Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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NEW INITIATIVE // Letters to Senators

A new initiative that RAC is organising is mass letter writing to the Victorian Labor Senators. This targeted approach pressures parliamentarians to change policy, as this directly threatens their chance of re-election.

Feel free to download the pro forma letter and fill in your details and the senator’s details, and then mail to them. Of course, these letters can be sent to any Labor MP or Senator.

RAC letter to senators

Victorian ALP Senators

  • Senator Kimberley Kitching, P O Box 3162, Newport West  3015
  • Senator Jacinta Collins, Ground Flr, 1013 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill 3128
  • Senator Kim Carr, 62 Lygon St, Carlton  3053
  • Senator Gavin Marshall, 376 Victoria St, North Melbourne  3051

Rally: 6 Years Too Long – Close Manus & Nauru – Bring Them Here

SATURDAY JULY 20, 2PM, STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/598607583941444/

6 Years Too Long – Close Manus & Nauru – Bring Them Here

The re-election of the Morrison government is a setback for refugees, but Morrison has no mandate for anti-refugee racism, and we know that this government can and must be fought.

The Coalition has presided over almost 6 years of cruelty to refugees on Manus and Nauru, including 12 deaths offshore. July 19 marks the 6th anniversary of Kevin Rudd’s announcement that “any asylum-seeker who arrives in Australia by boat will have no chance of being settled in Australia as refugees”. The announcement didn’t save Rudd then, and in 2019 Shorten emphasising how much Labor agreed with the Liberals on refugee policy did not stop Labor being defeated. Copying the cruelty, or going quiet is not a strategy for change.

Morrison was forced against his wishes to get kids of Nauru. That was won together in solidarity with the struggles of refugees themselves, by refusing to be silent, by being active on the streets, and in our workplaces and campuses. We need to take to the streets, now more than ever. We can build a refugee movement that can get everyone off Manus and Nauru. Join us on July 20 to be part of it.

Close the Camps

Bring The Refugees Here

End Deportations to Danger

Call Chris 0403 013 183 for more info

Post election strategy discussion for refugee rights movement

MONDAY JUNE 3, 6:30-8:30PM, 535 ELIZABETH STREET, MELBOURNE

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1256560351160360/

Morrison’s election is a setback for refugees, but we know that this is a government that can be fought. Morrison was forced against his wishes to get kids of Nauru.

Come to a post-election strategy discussion hosted by the Refugee Action Collective, to discuss how we can strengthen the refugee movement to get everyone off Manus and Nauru.

We will discuss how we can respond to the re-elected Morrison government, why Morrison no mandate for anti-refugee racism, campaign priorities and ideas, and we will be organising the July 20 Bring Them Here rally
https://www.facebook.com/events/598607583941444

We will also have a comprehensive legal update.

Whether you are affiliated with a refugee activist /advocacy group or you are an independent activist, you are welcome to come along with your ideas. All refugee rights supporters welcome.

Call Chris on 0403 013 183 for more info

No Mandate 4 Refugee Racism: Bring Them Here, Free Priya & Nades

FRIDAY MAY 24, 5:30PM, STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2186205281495043/

Snap Rally:
No Mandate for Refugee Racism – Bring the Refugees Here
Free Priya, Nades & Family

The return of the Morrison government is bad news for refugees.

Priya, Nades and their family now face imminent deportation, and the possibility of immediately getting 150 refugees off Manus and Nauru to NZ is off the table.

But there is no mandate for the refugee cruelty that has marked the last six years of Coalition rule. Refugees barely featured in the election campaign, Morrison has no mandate of his own. He has no mandate for indefinite detention, and no mandate for deportations to danger.

Morrison’s election is a setback but we know that this is a government that can be fought. Morrison was forced against his wishes to get kids of Nauru. That was won together in solidarity with the struggles of refugees themselves, by refusing to be silent, by being active on the streets, and in our workplaces and campuses. Join us this Friday to redouble our efforts to Free Priya, Nades & Family, to Close Manus and Nauru, and Bring the Refugees Here.

Call Chris on 0403 013 183 for more info