Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

2017 Media Releases

6:30pm Dec 1 | Forum: The US Resettlement Deal: What does it really mean?

6:30pm Dec 1 | Forum: The US Resettlement Deal: What does it really mean?

When: 6:30pm Thursday 1st December

Where: Melbourne’s Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

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The Coalition government’s proposed resettlement deal with the US is an admission that Manus and Nauru are a dead end, but it is too shallow and too uncertain. The deal looks increasingly likely to only include small numbers of refugees at best. Prime Minister Turnbull is instead now talking about the possibility of a deal with corrupt Malaysian Prime Minister Najib. Malaysia is not a signatory to the UN refugee convention. Such talk is a further indication that the US deal (even if not scrapped by Trump) will not be a solution for the majority of those imprisoned offshore.

Come to a forum that will discuss the details of the US refugee deal, and why we must still raise the demand to #BringThemHere.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/320226231694287/

TOM BALLARD – STAND UP FOR MEHDI COMEDY GIG

TOM BALLARD – STAND UP FOR MEHDI COMEDY GIG

“People become refugees for lots of different reasons.

Mehdi lived in Iran. He dared to tell some jokes. Those jokes put his life in danger. He had to escape.

Then he found himself on Manus Island. For more than three years.

In this very special event, a stellar line-up of the best comedians at the Festival come together to perform in solidarity with Mehdi and all other victims of Australia’s refugee policies.

Hosted by Tom Ballard. A secret line-up of champions. An hilarious show for a damn good cause.

All proceeds donated to the Human Rights Law Centre”

Book tickets at:

https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2017/shows/stand-up-for-mehdi