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February 2020

Brisbane – Refugee Alternatives Conference 2020

February 13 - February 14

13–14 FEBRUARY 2020 Refugee Alternatives Conference 2020 Refugee Council of Australia and QUT QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane An action-packed conference week with speakers and delegates joining us from across Australia, with priority given to speakers from refugee backgrounds. View the draft program HERE. Register here

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The Annual Australian Refugee Dialogue 2020

February 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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NRAAG's signature Annual Australian Refugee Dialogue 2020 aims to bring national refugee voices together for meaningful change. NRAAG 2020 Annual Australian Refugee Dialogue is for people of refugee backgrounds and people seeking asylum. The event is FREE The National Refugee Advisory and Advocacy Group (NRAAG) is a refugee led entity Sat., 15 February 2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm AEST QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, Brisbane, Qld

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Melbourne – Refugee Workshop

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 19 @ 5:00 pm
Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2 Docklands
Melbourne,
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FREE

Refugee Externalisation Policies: Workshop 18-19 Feb - Melbourne University Deakin University  is hosting a two-day workshop called ‘Refugee Externalisation Policies: Responsibility Sharing or Responsibility Shedding?’ on 18-19 Feb. Registration is free, but please register for catering. The world is currently experiencing refugee movement on an unprecedented scale. In an attempt to prevent refugees from reaching their territory, many wealthy Western states have adopted externalisation policies which transfer and dilute signatory state responsibility for refugee protection. At their most destructive, externalisation policies…

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Cohuna VIC – Running with Emus is a new, non-naturalistic Australian play

February 29

A new play written by a Gannawarra Shire local, to be launched in Cohuna next February before transferring to La Mama in Melbourne for a 2 week season. The play has also been selected for the VCE play list for 2020. Cohuna World Premier @ Tree Tops Scout Camp, Spences Bridge Road 29th February 2020 Two Shows 2pm & 6pm Duration: approximately 90 mins Cost: $15 ($10 concession) Bookings: Cohuna Neighbourhood House 5456 4666   Written by: Merrilee Moss Directed…

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Geelong – PAKO FEST PARADE

February 29
Packington Street Geelong, VIC + Google Map

Hello Brilliant CRAG supporters!! (Community Refugee Action Group) It is that time of year again and CRAG is pleased to announce that we will be participating in the PAKO FESTA PARADE on Saturday 29th Feb 2020!! (Packington Street, Geelong) And we need you!!   We would absolutely love for you to join us in the parade! We already have a few volunteers, but the more the merrier! You don't need to dress up or perform! You just need to walk along…

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Brisbane – MUSICIANS & COMMUNITY RALLY FOR REFUGEES

February 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kangaroo Point, 721 Main St, Kangaroo Point
Brisbane, QLD Australia
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MUSICIANS & COMMUNITY RALLY FOR REFUGEES Stop the cruelty Free Kazem and other refugees When and where: 3pm, Saturday 29th February. Outside the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel & Apartments, 721 Main St, Kangaroo Point For nine months Iranian Kurdish metal musician Kazem Kazemi has been detained in a Brisbane Hotel along with about 80 other refugees. Brisbane musicians and community members will show their support for Kazem and the other refugees cruelty detained in a protest outside the hotel on…

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March 2020

Melbourne – Book Talk – Stories of courage and sacrifice from Christmas Island

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
New International Bookshop, 54 Victoria St
Carlton, VIC
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Torture & Trauma counsellor, Christine Cummins, shares true stories of courage and sacrifice from Christmas Island After spending five years working on Christmas Island as a torture and trauma counsellor Christine Cummins found herself in the privileged position as the holder of stories. She had witnessed the arrival of thousands of men, women and children seeking asylum by boat, and provided counselling and support to hundreds. Returning to mainland Australia she identified an important gap in public understanding of people…

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Melbourne – Running with Emus is a new, non-naturalistic Australian play

March 11 - March 22

A new play written by a Gannawarra Shire local, to be launched in Cohuna next February before transferring to La Mama in Melbourne for a 2 week season. The play has also been selected for the VCE play list for 2020.   Written by: Merrilee Moss Directed by: Kim Durban Starring: Julie Nihill, Sam Baxter, Kevin Dee, Gregory J Fryer & Elizabeth Sly   Two Week Season at La Mama Courthouse Theatre, 349 Drummond St Carlton Wed March 11 -…

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ACT: Protection from Refuge: The Role of Courts along the Refugee Journey

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

by ANU College of Law Research Office This presentation addresses one of the most significant problems facing the refugee protection regime: that the places in which people in need of international protection seek refuge are often as dangerous and bleak as the conditions they fled. In response, many people travel within and across borders in attempts to secure what they believe to be places of genuine sanctuary. While there is scholarship on these journeys, there is little investigation of the…

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Blue Mountains – A Community Conversation with Refugees

March 29 @ 1:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Our Lady of Nativity School Hall, 7 Somers Street
Lawson, Australia
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Come and take part in a Table Talk Hear personal stories from a refugee or asylum seeker. Questions answered by an expert working in the field  

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