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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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POLITICAL DEMONISING OF MUSLIMS AND REFUGEES LINKED TO CHRISTCHURCH MASSACRE 

by Tess Lawrence, Contributing Editor-at-Large, Independent Australia The endemic racism and repugnant rhetoric endorsed by some of Australia’s politicians and promulgated through both Houses of Parliament, as Hansard will forever attest, has legitimised the global bloodsport of demonising muslims and refugees. The extent to which parliamentary hatespeak has contributed to New Zealand’s ChristchurchMassacre in the Mosques will become better known as the Australian who has been charged with this heinous crime, comes before the Court. Successive Australian governments have shamelessly and illegally…

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