Sunday, April 28 @ 1pm / Meet Corner Camp Rd and Hume Hwy, Broadmeadows (Hungary Jacks carpark) Close Manus, Close Nauru End Mandatory Detention- not MITA extension Justice for ASIO refugees Don’t Deport to Danger. – Over 5,000 asylum seekers are currently detained in detention centres across the country, inc hundreds of children. – Hundreds [...]
Refugees in the Broadmeadows Detention Centre, MITA (Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation) are currently on hunger strike in a desperate attempt for people to recognise their humanity and to ask the government for their immediate release. Beginning as a hunger strike of 28, some of them have been taken to hospital, fainted and have said they [...]
Read about why RAC is calling for a boycott: Australia must go in to bat for Tamils, Trevor Grant, The Age, December 11, 2012. Call to boycott Sri Lankan cricket tour, Michael Gordon, The Age, December 10, 2012 Support the boycott of the Sri Lankan cricket team This year, inspired by the spirit of Anti-Apartheid [...]
Organised by the Refugee Advocacy Network Friday, November 30 @ 7pm / City Square, corner of Swanston and Collins Streets, Melbourne The Australian government has dumped asylum seekers on Nauru in intolerable conditions, but they are the responsibility of Australia, not Nauru. Omid an Iranian man has been on hunger strike for over 30 days [...]
Tuesday 6 November, 1:00pm – 5:00pm Outside the Maribyrnong Detention Centre – 53 Hampstead Rd, Maidstone. This Melbourne Cup Day join refugee rights supporters outside the Maribyrnong detention centre for an anti-racism music concert & BBQ. Let the people inside know many of us support their attempts to live in Australia by taking a Melbourne [...]
NO OFFSHORE PROCESSING – Not Nauru, Not Manus Island, Not Malaysia Sunday 21 October - 1pm at State Library Invite your friends on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/446990272009744/ Speakers include: Adam Bandt – Greens deputy leader Theo Mackaay - General Secretary, Victorian Council of Churches Michele O’Neil – State Secretary, Textile Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia Aran [...]
The Refugee Action Collective welcomes the decision of the High Court ruling invalid the regulation which has allowed the Immigration minister to deny protection visas to refugees based on ‘adverse assessments’ by ASIO. We join the chorus of refugee and human rights advocates calling on the Immigration Minister to immediately release all 54 refugees with [...]
Last Friday, on the 14th of September, the Refugee Action Collective held an action outside Thai Airways’ offices in Melbourne to bring attention to the airline’s shameful role in deporting refugee Dayan Anthony back to Sri Lanka. Following a recent ruling in the High Court, RAC is urging refugee activists to be on alert to [...]
PLEASE NOTE VENUE AND DATE CHANGE Wednesday, October 31, 8pm / Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall, cnr Victoria and Lygon Streets (center via Lygon Street), Melbourne Suggested donation: $15/$10 at the door RSVP, share and invite friends via our Facebook event The Refugee Action Collective is proud to host a screening of Between the Devil [...]
RAC meets every Monday (except the first Monday of the month) from 6.30pm at the Australian Nurses Federation on Elizabeth Street, just north of the Victoria Markets.
Call 0405 736 265 for more information.
Donate to RAC!
RAC relies on donations and our own fundraising efforts…and we’re always desperate for money! The costs of holding a rally or event like the Tampa commemoration, for example, can be huge. Posters for a recent rally cost $900, while the hire of a PA system costs around $700.
Donations to RAC can be made by depositing money directly into the RAC account, Commonwealth Bank BSB: 063 262, Account 1025 2396, or send cheques to: PO Box 578 Carlton South, Vic 3053.