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19 July 2020
July 19 is the anniversary of the day in 2013 when Kevin Rudd, then Prime Minister of Australia announced that people seeking asylum arriving in Australia by boat would be sent to offshore detention camps, and they would never be allowed to settle in Australia if found to be refugees. Offshore processing in Manus Island and Nauru started again in August 2012, but it is the date of 19 July which stands out as a landmark for off-shore / on-shore / community detention.
For yet another year RAR groups will hold their own gatherings or join with others in their area. COVID-19 restrictions will impact on what we are able to do, so it will probably be a mix of small-scale gatherings, signs in public places, on-line events. Whatever it is, tell us about it!