April 22, 2015
HOW CAN WE GET LABOR TO OPPOSE OFFSHORE DETENTION?
A public forum for trade unionists
6.30pm Wed June 24,
Mtng Room I, Trades Hall
cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts Carlton
Forum organised by labor for Refugees, The Refugee Action Collective and the Refugee Advocacy Network
Ged Kearney – ACTU president
Aran Mylvaganam -Tamil refugee and Financial Sector Union organiser
Pamela Curr – Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Damien Kingsbury – Professor of International Politics, Dealkin University.
and President of ALP Batman, Federal Electoral Assembly
Tony Abbott has made ‘stopping the boats’ front and centre of national politics. Tragically the ALP position of supporting offshore detention gives him a free kick, a kick that is destroying refugee lives. On Manus Island Reza Barati was murdered and over 70 brutally injured by those responsible for their safety. Detention on Nauru has led to rape, and sexual abuse of children. Offshore processing will be a central debate at this years ALP national conference July 24-26. Come to a forum specifically aimed at arming union members with arguments necessary to take on the lies about refugees. The forum will discuss what’s wrong with offshore processing, what are humane alternatives and how we can win them.
Call Lucy from the Refugee Advocacy Network on 0404 728 104
or Ilia from Labor for Refugees 0425 750 044 for more info