March 2020 media stories

Government inaction putting staff and inmates in immigration detention at great risk (Newcastle Herald) 31 March 2020

Australia’s imprisoned refugees plead for release as coronavirus risk increases (World Socialist Web Site) 27 Mar 2020

“We are sitting ducks for Covid 19”: asylum seekers write to PM after detainee tested in immigration  (The Guardian) 24 March 2020

Infectious disease doctors say immigration detainees should be released now as the Coronavirus spreads (Buzzfeed) 23 March 2020

Humanity in uncertain times
(Pro Bono Australia) 23 March 2020

Far right uses coronavirus to scapegoat refugees
(Mail and Guardian) 22 March 2020

Fears coronavirus could spread to asylum seekers in Australian immigration detention (SBS News) 22 March 2020

Morrison government urged to help temporary visa holders ‘trapped’ in Australia (Guardian Australia) 21 March 2020

Federal Government wins right to appeal ruling over medical transfer of refugees
(SBS News) 20 March 2020

UNHCR to suspend refugee resettlement due to coronavirus
(ABC RN) 19 March 2020

Fears for refugees after guard at Brisbane immigration detention centre tests positive for coronavirus (Guardian Australia) 19 March 2020

Guard working at Brisbane hotel housing refugees and asylum seekers tests positive for COVID-19 (SBS News) 19 March 2020

Palm Sunday Rally Cancelled, Campaign for Refugees to continue:
(Uniting Church of Australia NSW & ACT) 19 March 2020

Nauru declares ‘state of emergency’ to manage coronavirus pandemic
(SBS News) 17 March 2020

Urgent Statement from the Asia Pacific Network of Refugees 17 March 2020

Migration: The bargaining power of transit states
(Lowy Institute: The Interpreter) 17 March 2020

Warrawong Intensive English Centre swimming program helps build confidence (ABC News) 17 March 2020

Australia’s offshore detention determined cruel, inhuman and degrading, but not crimes against humanity (News Room, UNSW) 12 March 2020

National anti-racism campaign needed: Kristina Keneally
(Blue Mountains Gazette) 12 March 2020

Manus Island refugees recount violent attacks by armed locals on apartment compound (Guardian Australia) 11 March 2020

Former Manus Island detainee warns UN of Australia copycats
(RadioNZ) 11 March 2020

‘Life-changing program’ puts refugees, asylum seekers on right track
(Brisbane Times) 11 March 2020

Sudanese refugee who came to Australia with no education on road to becoming a surgeon (The Catholic Leader) 11 March 2020

How to succeed in refugee review cases: new research reveals the factors that matter (The Conversation) 10 March 2020

Game Over: Why Craig Foster’s refugee campaign matters
(The Roar) 10 March 2020

Australian high school student addresses UN, calls for end to ‘cruel, inhumane’ treatment of two Tamil refugees (SBS News) 8 March 2020

Port Moresby Refugee Hotel Attacked By Locals For A Second Time (scoop.co.nz – Press Release – RAC Sydney) 8 March 2020

Eelam Tamil student from Australia visits Geneva seeking release of detained Tamil asylum seekers (Tamil Guardian) 6 Mar 2020

Armidale Nauru to Canada appeal to get Nauru refugee family to Canada (Armidale Express) 6 March 2020

‘Nothing to see here’: Home Affairs chief denies knowing of bribe requests
(SMH) 6 March 2020

We relied on AAP when Guardian Australia launched. Holding power to account just got a whole lot harder (Guardian Australia) 5 March 2020

These asylum seeker families are being given free childcare in Sydney
(SBS News) 5 March 2020

Refugee children succeed at school with specialist tutoring from teachers who understand their trauma (ABC News) 4 March 2020

These asylum seeker families are being given free childcare in Sydney
(SBS) 4 Mar 2020

Asylum seekers in Bell City Mantra hotel Preston (Vic) call for release
(Herald Sun – paywall) 4 Mar 2020

Manus Island guard takes own life (The Saturday Paper) 4 March 2020

Manus guard pleads with Morrison to settle claim before taking life
(The Age) 3 March 2020

The closure of AAP is yet another blow to public interest journalism in Australia (The Conversation) 3 March 2020

‘People are crying and begging’: the human cost of forced relocations in immigration detention (The Conversation) 2 Mar 2020

Labor demands answers on patrol reduction (9 News) 2 March 2020

Cornelia Rau, Australia’s immigration wars and the true story behind TV
drama Stateless
(ABC) 2 Mar 2020

Border force authorities stop boat from Indonesia targeting Australia (News.com.au -paywall) 2 March 2020