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Canberra demonstration – SOS Manus – Evacuate Now

GetUp! have called a series of national demonstrations for this Sunday 26 November. The Canberra protest will be at 10 am at Parliament House lawns. RAC will be there supporting the action. This weekend, in iconic locations across the country, thousands…

TONIGHT: Manus Emergency Protest!

TONIGHT Thurs 23 Nov // 5:30pm // Northbourne Ave and London Circuit intersection This morning PNG police, reportedly with the guidance of an AFP member, moved into the centre to force the men there out. The police have threatened them,…

SOS Manus! Rally at Parliament with Nick McKim

More than 400 men remain in the Manus Island detention centre, resisting intense pressure and intimidation to move to other sites that are on the edge of the Lorengau town. The men are very fearful for their safety – they…

Manus Emergency Protests continue in Canberra!

Today, Sunday 5 Nov, Malcolm Turnbull has rejected New Zealand’s repeated offer to resettle 150 refugees currently trapped in Australia’s offshore immigration regime. This starkly demonstrates that the Australian government controls what happens to the approximately 2000 people trapped in…

Emergency Protest for Manus Refugees!

5:30PM // GAREMA PLACE // FRI 3 NOV Emergency Protest for Manus Refugees!The humanitarian disaster that is Australia’s offshore detention system is about to reach a new point of crisis. The Manus Island detention centre is now closed as far…

Gillian Triggs speaks – Manus Island & Nauru: Refugees in Crisis

Professor Gillian Triggs will be speaking on the crisis of Australia’s refugee regime at Llewellyn Hall, 7pm Wed 25 October. All are welcome and there is no need to book. RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook The tragic death…

Jam for Refugees – A day of music

Jam for Refugees is a ten hour concert consisting of a series of 30-minute acts by some of Canberra’s finest musicians. The object is to raise both money and awareness to assist refugees. People seeking asylum is a global issue.…

Manus & Nauru Not Safe For Refugees: Bring Them Here!

1PM // GAREMA PLACE // SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER // RSVP on Facebook Here   Come together to demand safety for refugees & asylum seekers imprisoned on Manus & Nauru!   The evidence is overwhelming: Manus Island & Nauru are not…

Contact Your MPs

RAC has prepared the following proforma letter for you to use to send to you local MPs and Senators. With the situation on Manus growing more critical by the day, it is crucial to keep the pressure our MPs to…

ACT Legislative Assembly Motion on Manus and Nauru

UPDATE: Latest information suggests the motion will be debated on at approximately 11:00am on Thursday 24 August. Check back here for any last minute changes to the schedule. The following motion is to be moved in the ACT Legislative Assembly by…