Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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

Media Release: Refugee Activists to Protest Outside Detention Centre to Demand Release of All Children

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REFUGEE ACTIVISTS TO PROTEST OUTSIDE DETENTION CENTRE TO DEMAND RELEASE OF ALL CHILDREN

Hundreds of refugee activists and supporters are expected to march up Camp Road to the entrance of the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation in Broadmeadows on Saturday from 1pm to demand the release of all children from detention and to hold the government to account for their broken promise to release all children from detention by June.

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Media Release: Refugee advocates outraged at broken promise to release all children from detention by June

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Refugee advocates outraged at broken promise to release all children from detention by June

The Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) condemns Chris Bowen and the Immigration Department for breaking a promise to release all children from detention by June. RAC believes that the government has adjusted their promise at various times to accommodate for their unwillingness and inability to deliver on the original promise.

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July 22 – Action against Gillard: No Malaysian “solution!” No offshore processing!

Friday, July 22. 11.30am. Park Hyatt Hotel, 1 Parliament Square, off Parliament Place

This action has been cancelled due to Gillard postponing her speech.

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 22nd of July, 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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