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Coffs Harbour – Rally for Refugees
May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
We are planning our final activity in advance of the federal election, and we hope that many of you will join us for at least some of the time.
Where? The Jetty Foreshores in Coffs Harbour, adjacent to the jetty.
When? Saturday 11th May, from 11.00 am until 12.30 pm
Why? To engage with passersby and to send a clear message to the candidates in the federal election that it is time to end offshore detention without delay. The 930 adults who remain indefinitely on Manus and Nauru, and who have been languishing there for more than five years, have surely suffered enough. People have died, many have self-harmed, and most of them are suffering from significant mental health issues. All of this as a result of our government’s cruel policy of indefinite detention, deliberately designed to drive people to despair and to break their spirits. It is surely time to show some compassion, and to demonstrate that everyday Australians are better than this.
We have lots of banners and placards to share, but you may of course want to bring your own. Please encourage your family and friends to join us. Let’s make this a big show of solidarity with Australia’s refugees and asylum seekers.
Please make a big effort to join us if you can.