Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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

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Take Action for Refugee Rights – JOIN THE PROTEST Converge on Canberra

Confirmed! Monday 18 November, 11am

book tickets here

The bus will leave Melbourne at 10pm Sunday 17 November and return to Melbourne by 11.30pm on Monday 18 November. Tix $60 conc. $100 full fare $120 solidarity


The Coalition government have made asylum seekers and refugees their first target. During their first sitting of parliament, refugee supporters from around Australia will converge outside to show them it won’t be tolerated. Be one of them!Give Abbott the welcome he deserves during the opening session of parliament!• Permanent not temporary protection visas
• Close all offshore and onshore detention centres
• Don’t cut the refugee quota
• A fair legal process for all refugee claims
• Right to work for asylum seekers
• Resettle refugees from our region
• No deportations of asylum seekers
Email Phone 0409 252 673 for more info

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We can beat Abbott and win refugee rights

We can beat Abbott and win refugee rights.pdf

for more detail see also Abbott’s anti-refugee agenda.pdf
Abbott’s election win is a loss for refugees, but overwhelmingly people voted against Labor—not for the Coalition. Adam Bandt for the Greens retained his seat with an 8% swing to him on a pro-refugee platform. Paul Power, of the Refugee Council of Australia said of Abbott’s win, “I’m not convinced that the broader population … is committed to his harder line on refugees. In many ways they [asylum seekers] have become a proxy for other issues like infrastructure and traffic congestion”.

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Unionist and Refugee Activist Strategy Meeting – Sat Nov 9, 1pm @ ANMF House

Sat Nov 9 1pm @ ANMF House 540 Elisabeth St City

Beat Back Abbott’s attacks!

The Refugee Action Collective (VIC) invites you to a:
Unionist and Refugee Activist Strategy Meeting

In the aftermath of the election of the Coalition government, the Refugee Action Collective is calling a strategy meeting of unionists and refugee activists.

The Coalition has put attacks on refugees at the front and centre of its policies – and is proposing to introduce a raft of draconian anti-refugee policies, in part as a diversion from the rest of its unpopular, and anti-union agenda.

The aim of the meeting is to have an initial discussion about how to build more effective networks between unionists and refugee activists, in order to build greater support for the refugee campaign.

Various unions and the ACTU already have come out in support of refugees. The challenge is to more actively mobilise union members within the refugee movement.
– Kevin Bracken, MUA Victorian Branch Secretary
– Jeannie Rea, NTEU National President
Discussion on:
– Campaign priorities and strategies
– Building union rank and file networks of refugee supporters

For more info call:
Chris 0403 013 183 or
Jess 0424 421 329