Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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

Dec 4 – Melbourne refugee activists: get to Sydney to protest at ALP conference

Protest for refugee rights at the ALP conference in Sydney
Sunday December 4, 2011

The Victorian Refugee Action Collective has escalated its campaign this year, protesting in the streets of Melbourne, at SERCO offices, and outside the detention centres in Broadmeadows and Maribyrnong. Now we are asking refugee supporters to step it up a notch and join us and other activists from around the country in a protest outside the ALP National Conference in Sydney this December, where a rally has been called by Sydney RAC.

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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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