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2012 World Refugee Day Rally report – photos, video

Approximately 1300 people turned out to the Melbourne 2012 World Refugee Day rally held June 17.  The rally began at Parliament House and heard speeches from Aunty Diane Kerr, traditional owner; Jessie Taylor, Human rights lawyer; Godrey Yoganathan, Tamil refugee; Sarah Hanson-Young, Greens senator; John Gulzari, Hazara refugee; Yustin Papuana Motte, West Papuan refugee and Louise Connor, state secretary, Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance.  There were also performances by the Future of Rap and The Conch. The theme of the…

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Hanson-Young among thousands rallying around Australia this weekend* urging fairer go for refugees

Australians will attend rallies across the country today and tomorrow for World Refugee Day (officially June 20) in support of a fairer go for refugees. “The Australian Greens are working to put time limits on detention into legislation, because we know the current system is causing easily preventable mental and physical damage to already fragile people,” Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “We’ve legislation before parliament which sets time limits – as recommended by the recent parliamentary inquiry into…

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Team Africa to lead World Refugee Day Rally

Leading the World Refugee Day March and Rally on Sunday 17 June will be Team Africa, a group of young African footballers from refugee backgrounds, who are linked to the North Melbourne Football Club. The World Refugee Day Rally begins at 12 noon at Parliament House and will march at 1pm to Fitzroy Town Hall to link up with the Emerge multicultural festival. Speakers will be at Parliament House and also at the Emerge Festival. When the march leaves Parliament…

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Indo-Chinese organisations support World Refugee Day Rally

For the first time, a number of Indo-Chinese organisations will participate in the World Refugee Day rally in Melbourne. More than 100 organisations are supporting the World Refugee Day March and Rally on Sunday 17 June, 12 noon at Parliament House. After speakers, the rally will leave Parliament House at 1pm to march to Fitzroy Town Hall where the rally will link up with the Emerge multicultural festival. Speakers will be at both ends of the march. Refugee Advocacy Network…

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Australian Rohingyan refugees fear for families missing in Burma violence

The anti-Rohingyan violence in Arakan province is directly affecting Rohingyan refugees in Australia. The family of a Rohingyan refugee, Habibrahman, presently in detention in Darwin Airport Lodge is missing. Habib’s mother, sister are missing since their house was burned down at the start of the violence on 8 June. His aunts and cousins are also missing, as hundreds have been reported killed, and thousands displaced in a government sponsored pogrom. Over 150 Rohingya Burmese will rally today in Canberra to…

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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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