Refugee and Immigrant Rights

Australia has escaped recession for more than two decades, despite the impact of the Asian and global financial crises on the world's economies.

The campaign against racism and the far right needs needs a clear understanding of racism and fascism and how to fight these threats.

Injustice has become law and, in our millions, we are resisting.

All around Australia, racially oppressed minority communities are celebrating the late night defeat of the federal government’s attempt to weaken section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

Let's come out in big numbers to end the war on refugees on April 13 (Palm Sunday).

Joseph Elu, chair of the Torres Strait Regional Authority, told Radio National’s PM on January 5 that the islands that have been home to Indigenous people for thousands of years are “being inundated”, right now because of climate change.

On November 22 in cities around Australia, anti racists will be mobilising to defend the rights of refugees, Muslim communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. These demonstrations have been organised as counter protests to nationally coordinated actions by Reclaim Australia, a racist group targeting Muslim communities.

After ripping up Australia's commitment to the 1951 Refugee Convention on several occasions in the past, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on October 30 that the Australian government intends to do so again.

The only facts that the public know about the death of Melbourne teenager Numan Haider is that he was shot and killed by the police on September 23 and that two Victorian police officers were stabbed.

The announcement on September 9 that Australia will accept only 12,000 refugees from Syria and that the government will seek to discriminate on the basis of ethnicity and religion is further proof that the government is lying about leading the world in welcoming refugees.

Just as a chain of legitimisation helped revive Pauline Hanson, a mass campaign of delegitimisation is needed to turn back the tide.

The Australian government is continuing military cooperation with the genocidal Myanmar regime, despite its attacks on Rohingya civilians.