Author: John Dove

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.

Sticky: 4 Years of Shame: #BringThemHere Day of Action

July 19 will mark 4 years since Kevin Rudd’s shameful announcement that no asylum seeker arriving by boat would ever settle in Australia, and in that time government policy has slipped even further in its descent towards inhumanity and injustice.…

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…

It’s worse than a dog’s life for Manus detainee

Canberra, 4 April 2017 If Azzam was a dog his video would have gone viral. His name is Azzam el Sheikh. He is badly injured. In the video, his head is vertically squashed against a dirty wall, his body horizontal…

48 Hr Palm Sunday Vigil for Refugees

We are THRILLED to reveal the full program for the 48 Hour Vigil for Refugees, as well as to announce for the first time our speakers for the Palm Sunday Rally!   Jamila Ahmadi is a member of the Hazara…

Final Call – Sign the Open Letter!

There’s just one more day to add your name to the Open Letter (text below) that RAC will publish in the Canberra Times on Saturday 1 April 2017. Send an email to mail@refugeeaction.org by the morning of Wednesday 29 March at…

Upcoming Skills Workshops

Canberra RAC will be running two skills workshops in the lead up to Palm Sunday to help equip our members with the knowledge and confidence to further their contribution to the campaign. The first of these will be a joint workshop…