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July 2020

#7YearsTooLong – Hamilton RAR – Vigil

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
190 Gray Street, Hamilton

Hamilton RAR is holding a vigil outside Dan Tehan's office on Friday 17 July to commemorate #7YearsTooLong - the anniversary of the date in 2013 when offshore processing became mandatory.  Seven years later refugees and people seeking asylum are still languishing in detention off-shore and on-shore with no hope of an end to their imprisonment without any offense. Six HARAR members will stand outside Dan Tehan’s office with social distancing in place. Each person will have a placard. The bell…

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#7YearsTooLong

July 19

July 19 is the anniversary of the day in 2013 when Kevin Rudd, then Prime Minister of Australia announced that people seeking asylum arriving in Australia by boat would be sent to offshore detention camps, and they would never be allowed to settle in Australia if found to be refugees. Offshore processing in Manus Island and Nauru started again in August 2012, but it is the date of 19 July which stands out as a landmark for off-shore / on-shore / community detention. For yet…

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#7YearsTooLong – North-east Victoria action

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Vigils will be held (subject to COVID restrictions) adjacent to churches with bells in  Alexandra, Mansfield, Euroa, Benalla, Wangaratta,  Yakandandah, Beechworth and Albury/Wodonga between 11am - 12 noon on Sunday July 19 to acknowledge the seven years in detention refugees and asylum seekers have endured, in PNG and Nauru. Participants from RAR, Amnesty and faith communities will join these vigils.  They will meet in groups of 10, will stand 1.5 metres apart and wear masks.  They will have posters with…

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#7YearsTooLong – Cygnet Tas

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Loongana Park, Cygnet

We will gather at 2pm in Loongana Park and hold a short vigil to show we have not forgotten the innocent women, men and children still detained on Manus, Nauru, Christmas Island and those in Hotel Detention onshore detention centres. Given the health and economic crisis we face, to continue to spend millions of dollars locking up people who have committed no crime, and need our support and help is barbaric. We also welcome people to join us after for…

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OnLine Rally

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscu-srDMsEt0nOvXRtVkApOxvw8VkCCHs

Join us at this Online Rally to show your support for the detained refugees and to hear their stories first hand. Join us at this Online Rally to have your voice heard and to say to Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton and Alan Tudge: 7 YEARS IS TOO LONG! FREE THE REFUGEES! REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscu-srDMsEt0nOvXRtVkApOxvw8VkCCHs When: Sunday 19 July, 2pm AEST Speakers: Mostafa (Moz) Azimitabar - refugee detained in the Mantra hotel in Melbourne Shamindan Kanapathi - refugee detained in PNG Taqi…

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#7YearsTooLong – Newcastle (NSW)

July 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wheeler Place, Newcastle or Live stream on Facebook https://amnestyau.zoom.us/j/98618314185

We will be joined by Farhad (BITA) and Mori (KP) in Brisbane,and we will also here a report from our resident expert on the shoddy shady deals re offshore contracts... and we will dance, to break the chains Stand and demand an end to Australia's inhumane immigration detention policy. Demand freedom for those sent to Manus and Nauru. It's now been seven years. Be Covid safe- bring masks, sanitiser. Limit 20 people so we will stream it from Zoom to…

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#7YearsTooLong – Cairns

July 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Esplanade, near Aplin St (Western Events Lawn), Cairns

Join us in marking 7 deplorable years (#7YearsTooLong) since the Rudd Government formally returned to 'offshore processing' for asylum seekers who came to Australia by boat. Over a thousand people enter their 8th year of detention as most of us emerge from a few months in lockdown. Their lives continue to be a political game. We are holding this vigil to mark the occasion, to remind ourselves to have empathy and act for those detained, to remind the public this torture…

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Brisbane Music Talks Event

July 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This "music talks" event that will be happening in Fremantle. It will be a very similar format to those done in the east coast last year. The focus will be refugees offshore, onshore, in hotels, camps and in the community. Please see posters below. Mori the Graphic artist: Something creative from a Refugee at Kangaroo Point: Mori is a lovely young man that I met on Manus and he was in a really bad way and it's so good to see that…

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National: RAR Student Video and Poster Competition: 2 weeks to go! Closes on 31 July

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

https://www.ruralaustraliansforrefugees.org.au/rarcomp2020/

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National: RAR Student Video and Poster Competition: Last week! Entries closes on 31 July

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

https://www.ruralaustraliansforrefugees.org.au/rarcomp2020/

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