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
2:30pm Tues Nov 20 | RAC contingent at Teachers Walk off for Nauru & Manus

2:30pm Tues Nov 20 | RAC contingent at Teachers Walk off for Nauru & Manus

When: 2:30-4:30pm, Tuesday 20th November 2018

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

Facebook event here

On Nov 20 contingents of teachers with the backing of their union will be walking off work for #kidsoffalloff, calling to bring all the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus and Nauru here.

The teachers are encouraging non-teachers to participate in solidarity. The Refugee Action Collective will march with them to show our support for this important initiative.

The teachers’ event can be found here
https://www.facebook.com/events/1870275919731989/

for more info call Lucy from Teachers for Refugees 0404728104

12pm Mon Nov 26 | Kids Off All Off- Back the Wilkie Bill to Bring Them Here

12pm Mon Nov 26 | Kids Off All Off- Back the Wilkie Bill to Bring Them Here

When: 12-1pm, Monday 26th November

Where: Border Force Office, 1010 LaTraobe St, Docklands, Melbourne

Facebook event here

Join RAC at Border Force in Docklands on the day House of Representatives resumes, calling for parliament to support Andrew Wilkie’s bill to immediately bring children and families off Nauru to Australia.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has so far refused to give a timeline to get all children and their families off Nauru, but the pressure is increasing day by day.

The government has rejected Labor’s concessions over New Zealand. But with a reconfigured parliament, Labor can now make a real difference and get behind the bill. On November 26th, with Kerryn Phelps in the House of Representatives and three Liberal MPs openly calling for the kids to come off, Labor could help end the crisis by backing Andrew Wilkie’s Nauru bill (co-sponsored by the Greens) and voting to bring the children and their families to Australia.

 

October 27 Rally: Video

October 27 Rally: Video

Video link here