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This profile was last updated on 12/16/04  and contains information from public web pages.

Ms. Emma Corcoran

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Background

Employment History

  • Spokeswoman
    Rural Australians for Refugees
  • Port Hedland Detention Centre

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    National Anti-Deportation Alliance
11 Total References
Web References
"People who are mentally healthy and ...
www.ruralaustraliansforrefugees.org.au, 16 Dec 2004 [cached]
"People who are mentally healthy and in control of their lives do not self-harm or go on hunger strikes," said RAR spokeswoman Emma Corcoran. "These are the actions of powerless and despairing people. They are so desperate to have a normal life. All they want is freedom, but they have all spent 4 or 5 years in detention.
"The government could stop the terrible suffering of these people, and save the Australian people millions of dollars, by giving these asylum seekers freedom," Ms Corcoran said. "These people are now our friends, and all we want for them is a fair go."
Rural Australians for Refugees is the largest grassroots refugee support groups, with approximately 15,000 supporters nationwide.
Contact: Emma Corcoran (08) 8642-4414
Sri Lankan asylum seekers wage hunger strike to stay in Australia
asia.news.yahoo.com [cached]
The asylum seekers _ most of whom have been held at an immigration detention center in South Australia state for three to four years _ say they face grave danger if they are returned to Sri Lanka, said Emma Corcoran, a spokeswoman for Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR).
Under the current procedure for assessing asylum claims, immigration officials evaluate only the political situation at the time the application is filed, Corcoran said Monday.But the hunger strikers say recent political developments in Sri Lanka place them at greater risk of persecution, and are seeking to have their cases reopened.
Peace negotiations aimed at ending Sri Lanka's civil war were suspended in April 2003 when the rebel Tamil Tigers withdrew from the talks, accusing the government of reneging on its promises to rehabilitate the war-torn northeast and resettle ethnic Tamils displaced by two decades of war.
"All they're asking for is that their claims are assessed again in light of the new situation," Corcoran said.
A spokesman for the Department of Immigration, who spoke on a customary condition of anonymity, said the department was monitoring the asylum seekers' health, but that waging a hunger strike would not help their cause.
"The department doesn't respond to these sorts of actions and it will not change the outcome of their cases," he said.
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IRR: Australia signs refugee deal with Iran - will Europe follow?
www.irr.org.uk, 31 May 2003 [cached]
By Emma Corcoran
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Emma Corcoran is a member of the National Anti-Deportation Alliance in Australia.She can be contacted at emmacorcoran@bigpond.com.
Emma Corcoran, an advocate ...
www.ruralaustraliansforrefugees.org.au [cached]
Emma Corcoran, an advocate who has been working intensively with detainees at Port Hedland Detention Centre over the past several months, has prepared a sheet of very useful information for those planning to visit the centre for the first time. The sheet includes location information, accommodation options, visiting procedures (both before and during your visit), and plenty of other useful advice. There will be a new "Visiting The Centres" section on the RAR website within the next week.
Please email Emma Corcoran for more information.
The Lanka Academic, the official newspaper of LAcNet
www.theacademic.org, 29 Nov 2004 [cached]
The asylum seekers most of whom have been held at an immigration detention center in South Australia state for three to four years say they face grave danger if they are returned to Sri Lanka - , said Emma Corcoran, a spokeswoman for Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR).
Under the current procedure for assessing asylum claims, immigration officials evaluate only the political situation at the time the application is filed, Corcoran said Monday.But the hunger strikers say recent political developments in Sri Lanka - place them at greater risk of persecution, and are seeking to have their cases reopened.
Peace negotiations aimed at ending Sri Lanka - 's civil war were suspended in April 2003 when the rebel Tamil Tigers withdrew from the talks, accusing the government of reneging on its promises to rehabilitate the war-torn northeast and resettle ethnic Tamils displaced by two decades of war.
"All they're asking for is that their claims are assessed again in light of the new situation," Corcoran said.
A spokesman for the Department of Immigration, who spoke on a customary condition of anonymity, said the department was monitoring the asylum seekers' health, but that waging a hunger strike would not help their cause.
"The department doesn't respond to these sorts of actions and it will not change the outcome of their cases," he said.
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