Melbourne Marchers: Welcome Refugees to Australia, 2013

Over 300 people rallied in support of asylum seekers and refugees outside the Broadmeadows Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) Centre on Sunday 28th April 2013. The protest was organised by the Refugee Action Collective (Victoria), and follows the conclusion of a ten day hunger strike by 27 of the detainees.

The detention centre houses more than 30 refugees who have had adverse ASIO assessments - 55 refugees all told held around Australia are in immigration limbo due to ASIO. As refugees they cannot be returned to their country of origin, yet the secret ASIO assessment means they cannot be released from mandatory detention. They are in indefinite immigration detention limbo.

Taken on 2013-04-28
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