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

Compassionate Resettlement of Refugees Forum

Forum:  Compassionate Resettlement of Refugees     View the forum discussion here In this discussion the speakers compare and contrast the way Australia and New Zealand have responded to people who have sought protection by exercising their right to seek asylum under the United Nations Convention on Refugees. The Forum was organised by Refugee Advocacy Network with the assistance of Amnesty International Australia, Academics for Refugees, Victorian Council of Churches, and hosted by St Paul’s Cathedral.  In 2001, the infamous standoff now known as…

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COMPASSIONATE RESETTLEMENT FOR REFUGEES

Join us at this important FORUM on Saturday 10 September:  2.00pm-3.15pm AEST Attend ONLINE, or IN PERSON at St Paul’s Cathedral, corner Swanston & Flinders Street, Melbourne.   All attendees are asked to register by Friday 9 September. After registering, you will receive confirmation email containing the link to join the online forum. Book your ticket here:   https://www.trybooking.com/CBUVP Or scan the following QR code Our special guests in this forum will compare and contrast the way Australia and New Zealand have responded to people who have…

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Freedom Street Film Documentary – Sunday 19th June 2022

This new documentary has received several awards already. Its Melbourne Premiere will be at Bridge Darebin Community Hall, 99 Leinster Grove, Thornbury on SUNDAY 19 JUNE and will be followed by a Q and A discussion with the director, Alfred Pek. The film is designed to raise awareness of how Australia’s ‘border protection’ policies have impacted 14,000 refugees who have been trapped in Indonesia for up to a decade without basic rights and with no prospect of re-settlement. Click here for details and tickets

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JUSTICE AND FREEDOM FOR REFUGEES – Palm Sunday 10 April 2022

Join the Melbourne Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees on Sunday 10 April from 1.30pm at the State Library, Swanston Street.  Facebook event is here: https://fb.me/e/11WCiGAAy  – please share!  See poster and leaflet here. Also join the ONLINE FORUM: Fair Go for Refugees: Australia can do better – Australia is failing refugees: what a decent approach would look like.     Wednesday 6 April, 7pm – 8.15pm AEST.  REGISTER here:   https://amnestyau.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpceyvqz8rGN04nQ7rAQOn5hi9PRdranbe    with Abbas Nazari (Tampa refugee) and Craig Foster, advocate for refugees.  See further detail below.  Share on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/1DfGgHyMw See listing of other…

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Park Hotel Refugee Action

Medical evacuation of refugees from Park Hotel in Carlton The situation for more than 40 refugees held in the hotel is alarming.    It is confirmed that at least 20 of the men now have Covid – one has been hospitalised.  The remaining men are at high risk of also getting Covid.     Send an email to urge the Victoria Government to demand proper care and quarantine arrangements for these men.   Victorian Minister for Health – The Hon Martin Foley MP    martin.foley@parliament.vic.gov.au…

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One more sleep to go 😊 tomorrow there is an online screening of ‘Freedom Street’, the documentary about the 14,000 refugees trapped in Indonesia, followed by a Q & A with the director and stars of the film.Tickets are $15 which can be purchased via this link:www.trybooking.com/CAXDX #refugees ... See MoreSee Less
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Two more days to go! This Thursday 11th August, there is an online screening of ‘Freedom Street’, the documentary about the 14,000 refugees trapped in Indonesia, followed by a Q & A with the director and stars of the film.Tickets are $15 which can be purchased via this link:www.trybooking.com/CAXDX #refugees ... See MoreSee Less
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This Thursday 11th August, there is an online screening of ‘Freedom Street’, the documentary about the 14,000 refugees trapped in Indonesia, followed by a Q & A with the director and stars of the film.Tickets are $15 which can be purchased via this link:www.trybooking.com/CAXDX #refugees ... See MoreSee Less
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