Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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

Archives April 2018

12-2pm 13 Apr | Snap Protest: Manus isn’t safe – Bring Them Here!

When: 12-2pm Friday 13 April

Where: Department of Immigration and Border Protection (corner Lonsdale and Spring Sts), Melbourne

Facebook event here

Protest at the Immigration Depoartment corner of Lonsdale and Springs Sts this Friday 12 noon

– Bring the stabbed Afghan refugee to Australia
– Bring eveyone Australia forced to Manus, back here to safety

An Afghan refugee on Manus Island has been horrifically and repeatedly stabbed with screwdriver after refusing to hand over his phone. He was stabbed in the shoulders, back and neck.

Behrouz Boochani reported “This refugee was beaten up by someone in Lorengau town yesterday. This is what the Australian government is doing on Manus Island,”

“Keeping 600 men in a small town makes many problems. These are problems created by Australia and PNG. The situation in Manus is very complicated. It creates many problems for refugees and locals. The Australian government is causing harm and knows it.”

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said during the Manus seige last year “The fact that somehow security is not provided or there’s a problem around security, it’s a nonsense.”

The photos of this man in the Guardian and on social media prove otherwise:
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/apr/09/afghan-refugee-on-manus-island-repeatedly-stabbed-with-screwdrive

https://www.facebook.com/lynne.murphy.148/posts/10155464290526769

Speakers tba

Call Chris for more info 0403 013 183

 

CHANGE OF VENUE 6:30pm 23/04 | Forum: Change the rules for refugees

When: 6:30-8:30pm 23 April 2018

Where: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, 535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE FROM TRADES HALL

Facebook event here

The rules for refugees are broken; ten people have died in the offshore prisons, refugees are regularly deported to danger, those in the community are impoverished and processing is rigged by the Coalition leading to more rejections.The trade union movement intends to fight the Coalition and put pressure on the ALP with its “Change the Rules” for workers campaign. Union mobilisations could also break the cruel and racist rules for refugees.

speakers:
Taqi Azra – Hazara refugee and NUW organiser
former teacher in Nauru detention centre
speaker from Trades Hall tba

6.30pm Mon April 23
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, 535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
For more info phone call Lucy 0404 728 104