Category: Past actions

Hundreds of refugees protest on Nauru

| February 28, 2015 | Reply

Around 300 refugees on Nauru staged a protest yesterday, Friday afternoon, 27 February. The peaceful protest assembled at Beach House, the accommodation for many of the Australian personnel employed in the detention centre. However, when the rally attempted to march around the island, Nauruan police (supported by Transfield riot squad) blocked the road and attacked […]

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Urgent action needed for Darwin hunger strikers as ‘Martin’ nears death

| February 5, 2015 | Reply

Fifteen Iranian asylum seekers are on their 19th day of hunger strike in Darwin’s Wickham Point detention centre. Meanwhile Martin, who has been on hunger strike since November last year is very weak and close to death. Martin and the fifteen are part of a group of around 35 Iranian asylum seekers who are being […]

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Fifteen Iranian asylum seekers in Darwin hunger strike

| January 23, 2015 | Reply

While the mass hunger strike at Manus Island has drawn the main media attention, 15 Iranian asylum seekers have entered their sixth day of hunger strike in the Wickham Point detention centre near Darwin. The 15 are all aged between 25 and 30. Although all of them arrived in Australia at different times between 2010 […]

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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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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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