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Melbourne: Rally: World Refugee Day

18 June 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

World Refugee Day Rally

Two weeks before the Federal Election join the rally to #Bring Them Here

When: 1pm 18th June

Where: State Library, corner of Swanston and LaTrobe Streets

1pm 18 June | Rally: Close Manus, Close Nauru, Bring Them Here! – No Votes In Abuse

Endorsed by
Victorian Trades Hall Council
NTEU
Chilout
Office for Justice and Peace of the Catholic Archdiocese
Comedians for Refugees
Doctors for Refugees
People for Human Rights and Equality
Refugee Action Collective

email refuigeeactioncollective@gmail.com
to endorse


speakers TBA

The last few months have seen a renewed growth in support for refugees, through the #LetThemStay camaign to keep the 267 refugees from Manus and Nauru in Australia. So far the Turnbull government has not dared attempt to send any one of the asylum seekers back. However Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is still insisting that they will be sent backhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-04/about-90-children-to-be-returned-to-nauru-peter-dutton-says/7297320. We demand that the government let the 267 apply for visas in Australia, and close the camps for good.

With an election now due on 2 July, we want the Coalition put last because they have been the worst refugee bashers. Malcom Turnbull recently said “whether it is Howard as leader of the Liberal Party, Abbott or Turnbull, we’ve had the same policy on border protection…it was not something invented by Tony Abbott”. But we know whoever wins the election we will have a fight on our hands to Close Manus and Nauru. This rally can be an important signal that the fight for refugee rights will continue after the election.

We need to keep up the pressure and deepen the movement for refugee rights to demand that Manus and Nauru together with all the detention camps are closed, and that the major parties end their support for the detention and punishment of refugees.

Close Manus
Close Nauru
Bring Them Here

visit rac-vic.org or call Chris 0403 013 183 for more info

Details

Date:
18 June 2016
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Organiser

Venue

State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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