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

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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Income Safety Net

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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#Time For A Home #Free the Refugees

A campaign for the Release of refugees from detention and their safe resettlement  Info about the campaign:   https://www.timeforahome.com.au/ Sign and share the Petition  #Time For A Home #Free the Refugees     Suggestions for actions and activities, including suggestions for social media  Background information on the issues    Suggestions for letter writing and lobbying  Seeking ambassadors for the campaign   It’s Time for Us to Come Together to End Detention: #Time For A Home! After 7 long years of toxic politics and punitive policies hundreds of people…

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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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