Author: Kieran

Welcome Refugees – National Palm Sunday rally, 9 April

WELCOME REFUGEES – CLOSE THE CAMPS – 1pm / Sunday 9 April / Civic Square (ACT Assembly) Canberra welcomes refugees! Join us for the Canberra ‘Welcome Refugees: Close the Camps’ rally on Palm Sunday – just one of countless rallies occurring around the country on…

‘Turnbull misleads the UN’

Canberra 20 September 2016 The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has been challenged by refugee activists over the accuracy of his speech at the refugee summit in New York. Mr Turnbull argued that other countries should follow Australia’s tough border protection…

Iranian Community Screening of Chasing Asylum – Wednesday 7 September

The Iranian community in Canberra are hosting a special one time screening of the documentary Chasing Asylum on Wednesday 7 September at Events Cinema in Manuka. If you haven’t seen this important and shocking film about the realities of Australia’s offshore detention centres we urge you to go along. Tickets can be bought through the Tugg website: https://au.tugg.com/events/chasing-asylum-h5cc

Stop buck-passing on Nauru files: bring detainees to Australia

Canberra 20 August 2016 Canberrans will rally on Tuesday to demand the government respond to the abuse revelations of the Nauru files – to accept its responsibilities for the dehumanising treatment of asylum seekers in Australian-funded off-shore detention camps and…

Whistleblowers Defy Government

Canberra, 14 August 2016  Senior health professionals and aid workers with first-hand experience of Australia’s off-shore detention centres will be risking legal action on Tuesday evening to expose the inhumane and destructive conditions facing refugees and asylum seekers on Manus…

Thanks to all those involved in the Solidarity Concert!

Last Friday night’s Welcome Refugees Solidarity Concert was on the whole a great success as the audience at the sold out event was treated to a diverse and seemingly never-ending show of solidarity from local artists of both refugee and…

Refugee Activist Workshop 1pm This Sunday

Don’t forget, the RAC Activist Workshop is on from 1pm this Sunday, 29 May, in Copland G031 at the ANU. The aim of the workshop is to arm activists with both the important facts about Australia’s shameful refugee policy and the confidence…

Petition: End detention of all the Australian asylum seekers in remote and offshore locations

Please consider signing this petition calling on the International Criminal Court to recommend the Australian government suspend transfers to offshore detention pending its investigation of two complaints it has accepted alleging the government is committing crimes against humanity there. We are asking…

Enough is Enough: Protest Rally for Rakib

Friday, 12.30pm, start at Zed Seselja’s office, Bunda Street, Civic Canberrans are urged to join a protest rally for Rakib, a Bangladeshi refugee who died at the Nauru detention centre last week, at the city offices of three ACT federal…

Pledge for Refugees

The Pledge for Refugees is a national campaign organised by refugee advocacy and activist groups around Australia, including RAC Canberra. It’s aim is to build broad support among both organisations and individuals for five key demands that would create the framework for a just refugee policy. These…