Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Upcoming Events

6:30 Mon Jul 24 | Forum: How Can We Break the Bipartisan Support for Offshore Processing?

6:30 Mon Jul 24 | Forum: How Can We Break the Bipartisan Support for Offshore Processing? 0

When: 6:30-8:30pm, Monday July 24th
Where: Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Melbourne

trades hall

Speakers:
Ged Kearney – President ACTU
Michele O’Neil – State Secretary TCFUA & Labor 4 Refugees
Aran Mylvaganam – Tamil refugee & FSU organiser
Lucy Honan – RAC & Teachers 4 Refugees

The Labor leadership’s support for refugee deterrence and their silence on ‘Bring Them Here’ helps the Coalition get away with the offshore camps. But the gulf between Labor’s voting base and its leadership is growing. 68% of Labor voters now support bringing the refugees on Manus and Nauru to Australia. This meeting will look at how we can widen the cracks within the Labor Party over refugees and break the bipartisan refugee cruelty.

Call Chris 0403 013 183 for info

Facebook event here

Download poster here

6:30pm Dec 1 | Forum: The US Resettlement Deal: What does it really mean?

6:30pm Dec 1 | Forum: The US Resettlement Deal: What does it really mean? 0

When: 6:30pm Thursday 1st December

Where: Melbourne’s Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

multicultural hub

The Coalition government’s proposed resettlement deal with the US is an admission that Manus and Nauru are a dead end, but it is too shallow and too uncertain. The deal looks increasingly likely to only include small numbers of refugees at best. Prime Minister Turnbull is instead now talking about the possibility of a deal with corrupt Malaysian Prime Minister Najib. Malaysia is not a signatory to the UN refugee convention. Such talk is a further indication that the US deal (even if not scrapped by Trump) will not be a solution for the majority of those imprisoned offshore.

Come to a forum that will discuss the details of the US refugee deal, and why we must still raise the demand to #BringThemHere.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/320226231694287/

Upcoming Stalls – volunteers welcome!

Upcoming Stalls – volunteers welcome! 0

The Refugee Action Collective runs about two stalls every week, where our aim is to engage with the general public around the issues that asylum seekers and refugees face in Australia and its offshore detention centres.

We sell items such as badges and books, have petitions for people to sign, and generally try to engage people in meaningful conversations about these issues.

New people are always very welcome and appreciated at these stalls, and advice and guidance can be provided if you would like to come along and help.

 

If you would like to help out at one of these stalls (or run your own in your suburb!) please contact Peter at 0409 866 414

 

Upcoming stalls:

 ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL – SWANSTON ST AND FLINDERS

DAY MONTH DATE TIME
Thursday May 4th 12-1pm
Thursday June 1st 12-2pm
Thursday July 6th 12-1pm
Thursday August 3rd 12-1pm
Thursday September 7th 12-1pm
Thursday October 5th 12-1pm
Thursday November 2nd 12-1pm
SAVERS – 330 SYDNEY RD, BRUNSWICK
DAY MONTH DATE TIME
Thursday May 11th 12-1pm
Thursday June 8th 12-2pm
Thursday July 13th 12-1pm
Thursday August 10th 12-1pm
Thursday September 14th 12-1pm
Thursday October 12th 12-1pm
Thursday November 9th 12-1pm
COLES 686-699, GLENFERRIE RD, HAWTHORN
DAY MONTH DATE TIME
Thursday May 18th 12-1pm
Thursday June 15th 12-2pm
Thursday July 20th 12-1pm
Thursday August 17th 12-1pm
Thursday September 21st 12-1pm
Thursday October 19th 12-1pm
Thursday November 23rd 12-1pm
COLES, DOUGLAS PARADE, WILLIAMSTOWN
DAY MONTH DATE TIME
Thursday April 27th 12-1pm
Thursday May 25th 12-1pm
Thursday June 22nd 12-2pm
Thursday July 27th 12-1pm
Thursday September 28th 12-1pm
Thursday October 26th 12-1pm

 

STH MELBOURNE MARKET CORNER CECIL AND COVENTRY STREET

DAY MONTH DATE TIME
Saturday April 15th 11:30-12
Saturday April 29th 11:30-12
Saturday May 13th 11:30-12
Saturday May 27th 11:30-12
Saturday June 10th 11:30-12
Saturday June 24th 11:30-12
Saturday July 8th 11:30-12
Saturday July 22nd 11:30-12
Saturday August 5th 11:30-12
Saturday August 19th 11:30-12
Saturday September 2nd 11:30-12
Saturday September 16th 11:30-12
Saturday September 30th 11:30-12
Saturday October 14th 11:30-12
Saturday October 28th 11:30-12
Saturday November 11th 11:30-12
Saturday November 25th 11:30-12

 

VIC MARKET CORNER THIERRY AND ELIZABETH ST

DAY MONTH DATE TIME
Saturday April 22nd 11-12:30pm
Saturday May 3rd 11-12:30pm
Saturday May 20th 11-12:30pm
Saturday June 1st 11-12:30pm
Saturday June 17th 11-12:30pm
Saturday July 15th 11-12:30pm
Saturday July 29th 11-12:30pm
Saturday August 12th 11-12:30pm
Saturday August 26th 11-12:30pm
Saturday September 9th 11-12:30pm
Saturday September 23rd 11-12:30pm
Saturday October 7th 11-12:30pm
Saturday October 21st 11-12:30pm
Saturday November 4th 11-12:30pm
Saturday November 18th 11-12:30pm