Since 1989, the Australian Government's policies and actions against asylum seekers and refugees have increasingly become xenophobic, nationalist and repressive.
On top of turning back boats in acts of piracy on the high seas and deporting refugees back to dangers in countries they escaped from, Australia has created a series of concentration camps for refugees both onshore and offshore.
Currently, the camp at Manus Island is closing, leaving hundreds of refugees in a desperate situation. Asia Pacific Currents talks to Tamil Refugee Council spokesperson Aran Mylvaganam about the latest situation on Manus Island.
Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia
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