April 19, 2013
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 are languishing in hellish conditions on Nauru or Manus Is
– Despite being recognised as refugees in need of protection, dozens face life behind barbed wire after being rejected by ASIO. At MITA there are ASIO refugees who have been detained for over 4 years!
– MITA is set to dramatically expand its capacity to detain asylum seekers. This centre of anguish & misery should be closed immediately. All asylum seekers should be processed in the community with access to the support & services that they need.
From April 26-28 refugee rights groups and supporters are converging on Northam Detention Centre in Perth. The Melbourne protest outside Broadmeadows detention centre is in solidarity with the Perth Convergence. There will also be protests at the Sydney Villawood detention centre and Brisbane Immigration Transit Centre. We aim to shine a spotlight on the horrors of mandatory detention.
Organised by the Refugee Action Collective rac-vic.org
For more information call Liz Walsh 0405 736 265 or Sue Bolton 0413 377 978
For more information about the Perth Convergence visit rran.org
To register for the Perth convergence:
For Public Transport to protest: Get train to Gowrie Station, walk up Sydney Rd/Hume Hwy.
Meet in the Hungary Jacks carpark on the corner of Camp Rd and Hume Hwy for speeches followed by a march to the Broadmeadows Detention Centre.