August 16, 2015
Stand Up for Refugees Rally
When: 2pm 11 October 2015
Where: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St Melbourne
• NO Turnbacks
• Close Manus & Nauru
• NO Border Force Act
• End Mandatory Detention
Senator Sarah Hanson Young – Australian Greens
Mohammad Baqiri – refugee activist and Afghan refugee
Reza Yarahmadi – refugee activist and Kurdish refugee
As the 2nd Anniversary of Operation Sovereign Borders approaches all the horrors of Manus and Nauru remain.There is no permanent resettlement in sight for refugees, and systematic sexual abuse continues. Doctors have been over-ruled by government, victims have been denied appropriate medical treatment, and remain stuck where attacks took place.
Now the Abbott government is threatening doctors, nurses, teachers, counsellors and other workers in the detention regime with two years jail if they talk about what they witness. If you oppose this attempt to silence, then join us in defiance at the public rally on October 11.
There is an alternative. If asylum seeker boats can be found and turned around then they can instead be given safe passage to Australia; and asylum seekers processed on the mainland in the community.
Call Chris 0403 013 183 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1478609402439852/ for more info