Category: Event

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…

Nauru Files Snap Action

Some 300 Canberrans turned out at an evening peak hour snap rally organised by the Canberra Refugee Action Committee on the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Barry Drive, on Tuesday 23 August. They were protesting about government lack of action…

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

600 people at Whistleblowers Public Forum

Six hundred people attended a RAC Public Forum in Canberra on 16 August as senior health professional and aid worker whistleblowers defied the government graphically outlining the inhumane and destructive conditions in Australia’s off-shore asylum seeker detention centres. By doing…

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…

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…