Category: Event

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…

4 Years of Shame – Wed 19 July National Day of Action

CLOSE THE CAMPS – BRING THEM HERE – Candlelight Vigil, 6pm Garema Pl, 19 July On this 19 July, it will be four years since the then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that people arriving by boat and seeking asylum…

National Conference – Australian Refugee Action Network

Talking Change – Making it Happen Inaugural National Conference in Canberra Australian Refugee Action Network 20-21 May 2017 Conference Program available at: http://bit.ly/2nNDH3S Copland Lecture Theatre and Copland Building, ANU, Canberra All venues are wheelchair accessible. Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/OZGU Ticket includes…

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.…

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…

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…

Amps not Camps

On Friday October 21st, the ANU Refugee Action Committee held a fundraiser “Amps not Camps.” Local musicians got together with refugee activists at the Polish club to raise money for ACT Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services, which works helping newly arrived migrants…

Rally–It’s Time–Bring Them Here

The conditions in Australia’s detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru are atrocious. Report after report continues to detail abhorrent treatment, systemic abuse, and degrading conditions, as the camps are wracked by crisis after crisis. It is simply impossible that…

The Costs of Cruelty. What Australia’s Refugee Policies Cost You

A new study by Save the Children, Australia and UNICEF has shown that billions of our tax dollars are spent to maintain Australia’s cruel refugee policies. A fraction of the vast sums involved could, if directed away from the current policy of…

Reading Vigil of Nauru Files

Nauru Files Reading Vigil was held on Friday 16/9/2016

On Friday, Canberrans gathered outside the Immigration Department in Braddon, holding a 10 hour reading vigil of the Nauru Files, which detailed the abhorrent treatment of refugees and asylum seekers held by Australia on Nauru. Inspired by the reading vigil outside…