Author: John Dove

Tell Your MPs: Manus & Nauru Not Safe for Refugees!

Manus and Nauru are not safe for refugees. Our politicians stand idly by while refugees – including children – are harassed, beaten, raped, murdered and abused by local residents and detention centre staff alike. Several victims of this bipartisan policy…

SNAP VIGIL for Hamed Shamshiripour – another victim of Australian policy

1pm Thursday 10 August Parliament House Thirty-one year old Hamed Shamshiripour, found dead on Manus Island on Monday, is the latest in a line of tragedies for which Australian government policy must be held responsible. Documentary evidence, now published by the Guardian, has been…

Desperate Letter from 586 Manus Men

TRANSCRIPT OF LETTER: 24/7/2017 To the Australian government, the Labor Party, The Greens, the independents and all who exert some power in Australia and to who are in some way involved in relation to the US deal concerning refugees on…

Palm Sunday 2017 – Video

Our Palm Sunday activities, including the 48 Hour Vigil and the rally were filmed and have been edited and uploaded to youtube. Thanks to the St Vincent de Paul Society for the excellent clip.

4 Years of Shame – Wed 19 July National Day of Action

CLOSE THE CAMPS – BRING THEM HERE – Candlelight Vigil, 6pm Garema Pl, 19 July On this 19 July, it will be four years since the then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that people arriving by boat and seeking asylum…

National Conference – Australian Refugee Action Network

Talking Change – Making it Happen Inaugural National Conference in Canberra Australian Refugee Action Network 20-21 May 2017 Conference Program available at: http://bit.ly/2nNDH3S Copland Lecture Theatre and Copland Building, ANU, Canberra All venues are wheelchair accessible. Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/OZGU Ticket includes…

General Meeting April 2017

Come along to the RAC General Meeting for an update on the campaign and a discussion on strategy going forwards. Light refreshments will provided. 6:30pm Wednesday 26 April, Manning Clarke Centre Theatre 4 (ANU). Agenda items: 1. Political update 2.…

Palm Sunday Statement from Walid Zazai

The following statement was made by Walid Zazai, who is currently detained on Manus Island. He requested that it be read at today’s Palm Sunday Rally for refugees.   Hello everyone, My Name is Walid Zazai and I have been…