Bellingen and Nambucca District RAR

Bellingen and Nambucca District Website – RAR Bellingen and Nambucca District

Follow Bellingen and Nambucca RAR on Facebook

Bellingen and Nambucca District RAR Newsletters

Peter and Mike hold the Welcome Scroll – showing Coffs Harbour’s entry..
113 Refugee Welcome Zone Councils have added their names to the Welcome Scroll.

The Scroll stopped briefly in Valla Beach on its journey back to its Bendigo base after it’s Queensland trip.  It has now visited many RWZ Councils in Victoria, NSW, ACT, SA and Queensland.


bellingen-stall

Bellingen and Nambucca District RAR Monthly Markets

Reza Barati
 
On 17th February 2014, Reza Barati, a  23 year old Iranian asylum seeker, was brutally murdered by a group of G4S guards, whose job it was to protect him.  Eventually, in 2016, two local guards were convicted of his murder and sentenced to  five years in jail. The judge gave them a lenient sentence on the basis that two other guards involved in Reza’s murder – an Australian and a New Zealander  – had left the Island and had not been arrested or charged. Their identities are apparently known to the authorities, but they remain at large. Our group was established soon after Reza’s death. We were deeply shocked by the incident, and by the Minister’s attempt to blame the refugees for the death and the many injuries inflicted on asylum seekers on that fateful night.  We initially had about 40 supporters. That number has grown over the years to more than 560, reflecting as it does the very significant community anger about our government’s cruel and inhumane asylum policies. We need to keep up the fight for the closure of the offshore centres and for the permanent resettlement of all the genuine refugees who currently languish in these two hellholes.
Market dates for 2019
 
Our stalls at local markets are a great way to interact with the general public and to raise awareness of the important issue of asylum seeker policy. The dates are as follows:
Saturday 19th January:  Bellingen
 Saturday 2nd February: Valla Beach
 Saturday 16th March: Bellingen
 Saturday  6th April:  Valla Beach
 Saturday 18th May: Bellingen
 Saturday  1st June: Valla Beach
 Saturday 20th July: Bellingen
 Saturday 3rd August: Valla Beach
 Saturday 21st September: Bellingen
 Saturday 5th October: Valla Beach
 Saturday 16th November: Bellingen
 Saturday 7th December: Valla Beach

Upcoming roadside demonstrations.

Every second Thursday we hold a roadside demonstration on the Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour, or Waterfall Way in Bellingen. We hold up our banners and placards and ask people to “Honk for Human Rights”. The response is overwhelmingly positive. Get in touch if you would like to know when and where, or subscribe to our newsletter, or consult our website.
 All the demonstrations start at 2.30 pm and end at 4.00 pm

Information: 

Bumper Stickers available from Bellingen and Nambucca RAR

IMG_5643     IMG_5637    

email Mike:  

50 cents each plus postage, 60 cents each plus postage for “Real Australians”.

New T shirts available –  details at http://bellorar.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/where-to-get-t-shirts.html

More news at our website

For further information about Bellingen and Nambucca District RAR contact

 

Return to list of RAR Groups in NSW

« Return to list of RAR Groups