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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…

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.