Update: Refugee rights, child labour and individuals at risk

Get the latest update on what you have achieved for refugees, our progress toward ending child labour in palm oil production and recent developments for individuals at risk.

Good Friday Violence on Manus Island

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has been held to account in parliament because activists demanded answers.

A couple of hours after the release of our report on the Good Friday violence on Manus Island, the PNG police admitted our findings to be true.

In the following week at Budget Estimates, Senators questioned the Immigration Department which then contradicted its earlier version of what happened during the shooting on Manus Island, revealing that nine people were injured and that many shots were fired into the refugee compound by PNG defence force personnel.

If you haven’t already, please sign and share our action calling on the Government to bring the people on Nauru and Manus Island to safety in Australia:

Bring Them Here

Ending child labour

Since we launched our first online action targeting big brand companies — like Nestle, Kellogg’s, Colgate-Palmolive and Unilever — over 10 local groups have run stalls all around the country outside their local supermarket and supporters have taken over 25,000 actions.

It’s time to take the pressure up a level by focusing on three of their biggest clients in Australia – Woolworths, Coles and Aldi. If you haven’t already please take and share the latest online action.

Individuals at risk

Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years in a US prison after disclosing classified information, walked free in May instead of in 2045.

Amnesty supporters around the world are now taking action to free Taner Kilic, AI Turkey Chair, Idil Eser AI Turkey Director and the #Istanbul10 after they were caught up in the Turkish government’s post-coup crackdown on dissent.

Please take action here