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Universal Children’s Day – 20 November 2018 – #KidsOffNauru #Blue4Nauru

Wendy Bolger is using her artistic talent to spread the message of greater care for asylum seekers – Ben Hopkins – The Ballarat Courier – 27 September 2018

We Make a Stand – 21 September – 6 November, Ballarat, Victoria is a collaboration between refugee activist Wendy Bolger and Melbourne photographer Paul Dunn. We Make a Stand, is a critical response to the Australian Government’s harsh border protection policy.  Lake Wendouree foreshore becomes the site for this sculptural work. Trees are wrapped with images of people participating in refugee rallies, conveying messages which call for the dissolution of borders, and for the welcoming of refugees.

Wendy is involved in regional and national refugee advocacy activities. She has a Master of Arts from Federation University Ballarat. Paul has been documenting campaigns and public actions for refugee rights in Australia since 2003, and his work is in the National Library of Australia collection.

BOAA Art in Ballarat involves 150 artist from around Australia.

Ballarat RAR in Canberra – 16 October 2018

Ballarat RAR kicks off #5YearsTooMany Campaign
16-22 July 2018

30 people braved Ballarat’s cold 7 degrees winters day to attend rally.
Rally started at Catherine Kings office and all then at 11:30 processed down to Queen Victoria Square in front of the Town Hall  spending 45 minutes being very visible to traffic and pedestrians.

Ballarat RAR – 19 July 2018 – #5YearsTooMany

Ballarat Refugee Week Program 2018


Ballarat RAR Convener, Kath Morton, is Ballarat Citizen of the Year

Ballarat’s Citizen of the Year winner Kath Morton has been recognised for her work to improve the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.

Ms Morton is a foundation member of Ballarat Rural Australians for Refugees where she organises regular visits to people detained at Melbourne Immigration and Transit Accommodation in Melbourne, raises funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and lobbies the Federal Government seeking changes to refugee policy.

Read more about Ms Morton here.

Ballarat RAR  meeting times :

Monthly meeting:  Third Wednesday of month at 7.30 pm 

Letter writing:       Second Tuesday of month  from 10am to  Noon at Ballarat Library

Peaceful demonstration weekly, every Monday from 11am to Noon in Lydiard St Nth (near Catherine King’s office)

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