SELECTED CAMPAIGN LINKS
Various images of Woomera.
This is the DIMiA "Detention Centre homepage"
Melbourne Indymedia archive on Woomera, particularly actions and information surrounding breakouts around Easter 2002.
Activist site with latest news and reports from inside Australian detention centres, particularly Baxter Detention Centre in SA.
A list of reports on, and sites related to asylum seekers in detention in Australia. Lists the numerous official reports and investigations into Australia's detention centres. Includes HRECO, Ombudsman, UN and Select Committee reports.
Spare Rooms for Refugees. Site set up by Kate Durham and Julian Burnside QC.
Comprehensive, accessible info about mandatory detention and asylum seekers in Australia, TPV's and community actions associated with welcoming asylum seekers into the Australian community.
Sydney Morning Herald online archive of all reportage on Woomera and other Australian detention centres. Includes news reports, features, editorials and opinion pieces.
An activist-media archive of Woomera 2001-2002
Baxterwatch. Activist and community watchdogs on Australia's maximum security prison - styled detention centre near Port Augusta, South Australia.
RAC, Refugee Action Committee (Canberra)
RAC, Refugee Action Collective (Victoria). Meets every Tuesday, 6pm at Trades Hall.
No-one Is Illegal. Melbourne based activist group that campaigns for open borders.
Their links page lists a range of groups active in defending the human rights of detainees in each of Australia's 6 detention centres.
In Woomera, family photos were not officially allowed, and have been known to be confiscated from detainees.
“Every story-telling medium in the history of mankind has included violent themes, because we depend on stories to help us sort through our conflicting values and our mixed feelings about aggression…What is bad about a lot of games isn’t that they are violent but that they trivialize violence.”
– Henry Jenkins, director of comparative media studies, MIT