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Original Nation Passports delivered to refugees in PoM

Original Nation Passports delivered to refugees in PoM

Original Nations Passports destined for PNG traveled from Narrm, up the east coast of so-called Australia, and were signed by Aboriginal Elders on the way, including Uncle Kevin Buzzacott and Uncle Lyle Davis. Some of these passports were presented to asylum seekers in Port Moresby. Original Nations Passports have been accepted as travel documents before, and a couple of the asylum seekers talked with Izzy about what could happen next.  ... read more

Video Diary #3

In this video diary, Izzy reflects on some of the psychological ramifications on asylum seekers of Australia’s torture regime in PNG. Also – on 19th July, “6 years too long”, Kaaveh protests at the Australian High Commission. Next up – a longer piece digging deeper into the experiences of West Papuan refugees in Port Moresby.   read more
Land Convoy #2

Land Convoy #2

On day 2 in Port Moresby, Izzy delivered some gifts to asylum seekers and talked with Kaaveh, an asylum seeker from Iran. Kaaveh is one of a group of men who have refused to participate in the process to claim asylum, as they were illegally trafficked to Papua New Guinea, and thus are identified as “negatives” by the australian government. Kaaveh was moved from Manus to Hodava Hotel in Port Moresby and has since been taken to Bomana prison, referred to in this video. The australian... read more
Land Convoy #1

Land Convoy #1

Due to both internet quality and risk of deportation, we were unable to share our land crew’s time on PNG with you in real-time. They spent a number of weeks both in Port Moresby and on Manus Island, connecting with refugees, traditional owners, customary land owners, and local Church leaders. Now that they’re back (safe and sound, unlike the men still indefinitely held hostage in PNG), we’ll be releasing regular footage – including interviews with refugees. Stay tuned – and... read more
Captain Mic refused visa ?!

Captain Mic refused visa ?!

In the aftermath of last week’s horrendous police roundup of asylum seekers from Hodava Hotel and their subsequent further imprisonment at Bomana jail, we have more bad news. It seems that Captain Mic is going to be refused his PNG visa, and therefore Lazy Jack will be unable to sail. This is hugely disappointing, given we were coming in peace and were invited by traditional owners on Manus. It is sad, but not 100% surprising, since we know that governments make unfair decisions about who is... read more
On the way to Papua New Guinea…

On the way to Papua New Guinea…

Three months have passed since we launched from Birraranga/Narrm in May and a lot has happened for us and in the world in that time. The very start of our journey was not easy, as Kindred Spirit, one of the dedicated flotilla boats travelling with us, was destroyed in a car accident. We needed to adapt to the new circumstances and continue partly as land convoy on our way up. We weren’t going to give up no matter what! On election day we paid a visit to the illegal government in Kirribili... read more