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Surry Hills: Forum: Whistleblowers challenge Border Force Act

3 August 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Surry Hills: Forum: Whistleblowers challenge Border Force Act

Whistleblower Forum

Speakers:
Nicole Judge
Participant in new series of Go Back To Where You Came From beginning 28 July and former worker on Manus Island

Alanna Maycock
Nurse who recently spent time on Nauru, who will speak on conditions for families and children in detention

David Isaacs
Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Westmead Children’s Hospital and Sydney University, who recently visited Nauru as a doctor

Last week the new Border Force Act entered into law. It imposes jail sentences of up to two years for speaking out about abuse and conditions in detention on Manus Island and Nauru. This is a clear attempt to silence criticism of the impact of offshore detention on asylum seekers. Over 40 former detention workers including doctors and health professionals have signed an open letter declaring that they were prepared to defy the laws. This forum will feature two medical staff recently on Nauru speaking about conditions there, as well as a former Manus detention worker, speaking in open defiance of the laws.

Details

Date:
3 August 2015
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Organiser

RAC (Sydney)
Phone:
0417275713
Website:
www.refugeeaction.org.au

Venue

NSW Teachers Federation
23-33 Mary St
Surry Hills, NSW Australia
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