September 30, 2013
why PEOPLE SMUGGLERS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM
and DETERRENCE IS NO SOLUTION
The Refugee Action Collective presents a forum with author Robin De Crespigny. Her prize winning book “The People Smuggler” is the true story of why one man fled Saddam Hussain’s regime to become both a refugee and a people smuggler. But it is also the story of why refugees will risk so much to find safety in Australia, and how Australian deterrence policies have made those risks greater. As Abbott begins Operation Sovereign Borders, Ali Al Jenabi’s story gives us an invaluable insight into the human impact of anti-refugee policies like the criminalisation of people smugglers, mandatory detention and the life destroying temporary protection visa programs.
Entry by gold coin donation – All Welcome!
Call Kalinda 0423 507 373 or Ben 0402 766 009 for more info