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Newcastle: Food for Thought
9 December 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Food for thought featuring
at Wesley HallSaturday, 9 December 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton, Newcastle
Refugee advocate Anne Moon has returned from her thrid trip to Manus.
Many of the men on Manus who have been refused refugee status cannot go back to their home countries, or will be returning to great danger. Many of these mens’ claims have been unfairly assessed, lacking correct evidence, or based on incomplete statements. Many of the men did not want to take part in the assessment procedure when it became clear that it was not being carried out by UNHCR but by PNG immigration, for settlement in PNG and not Australia, where they all originally sought asylum. The UNHCR has itself expressed concern over how these claims have been handled.
Ms Moon talked with the men about the need to mount a case and begin the work of collecting and compiling all the documentation needed. This has been difficult as many of the men were too despondent to be involved in any legal challenge, or suspicious that anyone asking for evidence was working for immigration.
Funds raised will go directly towards the legal fees. Online donations can be made at https://www.chuffed.org/project/manus-legal-fund
Our government intends to abandon them. We cannot.
$30 Adult single entry
OR entry by donation