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Melbourne: Rally: Stand Up for Refugees
11 October 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Stand Up For Refugees Rally – Melbourne – 11 October 2015
• Close Manus & Nauru
• NO Border Force Act
• End Mandatory Detention
Senator Sarah Hanson Young – Australian Greens
Mohammed Baqiri – refugee activist & Afghan refugee Reza Yarahmahdi – refugee activist & Iranian Kurdish refugee
Boe – former worker on Nauru
Victorian Trades Hall Council
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce
Victorian Allied Health Professionals Association
The Greens (Victoria)
Labor 4 Refugees
Textile Clothing and Footwear Union
Australia n Services Union
Brigidine Asylum Aeekers Project (BASP)
Queenscliffe Rural Australians For Refugees
Combined Refugee Action Group (CRAG) Geelong
Diaspora Action Australia
Tamil Coordinating Committee Victoria
GRAIN (Geelong Refugee Action and Information Network)
The Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group
National Union of Workers
As the 2nd Anniversary of Operation Sovereign Borders approaches all the horrors of Manus and Nauru remain.There is no permanent resttlement in sight for refugees, and systematic sexual abuse continues. Doctors have been over-ruled by government, victims have been denied appropriate medical treatment, and remain stuck where attacks took place.
Now the Abbott goverment is threatening doctors, nurses, teachers, counsellors and other workers in the detention regime with two years jail if they talk about what they witness. If you oppose this attempt to silence, then join us in defiance at the public rally on October 11.
There is an alternative. If asylum seeker boats can be found and turned around then they can instead be given safe passage to Australia; and asylum seekers processed on the mainland in the community.
visit ww.rac-vic.org or call Chris 0403 013 183
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