Category: Past actions

Nauru dengue fever outbreak raises health concerns for asylum seekers

| April 16, 2014 | Reply

An outbreak of dengue fever has hit Nauru, raising concerns for the short-term and long-term heath and welfare of asylum seekers being held on the island. At least three people (staff and detainees) have been confirmed suffering dengue fever. Another 12 cases are presently confirmed in the Nauruan population by a spokesperson for the Nauru [...]

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Palm Sunday rally success

| March 7, 2014 | Reply

About 3000 people turned out in appalling weather in Sydney to demand an end to the horror the Abbott government is inflicting on asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island, and call for an end to refugee detention. View photos and video here.

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Manus asylum seekers fear local vigilante reprisals

| February 17, 2014 | Reply

In the aftermath of the detention protest last night, Manus Island locals have armed themselves with machetes, knives and guns. Asylum seekers have urged the media to come to the detention centre to ensure their safety. One recent call from inside says that sections of the perimeter fence have already been torn down by locals. [...]

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Boat people’s convergence on Abbott

| February 2, 2014 | Reply

Meet Saturday 22 February 11am at Circular Quay Wharf 3 for Manly ferry or meet 12pm Manly Park To march on Tony Abbott’s office

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Forum: Eyewitness from Nauru

| November 4, 2013 | Reply

6pm Monday 25 November, NSW Teachers Federation building , 23-33 Mary st, Surry Hills Speakers include: Former nurse on Nauru + Mark Isaacs (former Nauru detention centre worker)

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Stop Morrison’s war on refugees

| September 30, 2013 | Reply

Rally at Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s office Saturday 19 October, Monro Park near Cronulla station

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Convergence on Canberra

| September 30, 2013 | Reply

Join refugee groups from around Australia to travel to Canberra on Monday 18 November to protest during the first sitting period of the new Abbott government.

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World Refugee Day Rally 2013

| April 30, 2013 | Reply

Thanks to everyone who made it to the World Refugee Day rally on Sunday 16 June. There were about 400 or 500 in attendance, a really determined crowd in the face of the worsening demonisation of refugees we are seeing in the lead up to the election. There are some good photos from the event [...]

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Welcome Ranjini’s son: End ASIO refugees’ detention for life

| January 24, 2013 | Reply

Rally 11am Sunday 10 February at Villawood detention centre (Miowera Rd entrance) Ranjini’s new baby boy, Paari, will grow up in detention for life because she is being held in detention indefinitely due to an ASIO negative security finding.

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Speech by Dr Michael Dudley to rally November 30

| December 9, 2012 | Reply

This speech was delivered by Dr Michael Dudley, Co-Chairperson, Suicide Prevention Australia, to the rally outside Tanya Plibersek’s office a few weeks ago

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