Author: John Dove

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…

Snap Picket: Bill Shorten’s ‘Town Hall Meeting’

5.30-6.15pm, Thursday March 2, Albert Hall Canberra Join us at Bill Shorten’s ‘Town Hall’ meeting where RAC will be holding a picket outside Albert Hall to urge Bill Shorten, Andrew Leigh, Gai Brodtmann and the ALP to step up, show…

Protest Meeting: Canberra MPs Must Break Silence on Refugees

Join Canberra RAC alongside speakers Jane Caro, Fr Rod Bower and Dr Sue packer in calling on our local MPs to break their long-standing silence on the injustices of mandatory detention. We are holding a public meeting in protest on Monday 6 March, 6:30pm…

January General Meeting Report

Canberra RAC’s first General Meeting of 2016 was held Tuesday 31 January in the Manning Clark Centre, ANU. It was encouraging to see strong attendance and people energised to build the campaign to new levels in 2017. After healthy discussion,…