Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Free the refugees! Let them land, let them stay!

Archives August 2011

Sep 10 – Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) fundraiser

Saturday, September 10 from 7pm
The Victoria Hotel, 380 Victoria Street, Brunswick

The Refugee Action Collective is a collective of volunteers that advocate for a humane approach towards people seeking asylum.

RAC needs funds to keep standing up for refugees!

RAC members organise public protests and rallies, visit and support people in detention, write and publicise the facts about mandatory detention, speak to school and community groups, hold public meetings, stalls and speakouts, and are regularly quoted in the media in response to stories about the plight of refugees.

We are fundraising so we can continue our work promoting the human rights of asylum seekers, and advocating for change to government policy.

Come and show your support for the freedom of refugees! Show they are welcome here!


  • The Conch
  • The Brothahood
  • Florelie & The Backlash Brew
  • Ezekiel Ox & Dallas Frasca (Over-Reactor, Mammal, The Ox and The Fury)
  • Hossin Almahboob with Sajad & Bahaa
    and The Tinderbox Collective
  • Spoken word from Benjamin Solah

$20 full / $10 conc
asylum seekers free

Check out the event on Facebook!

For enquiries contact Daniella on 0404 189 272
If you can’t attend but wish to donate please do!
Donations to RAC can be made by depositing money directly into the RAC account, Commonwealth Bank BSB: 063 262, Account 1025 2396, or send cheques to: PO Box 578 Carlton South, Vic 3053.

Sept. 28 – Action against Gillard: No Malaysian “solution!” No offshore processing!

Wednesday, Sept. 28. 11.30am. Park Hyatt Hotel, 1 Parliament Square, off Parliament Place

This is the new action after Gillard rescheduled her speech from July.

Julia Gillard’s plan to ship asylum seekers to Malaysia as part of the so-called Malaysian “solution” is a direct attack on the right to seek asylum by any means necessary as guaranteed by international law. It is a further return to the dark days of John Howard and the pacific “solution.”

Speaking at the Park Hyatt on the 28th of September, the Refugee Action Collective want to make sure Gillard can’t show her face in public in Melbourne without vocal and angry opposition to her attacks on the basic human rights of asylum seekers and refugees. Come to the Park Hyatt and voice your outrage.

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Emergency protest! Stop the Malaysia deal! Let the refugees into Australia!





22 August · 12:30

Department of Immigration (Casselden Place, 2 Lonsdale Street CBD)


The High Court will begin their proceedings into the Governments so-called Malaysia ‘Solution’ on August 22nd and we have to let the government know how we feel about it!

We don’t want a Malaysia solution OR a Nauru solution!

We want to let the Refugees in!

Let’s get some media attention and all come together wearing RED!
A red t-shirt would be ideal.

Why red? Because we are PASSIONATE about our cause, we are ANGRY about the governments actions and we want to show SOLIDARITY to those faced with possible deportation to Malaysia!

Organised by the Refugee Action Collective Victoria

For more information contact Naomi Farmer 0419 355 511 or Sue Bolton 0413 377 978