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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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Protection sidelined in rush to implement deterrence

The Australian Government’s interest in the refugee protection measures recommended by the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers has not matched its haste to implement the Panel’s recommendations on deterrence, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) says. RCOA CEO Paul Power said that the political debate and the activity within the Parliament since Monday’s release of the Expert Panel report had focused almost exclusively on just three of the Expert Panel’s 22 recommendations – those related to re-establishing forced transfers of asylum seekers to Nauru and Manus…

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For World Human Rights Day the Refugee Advocacy Network will be organising events to call for the release of refugees, in the Mantra, MITA and all across Australia and offshore.

There will be a hologram projection at the Mantra in Preston from 8pm on Human Rights Day itself (50 people can also be present), and a rally socially distanced groups of 50 across different locations in the CBD from 2-3pm Saturday Dec 12 - that event will be up on Facebook shortly, in the meantime you can register for both covid-safe events here
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Read the article Refugees are the Canaries in the Mine:
www.eurekastreet.com.au/article/refugees-are-the-canaries-in-the-mine

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