Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Upcoming Events

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
8:30am Mon Oct 1 | Let Huyen Stay- solidarity protest at court hearing

8:30am Mon Oct 1 | Let Huyen Stay- solidarity protest at court hearing

When: 8:30-10am Monday 1st October

Where: 305 William St, Melbourne (next to Flagstaff Gardens/Flagstaff Station)

Facebook event here

Join RAC outside the Federal Circuit Court hearing to demand that Huyen is allowed to stay in the community.
Huyen is facing the Federal Circuit Court to argue that she should be allowed to make a statutory claim for asylum. The court could overturn the initial non-statutory decision that means the minister has not “invited” Huyen to access the statutory refugee assessment process.
But Peter Dutton does not need a court decision to stop the deportation of Huyen- all it took to help his friends’ au pairs with visas was a text message. He could do the same for Huyen, and prevent indefinite separation from her baby Isabella, and her husband Paul, and a dangerous return to anti-Catholic persecution in Vietnam for Huyen.

 

6:30pm, Mon Oct 15 | Forum: Nauru’s Medical Emergency – Kids Off, All Off

6:30pm, Mon Oct 15 | Forum: Nauru’s Medical Emergency – Kids Off, All Off

When: 6:30-8:30pm, Monday 15th October

Where: ANMF Vic Branch, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

     

Facebook event here

Nauru is in meltdown with an escalating medical and mental health crisis as a result of the damage done by offshore detention. Despite Border Force trying to fight doctors’ recommendations in court, almost 30 children have been brought off the island, some after spending weeks refusing to eat.Many of the 1000 asylum seekers and refugees who remain on Nauru are barred from US resettlement and are losing hope. Join us to hear first hand accounts of the crisis on Nauru and how we can fight to #BringThemHere

Speakers
Natasha Blucher – ASRC Detention Rights Advocate
Natasha worked on Nauru for Save the Children before being wrongly targeted by then Immigration Minister Scott Morrison along with nine other Save the Children workers and taken off the Island. The Immigration Dept was later forced to apologise.

 

2pm Sat Oct 27 | Rally: One year since the Manus Siege – Bring Them Here

2pm Sat Oct 27 | Rally: One year since the Manus Siege – Bring Them Here

When: 2pm 27th October

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

Facebook event here

On the one year anniversary of the Manus Siege join a protest calling for the offshore camps to be close and the refugees brought here.

Refugees on Manus were given the deadline of October 26, 2017 to move out of their prison into a new prison. Heroically they refused. Food was then cut off, and electricity and water were cut on October 31. After three weeks of refugees’ fearless defiance, the 23-day government siege on Manus Island was brutally ended on Friday 24 November.

One year on Manus is still not closed, and the refugees are still prisoners without adequate housing, food, medical care, or safety. Their struggle for freedom has not stopped.

Join us as we lay siege to the Turnbull government in solidarity with the refugees on Manus, Nauru, Christmas Island and all Australian detention centres, to demand their freedom.

BRING THEM HERE
LET THEM STAY
NO BOAT TURN BACKS
PERMANENT PROTECTION, NOT TPVs

Visit www.rac-vic.org
email refugeeactioncollective@gmail.com
or call Chris for more info 0403 013 183