Message from our National President
Coronavirus crisis got you feeling isolated? Lack of freedom from coronavirus crisis? Imagine #7yearsnofreedom
What do refugees need?
Medical care not detention – not in hotels, not anywhere #freetherefugees
Detention is an infection risk #freetherefugees
In light of the Coronavirus crisis, the Palm Sunday organising committee has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Palm Sunday Rally, which was to be held on the 5th of April. This does not mean that we will stay silent on Australia’s inhumane refugee regime.
Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers who were transferred from Manus and Nauru for medical treatment are still being held in closed detention; many without the medical treatment they need. They face an increased risk of coronavirus infection because of their detention conditions in Australia. This is a public health issue as much as a humanitarian issue.
To mark this year’s Palm Sunday, we are building an online large-scale expression of solidarity for all refugees who continue to experience the brutal effects of indefinite, mandatory detention.