AUSTRALIA WIDE: All Palm Sunday events
Palm Sunday “Walk for Justice for Refugees” actions:
- Perth – 1pm St George’s Cathedral
- Canberra – 1pm Garema place
- Brisbane – 2-4pm. Palm Sunday Rally for Peace and Refugees –
Speakers Corner, outside Parliament House, Corner of George and Alice Streets, Brisbane. Facebook event here
- Alice Spings – Launch of the Safe Harbour Community Art Event
- Carins – 10am. Asylum Seekers – People Just Like us , Cairns Western Events Lawn Cairns Esplanade Facebook event here
- Adelaide: 2pm. Victoria Square, Adelaide Facebook event here
- Whyalla: 2:30pm to 3:30pm, Corner of Hinks and Nichollson Avenue.
- Melbourne – 2 to 5pm State Library
- Bendigo – 12pm at Bendigo Library Gardens, meet at 12 noon from various locations (see facebook for further details). Picnic lunch afterwards.
- Launceston – 12.30pm-2.30pm. Walk for Refugee Justice
BYO picnic in Princes Square from 12.30pm. The Walk starts at 2pm sharp, making its way from Princes Square via the Brisbane St Mall to City Park.
A simple celebration will take place in City Park from approx. 2.30pm.
Wet weather arrangements: 2pm in Milton Hall, 13 Frederick Street, over the road from Princes Square.
- Hobart – 2-4pm. Refugee Rights on Palm Sunday Parliament Lawns, Hobart, Facebook event here and Poster here
New South Wales:
- Sydney – 2 to 4pm Belmore Park near central (Belmore Park, 191 Hay St, Haymarket, NSW Australia)
- Organisers: Refugee Action Coalition (RAC) Sydney
- “SAY YES TO REFUGEES” Speakers include:Dr Munjed Al Muderis (Iraqi refugee and renowned surgeon)The pressure to dismantle offshore detention on Manus and Nauru is growing. The refugee rights movement has forced the government to bring hundreds of children and their families off Nauru since August. Prime Minister Scott Morrison only narrowly avoided a humiliating defeat in parliament in December over children on Nauru and medical transfers from the offshore camps. He was forced to close down parliament early to avoid a bill backed by crossbench MPs, Labor and The Greens.The Coalition refuses to offer even a “single act of compassion” for refugees and asylum seekers on Manus and Nauru, ramping up racism and fear in a desperate effort to win votes.But there are now over 600 refugees from Manus and Nauru who have remained in Australia due to legal action and political pressure ever since 2016’s Let Them Stay campaign. The government has not dared to send them back. However they remain in limbo without permanent visas, so that adults are unable to work or study. The government needs to welcome all refugees and provide fair processing and a secure future.The health crisis for those remaining on Manus and Nauru is still acute. We need to maintain the pressure to close the camps and bring everyone here to live in the community.Labor is the favourite to win the federal election due by May. But it remains committed to maintaining offshore detention, refusing to bring the refugees to Australia. It says it wants to send them to third countries—but there are no third countries willing to take them, except for New Zealand which has offered only 150 places.
Australia is the only place they can find safety. We need to keep fighting to close the camps and #BringThemHere.The tensions between the US and China are also rising, as the countries engage in an escalating trade war and military rivalry. The standoff over Korea is still unresolved, with the danger of nuclear war still continuing.Join us to say yes refugees, peace, justice and unity!
- Yass – YRAR Flyer Palm Sunday SUNDAY 14 APRIL 2019 at 2pm RIVERBANK PARK