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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...

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All boats were created equal..

All boats were created equal..

On the journey north, Lazy Jack and crew have passed plenty of boats, though few as big and fast-moving as the navy warships moving around near Magnetic Island. The ships are off the Queensland coast as part of the Talisman Sabre military exercises. As the press release breathlessly announces, "This will be one of the largest gatherings of military ships to visit Brisbane for a single event in more than three decades, and will include vessels from the United States, New Zealand, Canada and...

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Abbot Point

Abbot Point

Early on Monday morning, Lazy Jack and crew passed Abbot Point just north of Bowen. It was still dark at first, so we saw only bright orange lights. But as we went further north and the sun rose, we saw the terminal - a huge pile of black coal by a long jetty; offshore gigantic barges waiting to be loaded. The Abbot Pt coal terminal is owned by the Indian corporation Adani, and is where the coal from Adani's controversial proposed Carmichael mine in central Queensland would be exported. As far...

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Original Nation passports signing ceremony with Uncle Lyle

Original Nation passports signing ceremony with Uncle Lyle

Aboriginal people have been experiencing incarceration, prison camps and prison islands on their own land at the hands of the colonial australian government. We know what it feels like to be refugees on our own land. This is why we are extending solidarity to the refugees on Manus Island by issuing Original Nation passports as a symbol of an invitation. We are calling on all Pacific nations to recognise our sovereignty and these passports and to allow those seeking asylum to use them to travel...

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