Author: John Dove

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,…

Appeal for Faysal’s Family

A fundraising account has been set up for the family of Sudanese refugee Faysal Ahmed, who passed away on Christmas Eve. The men of Manus Island detention centre have already raised some funds to assist Faysal’s wife and son through…

December 2016 Planning Meeting Report

Planning Day 2016 Canberra RAC’s annual Planning Meeting took place on Saturday 3 December, attended by around 30 people. The meeting voted on two motions, resolving to hold a major rally on Palm Sunday, 2017, and to canvas support for a…

Words that Work

The following was sent to RAC’s letter writing network last week. Eileen, who coordinates the letter writing campaign, develops fantastic resources such as these that are valuable to everyone involved in RAC and refugee advocacy, and we will be publishing them…