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August 2019

Brisbane – Trivia Night for Refugees

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick St
New Farm,
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Join us for a night of fun while we raise funds for the Romero Centre, who support people seeking asylum when they need it most. Adults: $22 Concession / early bird: $17 Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/trivia-for-refugees-tickets-61087470268 Questions will start at 6:30 Food and drinks are available at the bowls club. Sat, 17 Aug, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  

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Ballina – Poetry competition closing date

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Torquay – Book Talk – Dignity in a Teacup

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Theresa’s Catholic Church, 43 Surf Coast Highway
Torquay,
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Social Justice Event: firsthand account of asylum seekers on Christmas Island & the plight of refugees Dignity in a Teacup: true stories of courage and sacrifice from Christmas Island Dignity in a Teacup chronicles the five years Christine Cummins spent working as a torture and trauma counsellor with asylum seekers detained on Christmas Island. It provides a firsthand account of Australian immigration detention, during a period of dramatic change and controversy. With exclusive access to the stories shared by hundreds…

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National: Book Kickstarter “THE FOX”

August 30 - September 15

Writing Through Fences is currently preparing to publish Mohammad Ali Maleki's second book 'The Fox'.  Mohammad has been imprisoned on Manus Island for 6 years and is soon to be moved to Port Moresby with the last of the remaining men from Manus. His mental health is deteriorating so I'm hoping that this project will give him a tiny bit of hope in the darkness.   You may remember Mohammad's first book 'The Strong Sunflower' which was illustrated by ten artists.…

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September 2019

South Gippsland: Rally on the first Saturday of each month

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wonthaggi Coles Arcade

South Gippsland Rural Australians for Refugees (SGRAR) members hold a rally on the first Saturday of each month outside the Wonthaggi Coles Arcade at 11.00 am. We have refugee welcome signs and distribute literature about relevant refugee issues. We welcome everyone. Please come along and support this worthy cause.   For further information about South Gippsland RAR contact –  sgrar07@gmail.com And don’t forget to like us on Facebook

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Ballarat: Tecber Ahmed Saleh’s Talk

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Trades Hall Ballarat

An upcoming Ballarat RAR event - ‘Tecber Ahmed Saleh’s Talk on 9th Sept.  

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Wallsend: Manus Documentary and Manus

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Exchange Theatre, Wallsend
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Bendigo: LCMS 20th Birthday Party

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

IT’S LODDON CAMPASPE MULTICULTURAL SERVICES’ BIRTHDAY! 20th anniversary as an organisation. To celebrate in true Multicultural Services style we will be holding our birthday celebrations on Friday 13th September with a party, multicultural meal, music, storytelling and conversations bringing together supporters, friends, communities and special guests. At the event we will also be launching an exciting new campaign, "Our Home, Our Future" which will be sure to be a powerful energising campaign that works towards our shared vision of a…

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Nation wide: ‘Justice for Refugees’ rallies

September 14

All refugee supporters are encouraged to join an action this Saturday in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth.  This action is organised by refugees and people seeking asylum (Justice For Refugees ), following the recent actions in Canberra and Sydney, with a strong focus on issues associated with TPVs, SHEVs and Bridging Visas. Plan to be there, bring your friends, and please share the Facebook events below through your networks 14 Sept, Melbourne, 11am-12.30pm Justice for Refugees TPV Rally State Library, 328…

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Nation wide: Ask your member #toNZ

September 14 @ 12:00 am - September 16 @ 12:00 pm

Before Noon Monday 16th September we are asking everyone to please email or call their federal member and ask them these two questions: What will it take for Australia to accept the NZ deal? What will happen to the asylum seekers left in PNG if we don’t accept the deal?  We are seeking to have every member in the country be faced with these questions prior to an important meeting taking place Monday afternoon. This is a high priority for…

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