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Sample social media posts for #Nobody Left Behind & RCOA research report December 2020 Refugee Council of Australia has released new report RCOA data summary   revealing the shocking increase of homelessness and hunger amongst people seeking asylum in Australia.  Listen to coverage on RN’s breakfast show here: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/asylum-seekers-left-behind-in-covid-recovery/12996902 .  Email senator.ruston@aph.gov.au to ask her to provide basic income support for people seeking asylum, today – this is the easy and affordable fix.  Phone: 1300 857 022  #NobodyLeftBehind ———— “Can you believe that in Australia right now, children are…

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PALM SUNDAY JUSTICE FOR REFUGEES – Virtual Event – 5th April 2020 – Social Media campaign and Online Actions

Advocacy groups across Australia took online action for refugee rights on Palm Sunday 2020 More than 40 Australian agencies united on Palm Sunday, 5 April to host a two-hour online event championing justice and dignity for refugees and people seeking asylum. The theme for this year’s event was “For a Just Future”. Some News articles on the online event are below: Event in WA Article about the online event Event in Whyalla AAP article about the event SPEAK UP for…

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: The Crisis in Australian Immigration Detention

Symposium BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: The Crisis in Australian Immigration Detention Friday 21 February 2020 9.30am – 12.30pm Facebook live stream videos of the event are here: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Organised by The Refugee Advocacy Network, an informal network of groups and individuals active in refugee advocacy in Victoria, and hosted by the Melbourne Law School WELCOME Prof John Tobin, University of Melbourne CONTEXT Alison Battisson, Human Rights for All STORIES FROM THE INSIDE – a former detainee and regular visitors…

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Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees 2019

Here are some of the wonderful speeches from the Melbourne Walk for Justice for Refugees Interfaith Panel Welcome Behrouz Bouchani’s Recorded Message from Manus Richard Flanagan calls for a Royal Commission into the Detention Centre Regime Nyadol Nyuon highlights the contribution refugees can make to Australia if given the opportunity David Manne said that Australia’s promise to protect Refugees enshrined in the Refugee Convention had been broken. “ We made a promise to help not to harm”

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If you had to choose between feeding your family and paying the rent, what would you do? Sadly, thousands of people seeking asylum in Australia are making this heartbreaking choice because they are unable to find employment, and do not receive any Centrelink payments. Refugee Council of Australia has published research RCOA data summary showing the extent of this crisis, with 70% skipping meals and over half at imminent risk of homelessness, while GPs are treating kids for malnutrition. As our country begins to recover from this crisis, our leaders must ensure there is #NobodyLeftBehind. Call and email senator.ruston@aph.gov.au to ask her to provide basic income support for people seeking asylum. Phone: 1300 857 022. ...
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Joim Ramsiyar and other refugees who will show you the inside of the Park Hotel, where they are imprisoned behind tinted windows, and then discuss what we can do to free them. ...
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