2pm 21/07 | Rally: 5 Years Too Many – Bring Them Here!

When: 2-5pm 21st July

Where: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne.

Facebook event here

Speakers include: 
Behrouz Bouchani, live cross from Manus
Mohamed Xarbi – Somali journalist and refugee
Lavanya Thavaraja – Tamil Refugee Council
Huong Truong – Greens MP for Western Suburbs
Luke Hilikari – Victoria Trades Hall Council

This July will mark 5 years since the ‘PNG solution’ was announced

5 years of limbo in offshore detention hellholes
2 years since Manus was declared illegal
Over 1.5 years since “US refugee deal” announced
10 deaths offshore
Its time – Bring Them Here!

On the 19th of July 2013, then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that all asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat would not be resettled here. This July marks five years too many for the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus and Nauru.

We need to loudly tell the Coalition government to Bring Them Here, and in the lead up to ALP national conference, tell the ALP it’s time to change policy.

Offshore processing must end
Boat turnbacks must end
CLOSE MANUS, CLOSE NAURU
BRING THEM HERE

call Chris for more info 0403 013 183

Rally endorsed by:

Australian Greens Victoria
Australian Services Union Victorian Private Sector Branch
Australian Unions for Western Sahara
Bayside Refugee Advocacy and Support Association
Black Sash
Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project
CFMEU Construction Division Victorian Branch
Grandmothers Against the Detention of Refugee Children
GetUp!
Kommonground
Labor for Refugees
Librarians for Refugees
Pax Christi Victoria
Queenscliff Rurual Australians for Refugees
Refugee Action Collective
Refugee Advocacy Network
Riff Raff Radical Marching Band
National Tertiary Education Union
Victorian Trades Hall Council

Flier and poster for distribution