Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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

Report: Rally Outside Broadmeadows Detention Centre

On Saturday the 9th of July, Refugee Action Collective held a rally outside the Broadmeadows Detention Centre calling for the release of all children from detention. The rally was calling to account the Labor government for their failure to release all children from detention as per their promise made in October 2010. It is now July and there are still over 350 children in detention including around 50 in Broadmeadows.

Around 200 people, of all ages and backgrounds, including families with small children, marched up to the detention centre after speeches were held in a near by car park where the local community were exposed to the fact a detention centre exists down the road.

You can find photos online at Flickr.

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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