Category: Upcoming events

Don’t send Latifar and baby Ferouz to Nauru

| November 19, 2013 | Reply

Newborn babies should not be separated from their mothers. But the Immigration Department did just that to newborn Ferouz and his mother Latifar, a 31 year-old Tamil refugee – even though Ferouz was sick and in hospital. Now mother and child are to be sent back to traumatic and unsafe conditions in Nauru.

Read More

Marrickville pre-election rally

| July 18, 2013 | Reply

March on Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s office 11am Saturday 31 August Plaza next to Post Office cafe, near Corner Marrickville and Illawarra Rds, Marrickville

Read More

Northam convergence

| March 6, 2013 | Reply

Over the weekend of the 26th-28th of April 2013, refugee rights activists from all over the country are converging on Western Australia, to Perth and the Northam detention centre, as part of a nationwide weekend of action against mandatory detention and offshore processing of asylum seekers and refugees. Both major parties are engaging in a […]

Read More

As parliament meets to debate offshore processing…

| July 12, 2012

RALLY TO WELCOME REFUGEES NO OFFSHORE PROCESSING: NOT MALAYSIA, NOT NAURU 1pm Sunday August 12, Sydney Town Hall Tell Gillard and Abbott: We want a full inquiry into all boat sinkings End mandatory detention and free the refugees Following the latest asylum seeker boat tragedies, there is a clamour for a solution to deaths at […]

Read More

RAC forum

| July 12, 2012

Deaths at sea, people smuggling and border security: HOW “STOPPING THE BOATS” PUTS REFUGEE LIVES AT RISK Speakers: TONY KEVIN Author new book Reluctant Rescuers on ‘border protection’ and A Certain Maritime Incident on SIEV X ROBIN DE CRESPIGNY Author The People Smuggler: The Oskar Schindler of Asia? 6pm Monday August 6, Teachers’ Federation building […]

Read More

No deportations to danger

| January 17, 2012

Sign our online petition to stop deportations to Afghanistan and Sri Lanka (click on link) The Australian government is currently attempting to deport Afghan Hazara asylum seeker, Ismail Mirza Jan, to Afghanistan. Never before has an Afghan national been forcibly removed from Australia to Afghanistan. This would be a new low in Australia’s refugee policy, […]

Read More

Auburn public meeting

| August 7, 2011

Ten years after the Tampa, Stop the Malaysia solution Why we need to welcome refugees Speakers: Najeeba Wazefadost (Hazara Women of Australia) Refugee recently released from detention Mark Goudkamp (refugee activist who recently visited Malaysia) 3pm Sunday August 28, Australian Turkish and Kurdish Community Centre, 50 Susan St, Auburn Food served from sunset. A public […]

Read More

Rally against first deportations to Malaysia

| August 5, 2011

No to the Malaysia solution Rally 5pm Friday August 26, Sydney Town hall The first boat of asylum seekers the Gillard government hopes to deport to Malaysia under its refugee swap deal are now being held on Christmas Island. The first asylum seekers are planned to be sent back either Sunday or Monday, with single […]

Read More

World Refugee Day rally

| May 17, 2011

It’s time to end mandatory detention Rally and march 12pm Sunday June 19 Sydney Town hall The World Refugee Day Rally is being organised by a broad range of refugee activist and advocacy groups, including ChilOut, Labor for Refugees, Balmain for Refugees, the Edmund Rice Centre, the NSW Greens, the Refugee Action Coalition, unions and […]

Read More

NO RETURN TO CHRISTMAS ISLAND: REFUGEE PROTEST TO SUPPORT CHRISTMAS ISLAND SURVIVORS

| February 16, 2011

Media Release February 15, 2011 Refugee supporters will hold a protest outside Villawood detention centre (on Miowera Road) on Wednesday 16 February starting at 4.30pm, to show support for the survivors and to press the demand that the Minister for Immigration not return the survivors to Christmas Island. Christmas Island survivors are being held overnight […]

Read More