Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

What is the Refugee Action Collective?

What is the Refugee Action Collective?

Established in 2000, the RAC is a democratic grassroots collective representing a broad cross-section of the community

The Collective was established as, and continues to be, a voluntary activist group. It is a non-profit entity with the objective of protecting refugee rights through its campaign activism.

The Refugee Action Collective is a member of Refugee Action Network, a network of advocacy groups in Victoria.

We recognise the dispossession and genocide of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and we recognise this land was never ceded. We see the struggle for refugee rights as being deeply connected to the fight for justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We reaffirm the interconnection between all struggles against Australian racism and stand in solidarity with campaigns that challenge it. RAC acknowledges the support given by Aboriginal people, activists and Elders to the cause of Refugees’ rights, including giving Aboriginal passports to refugees denied asylum by the Australian state.