12pm Mon Nov 26 | Kids Off All Off- Back the Wilkie Bill to Bring Them Here

When: 12-1pm, Monday 26th November

Where: Border Force Office, 1010 LaTraobe St, Docklands, Melbourne

Facebook event here

Join RAC at Border Force in Docklands on the day House of Representatives resumes, calling for parliament to support Andrew Wilkie’s bill to immediately bring children and families off Nauru to Australia.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has so far refused to give a timeline to get all children and their families off Nauru, but the pressure is increasing day by day.

The government has rejected Labor’s concessions over New Zealand. But with a reconfigured parliament, Labor can now make a real difference and get behind the bill. On November 26th, with Kerryn Phelps in the House of Representatives and three Liberal MPs openly calling for the kids to come off, Labor could help end the crisis by backing Andrew Wilkie’s Nauru bill (co-sponsored by the Greens) and voting to bring the children and their families to Australia.

 

4pm Fri Nov 9 | Qantas Don’t Deport to Danger-Let Huyen, Priya & Nades stay

When: 4pm, Friday 9th November 2018

Where: 79-81 Victoria Pde, Collingwood, VIC

Facebook event here

Rally at Jetstar Corporate Office calling on Qantas and all airlines not to deport Huyen, Priya, Nades or any asylum seekers to danger.

We need to keep up the pressure to prevent the deportation of Huyen, Priya, Nades and family.

Vietnamese asylum seeker Huyen faces deportation and indefinite separation from her 6 month old daughter Isabella and husband Paul.

Peter Dutton has the power to disallow people who come by boat making asylum claims. Dutton refuses to ‘lift the bar’ to allow Huyen to make a claim for asylum. The outcome of her recent case to challenge this was negative.

Priya, Nades and their Australia born children Kopica and Tharunicaa remain in detention in Melbourne, after living and working in Biloela for four years

There are currently no legal barriers to the deportation of Hyuen, or Priya, Nades and their children.

Dutton can intervene in hours to bend visa rules for the au pairs connected to his mates and Coalition donors. But he won’t allow a single act of compassion for Huyen, or Priya and Nades.

This rally has been called to keep up public pressure for airlines to refuse to do Dutton’s dirty work.

Nine women who are finalists for Qantas awarda have spoken out against Qantas participation in forced deportations
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/oct/17/qantas-women-of-influence-protest-against-airlines-role-in-forced-deportations?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Commercial airlines have flown countless asylum seekers to danger. In the US United, American, and Frontier have told Trump they won’t fly separated children of immigrants and asylum seekers other than to return them to their parents. In the UK Virgin won’t fly deportations of the Windrush generation. In Germany Lufthansa pilots have refused on hundreds of occasions to fly asylum seekers to danger. It’s time for Qantas to step up and stop aiding the Australian government commit human rights abuses.

Join us to demand that Qantas refuse to take part in these, or any other future deportations.

Sign the online petition to call on Qantas and other airlines not to let Dutton use their aircraft, pilots or crew to force them to danger:
https://www.change.org/p/qantas-fly-these-queensland-born-sisters-home-to-biloela-not-to-danger

Sign the online petition Don’t deport Huyen – Stop separating families
https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/don-t-deport-huyen-stop-separating-families

Sign the peititon don’t deport Priya, nades and children
https://www.change.org/p/peter-dutton-bring-priya-back-to-biloela

call Chris for more info 0403 013 183

 

5:30pm Oct 12 | Paint the Town Refugee

When: 5:30pm, Friday 12th October 2018

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

Facebook event here

Join RAC in covering Melbourne this Friday evening with posters, leaflets and chalk to advertise the rally on October 27th other RAC initiatives.

No experience needed!

Meet other activists or come with friends. Plaster the CBD, or pick up materials to cover your own neighbourhood. No need to bring anything, but donations of tape, chalk or flour glue are very welcome.

Be sure to take photos of the posters that we put up and send them through so we can share on social media!

 

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