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

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World Refugee Day Rally – Sack Dutton, Bring Them Here!

World Refugee Day Rally – Sack Dutton, Bring Them Here! 0

When: Tuesday 20th June 6pm – 7:30PM
Where: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne

Join the Refugee Action Collective on World Refugee Day in protesting against the cruel and racist refugee policies of the Turnbull government.

We will call on the government to:
– close the camps
– bring the asylum seekers on Manus & Nauru to Australia
– sack Peter Dutton, Immigration Minister, for his vicious lies surrounding the Good Friday shooting on Manus Island.

We will be speaking up for a society that respects the rights of all people, including people seeking asylum and standing against racist scapegoating.

Noone should be deported to dangerous or life threatening situations. Asylum seekers should have their claims processed on the mainland in the community and temporary protection visas must be replaced with permanent protection visas.

Speakers TBC

For further information contact Liz Walsh 0405 736 265

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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/