A coalition of Victorian groups campaigning for rights for refugees in Australia

Grandmothers Against Detention: Freedom Ride to Canberra

Dear Grandmothers and Friends of Grandmothers. We are going to tell our elected representatives we will NOT stand by and allow the detention of babies, children, and their families. WE will NOT stand by and watch 267 asylum-seekers in Australia be returned to Nauru – babies, children and families. We’ve participated in numerous rallies, vigils, walks, chants and postcard and letter-writing campaigns. Now we’re heading for Federal Parliament. We’re going to insist that incarcerating children breaks our international obligations under…

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What I saw as a teacher on Nauru- former worker and principal speak out

Tuesday February 23 at 6.00 pm Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St More information here Speakers: *Former teacher from RPC1 school on Nauru and Paul Dingle, principal from Glenroy Secondary College (who has spoken out against the planned removal of two of his students to Nauru) Come along to hear an eyewitness report from a teacher who worked with asylum seeker children at the Nauru detention centre school before it was closed. He risks 2 years gaol for breaking the Border…

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REFUGEE POLICY ‘Q&A’ EVENT Legally Defensible?

An ALHR Melbourne event not to be missed! ALHR will host Anna Burke MP (Labor) and Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young (Greens) as they discuss their parties’ refugee policies and plans.  Joining them in discussion will be legal community stakeholders and experts in refugee law: Julian Burnside AO QC (Vic Bar),  David Manne (Refugee Legal)and Dr Savitri Taylor ​(La Trobe University). Together, this distinguished panel of speakers will answer questions from the audience and each other. We hope you can join us…

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Combined Refugee Action Group Geelong Supports Offers of Sanctuary

The Combined Refugee Action Group is deeply disappointed at the recent High Court judgement that will return many vulnerable people to filthy, fearful, punitive conditions in offshore detention at Nauru. The children and families affected by this judgement have done no wrong and do not deserve to be returned to conditions where they are routinely humiliated and abused. We welcome recent announcements by churches around the country with respect to the concept and practice of “sanctuary” and stand ready to…

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Turnbull must accept Andrews offer as a first step to closing Nauru and Manus.

‘The Refugee Action Collective welcomes the Andrews Labor government’s written offer to Prime Minister Turnbull to resettle all children and their families at risk of being sent back to Nauru. Federal ALP opposition leader Bill Shorten should take note and abandon support for offshore processing and associated cruelty to refugees,’ said Chris Breen for the Refugee Action Collective. ‘We also call on the Andrews government to clarify whether the offer extends to those without children, to the couples, single men…

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BREAKING: New Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews just told ABC Radio she expects to be briefed on our Biloela family tomorrow morning. Your respectful e-mails have never been more important.Please tap bit.ly/EmailKarenAndrews and tell Ms Andrews, in your own, polite words, why she must use her new power to bring Priya, Nades and the girls home to Biloela now.Did you know that it's almost two years since the Department of Home Affairs recommended the Minister consider granting visas that would allow Priya, Nades and the girls to leave detention and live freely in the community? Tap bit.ly/BiloelaFacts for more facts on our Biloela family. ...
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Indi RAR contingent which included people from local groups in Manfield, Benalla, Wangaratta, Yackandandah and region for Palm Sunday #justice4refugees #gameover ...
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Walk for Justice at Ballarat on Palm Sunday #justice4refugees #gameover ...
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Palm Sunday in Warrnambool! #gameover #justice4refugees ...
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