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Melbourne: National Refugee Rights Conference
26 July 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Many refugee rights activist from around the country will be in Melbourne for the rally on Sat July 25 supporting efforts to change ALP policy and break the brutal bipartisan consensus towards refugees.
Therefore the The Refugee Action Collective is taking the opportunity to host a national conference of refugee rights supporters the day after on Sunday July 26, from 10am to 3pm at ANMF House, 540 Elizabeth St Melbourne (just north of the Vic Markets). We will discuss the way forward for the struggle for refugee rights.
There will be workshops in the morning:
Why Regional Resettlement is Not a Solution
(more workshops TBA)
These will be followed by two plenaries on
Nauru, Manus, and new anti-refugee legislation – Where are we at?
The Fight for Refugee Rights – Where to From Here?
Pamela Curr – Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Katie Robertson – Maurice Blackburn lawyer, who led a recent case that successfully prevented the transfer to Nauru of 25 babies born to asylum seekers in Australia.
Ian Rintoul – long time refugee activist from RAC NSW
For more info:
rac-vic.org | refugeeactioncollective@gm
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Get Involved! RAC meets every Monday at 6.30pm at ANF House, 540 Elizabeth St City. New people always welcome