Refugees

The anti-refugee agenda and the myth of ‘illegals’

Both major parties contested the September federal election with the most heinous anti-refugee policies Australia has ever seen. Now the new Coalition government is hell bent on continuing the attack on refugee rights. On his...

The facts behind the fight over refugees

Last month Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced a new approach to dealing with asylum seekers who arrive by boat. His plan is simple: bribe Papua New Guinea to take responsibility for the regions...

Jailed for seeking protection

Labor sinks to new lows on refugees On Tuesday January 15 a healthy baby boy was born in a Sydney hospital, welcomed by his mother, father and two brothers. But unlike all the other babies...

Offshore processing no solution for refugees

This week the Labor Government worked hand in hand with the Liberal/National opposition to pass legislation to restart the offshore processing of refugees. In particularManusIslandandNauru will be used to house offshore processing centres. This so-called...

Why refugees seek asylum in Australia

Interview with Sri Lankan socialist leader Siritunga Jayasuriya is the leader of our sister party in Sri Lanka, the United Socialist Party. He is also the President of the Samastha Lanka Free Trade...

Scrap offshore processing and mandatory detention

Process refugees in the community and provide jobs, homes & services for everyone! Julia Gillard’s plan to send 800 refugees to Malaysia has hit a major hurdle. While Labor boasts about it’s ‘tougher-than-Howard’ credentials,...

Refugees are not the problem – The system is to blame!

In recent months the awful reality of Australia’s refugee system has once again come to the fore. The Christmas Island tragedy, six deaths in detention, increased rates of self-harm and numerous protests inside detention...

Eyewitness report from refugee boat in Merak

Socialist Party National Organiser Anthony Main is currently in Indonesia. On Friday he visited the 254 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees currently moored at the port in Merak. Below he reports on the discussions that...

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