Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Past Actions

Melbourne marches on World Refugee Day to end mandatory detention

Sunday’s rally saw over a thousand refugee activists and supporters rally outside the State Parliament on World Refugee, as part of nation-wide protests on the 20th anniversary of mandatory detention, a policy introduced in 1992. It was a lively rally that the Refugee Action Collective were part of building with the Refugee Advocacy Network. The(…)

2012 World Refugee Day Rally: 12 noon Sunday 17 June, starting State Parliament House

20 years too long! End Mandatory Detention Sunday 17 June, 12 noon Gather State Parliament House, Spring Street, Melbourne CBD Speakers then march to join the EMERGE Festival in Fitzroy Bring your banners, signs and messagesThis year is the 20th anniversary of the introduction of mandatory detention for all asylum seekers who arrive in Australia(…)

Why are you marching on World Refugee Day?

Why are you marching on World Refugee Day? Is it because 20 years of mandatory detention has been 20 years too long? Because you are sick of hearing about another suicide, suicide attempt or act of self-harm inside detention? Because you believe refugees have a basic human right to seek asylum? Because children being locked(…)