Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Past Actions

6pm 31 Jul | Unionists for Refugees working group meeting

6pm 31 Jul | Unionists for Refugees working group meeting

When: 6-8pm, Tuesday 31st July

Where: ANMF Vic Branch, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

      

Facebook event here

Unionists for Refugees, a working group of RAC, is meeting to build the refugee rights movement within our unions.

All welcome

For more info phone Chris on 0403 013 183.

 

5pm 13 Jul | Paint the Town Refugee

5pm 13 Jul | Paint the Town Refugee

When: 5-6:30pm, 13 July 2018

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

Facebook event here

Calling all human rights activists! Join the Refugee Action Collective on 13 July to cover the Melbourne CBD in posters, leaflets and stencils to promote our “5 Years Too Many Rally for Refugees”. This important rally is to demand that the Australian government immediately close down the abusive immigration detention centres on Manus and Nauru, and bring all of the refugees and asylum seekers held there to Australia. To help build momentum for the rally, we need people to leaflet at Central Station, poster every bollard, cover the footpath in chalk stencils, ask stores to put up our material, and we need to make hundreds of placards. There will be plenty of materials, but you can bring your own too if you like. Bring a friend, or meet new people to work with at our stall. Newcomers very welcome.

3pm Sun 24 Jun TOMORROW | Don’t deport Priya, Nades and their children to danger

3pm Sun 24 Jun TOMORROW | Don’t deport Priya, Nades and their children to danger

Hosted by ‘Bring Home to Bilo’ (Biloela community), Tamil Refugee Council and RAC

When: 3-4pm Sunday 24 June

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

Facebook event here

Priya, Nades and their children Kopica and Tharunicaa have received a removal notice that could see them deported to danger in Sri Lanka.

RAC, Home to Bilo and the Tamil Refugee Council are holding a joint protest calling on the Turnbull government not to deport the family.

As the Home to Bilo campaign says
“We have lawyers desperately working on legal avenues but we need you to help us be as loud as we can.”

If we need to go out to MITA where they are being held we will, and announce it via RAC, Home to Bilo and TRC. What we need now is the biggest possible attendance at the rally on Sunday.

Below is a post put out by the Home to Bilo campaign this morning

BILOELA NEEDS YOUR HELP – PLEASE SHARE

They came at dawn – now they come at night.

Last night at dusk, Priya and Nades were served with deportation papers. They are set to be forced from our country by next Tuesday 26th June and the Border Force vans could come at any time.

Border Force thinks that doing this on a Friday night will stop us taking a stand for Priya, Nades and their Australian-born girls. But it won’t.

Country people know how to work on the weekend and we need your help.

We have lawyers desperately working on legal avenues but we need you to help us be as loud as we can.

1. Share this post with the hashtag #hometobilo
2. Click through to Peter Dutton’s facebook page (http://bit.ly/2tfy8gR) and leave a respectful comment asking him to intervene immediately.
3. If you live in Queensland (especially the electorate of Dickson) please call Mr Dutton’s electorate office on 07 3205 9977 and leave a polite, respectful message in his voicemail, including your name and town/suburb.
4. Send Mr Dutton an email and let him know it’s not OK to take Priya, Nades and their Australian-born girls from their home: peter.dutton.mp@aph.gov.au
4. Hold or participate in a peaceful event in your town or suburb, we will be sharing more info on events over the weekend that you can be involved in.

Please share this – we are not giving up and sly actions won’t beat us!

for more info call Simone from Home to Bilo 0418 869 907
Chris from RAC 0403 013 183
Aran from TRC 0410 197 814