Mon Apr 13, 6:30 pm | Stopping Refugee Deportations: forum and info night

Where:
Lvl 7, 540 Elizabeth St City (just north of Vic Markets)

When:
Monday April 13, 6:30pm

Speakers:
Katie Robertson, Lawyer & Associate in Maurice Blackburn’s Social Justice Practice
Amanda Zivcic, Refugee Action Collective

The Abbott government is stepping up efforts to deport refugees to danger. Last year it forcibly deported asylum seekers back to Afghanistan for the first time. One man was captured and tortured by the Taliban within weeks. In December a deportation from Sydney was successfully prevented when the asylum seeker on board, in conjunction with passengers who stood up, demanded the deportee be removed from the plane. In Melbourne similar actions by passengers and activists has also delayed two forced removals, giving time to attach asylum seekers to a current High Court case. This forum will hear about recent protests as well as past anti-deportation action, and will discuss their role in the broader refugee rights campaign. Come along to find out how can get involved in the Refugee Action Collective.

For more info:
facebook.com/racvic/events
or call Chris 0403 013 183