A message from our RAR President – May 19th
I know that all people who value justice, human rights and support of people seeking our protection will be shocked at the results of the election. The return of a Prime Minister and a Minister of Home Affairs who have been so brutal in their statements and decisions about people seeking our protection is not in accordance with RAR objectives.
RAR members know that our support of justice, human rights and support of people seeking our protection is right and that ultimately will succeed even if it takes longer than we anticipated.
‘Wahringa’ and ‘Indi’ which were successful in returning Independents are an example for us. The people in these electorates organised great ‘grass roots’ campaigns that demonstrated the power of the people in the face of a negative, mean and untruthful campaigns.
RAR’s greatest strength is our grassroots organisation, we must build on this by expanding our groups and membership especially in Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia. AND each group have the objective of establishing an RAR Youth Groups in their community. During the next 12 months we need to consolidate, plan, build our strength, know the facts and inform ourselves and the public.
Convene your meetings over the next few weeks and send back your views so that they can be circulated.
WE WILL SUCCEED BECAUSE OUR OBJECTIVES ARE ABOUT JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS.
Rural Australians for Refugees Australia