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

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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Inquest begins into Shocking Death on Nauru

As the government tries to weazel out of providing medical care to people in offshore detention, the death and treatment of OMID shows the inhumanity and cruelty towards refugees. OMID was dying  in terrible pain for 10 hours with no attempt to relieve his agony. NJP Media Alert OMID Inquest begins into Shocking Death on Nauru Brisbane, Australia – 24-Feb-19 Doorstop: A statement will be given by Adjunct Professor George Newhouse – Principal Solicitor at the National Justice Project, the lawyers representing Omid’s family: When: Monday…

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Refugee Advocacy Network (RAN) Film Fundraiser

Invitation to see 3 great films – and help support the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees  Come along with your friends and colleagues – share through you social media networks – get the word out !   FILM FUNDRAISER    3 Thursday nights – 3 FILMS $20 per film or $50 for package of all films Wine and refreshments by donation Thursday 28 Feb –  BORDER POLITICS  – Q&A with Julian Burnside    https://www.facebook.com/events/414638545977968/?ti=ia Thursday 14 March – THE MERGER      https://www.facebook.com/events/362669361224362/?ti=ia Thursday 4 April     ISLAND OF HUNGRY GHOSTS    (Christmas Island)   https://www.facebook.com/events/384365799057982/?ti=ia…

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Palm Sunday Barnstorm For Refugees, Volunteer Info Session

Volunteers and campaigners needed! – Help us build the momentum for the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees Register Here: https://rac-vic.typeform.com/to/LvWjsv We need your help to make this year’s Palm Sunday Walk the biggest ever. With the election expected to be held in May it is important that lots of people come to the Walk to show our political leaders that the cruelty must end, and that we want to see justice for refugees.We are looking for volunteers to…

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DASSAN petition to ask the govt to get all off Manus and Nauru is online now

If you haven’t already signed, please sign, and send to all your contacts. Urge them to click, sign, share, and ask them to urge more people to click, sign, share too – keep the numbers growing. It is open for signing until 14 Feb, 2019. It will be tabled in parliament at the same sitting when Kerryn Phelps medivac bill is before the House of Reps. For the online petition, please click here.

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