Palm Sunday Speeches

Below are the links to videos from the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees:

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Behrouz Boochani – Message to Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugee

Behrouz Boochanie speaks to Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees rally about the role of Australian politicians in the violence on Manus and Nauru, and the the terror attack in Christchurch, NZ.

Posted by Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) on Sunday, 14 April 2019

ACTU president Michele O'Niel speaks Walk for Justice for Refugees

Fantastic speech by ACTU president Michele O’Niel talking about the need to change the rules for refugees:“We believe that Australian working people should be more afraid of billionares on yachts that a few hundred people seeking asylum on boats”

Posted by Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) on Monday, 15 April 2019

 

Lavanya Thavaraja – Tamil Refugee Council speaks out at Walk for Justice for Refugees

Lavanya Thavaraja from the Tamil Refugee Council speaks movingly about the plight of Tamil refugees, and how it affects all of us. She talks about Rajan, ten years in detention now with cancer, and the two Australian born children who have spent 40 months in detention.She calls to kick out the brutal Morrison government and to close all of the denetion centres.

Posted by Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) on Monday, 15 April 2019

Richard Flanagan

Posted by Walk for Justice for Refugees – Palm Sunday on Sunday, 14 April 2019

David Manne

Posted by Walk for Justice for Refugees – Palm Sunday on Sunday, 14 April 2019

Nyadol Nyon

Posted by Walk for Justice for Refugees – Palm Sunday on Sunday, 14 April 2019

1pm Mar 2 | Don’t reopen Christmas Island, Close all Detention Centres

When: 1pm-2:30, Saturday 2nd March 2019

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

Facebook event here

Following the passing of the amended Medivac Bill, Scot Morrison has announced his intention to reopen Christmas Island Detention Centre. He has stated that his aim is to transfer 300 sick people back into a detention centre almost as isolated and notorious as those on Manus Island and Nauru.

Join us to demand both onshore and offshore detention centres are shut down, that sick people are provided medical care on the mainland and are housed in the community, not locked away in a different barbed wire camp.

Speakers and further information to be added

For more information contact Lucy on 0404 728 104

 

6:30pm Mon 4 Mar | Public Forum: Stranded In Indonesia: Australia’s 14K Forgotten Refugees

When: 6:30-8:30pm, Monday 4th March 2019

Where: ANMF Vic Branch, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

Facebook event here

Public Forum:
Stranded In Indonesia: Australia’s 14K Forgotten Refugees
– the reality of “regional processing

A combination of Australia’s policy of turning back boats in 2013 and Tony Abbott’s 2014 ban on resettling UNHCR recognised refugees has seen thousands of refugees and asylum seekers stranded in Indonesia for years on end.

The latest estimate is around 14,000 men, women and children. The UNHCR admitted to the refugees that the reality is that most will never be resettled. The refugees have no right to work, health care or education, and in March 2018 Australia cut IOM funding that was providing food assistance.

Join us for this important discussion of Australia’s forgotten refugees.

Speakers:
Asher Hirsh – Senior Policy Officer at the Refugee Council of Australia. He is completing a PhD on Australia’s refugee containment policies in Indonesia

Refugee in Indonesia via Skype (details tbc)

Chris Breen – Refugee Action Collective

 

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