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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.

Palm Sunday Statement from Walid Zazai

The following statement was made by Walid Zazai, who is currently detained on Manus Island. He requested that it be read at today’s Palm Sunday Rally for refugees.   Hello everyone, My Name is Walid Zazai and I have been…

Palm Sunday Rally Singers

Wanted lots of singers willing to learn a simple backing chorus to be sung at the 2017 Palm Sunday Rally. The song “You’ll Never Walk Alone’ will be sung at this Rally. We are hoping to get lots of singers…

48 Hr Palm Sunday Vigil for Refugees

We are THRILLED to reveal the full program for the 48 Hour Vigil for Refugees, as well as to announce for the first time our speakers for the Palm Sunday Rally!   Jamila Ahmadi is a member of the Hazara…

Final Call – Sign the Open Letter!

There’s just one more day to add your name to the Open Letter (text below) that RAC will publish in the Canberra Times on Saturday 1 April 2017. Send an email to mail@refugeeaction.org by the morning of Wednesday 29 March at…

Upcoming Skills Workshops

Canberra RAC will be running two skills workshops in the lead up to Palm Sunday to help equip our members with the knowledge and confidence to further their contribution to the campaign. The first of these will be a joint workshop…

Snap Picket: Bill Shorten’s ‘Town Hall Meeting’

5.30-6.15pm, Thursday March 2, Albert Hall Canberra Join us at Bill Shorten’s ‘Town Hall’ meeting where RAC will be holding a picket outside Albert Hall to urge Bill Shorten, Andrew Leigh, Gai Brodtmann and the ALP to step up, show…

It’s Time; Bring Them Here — Speech

Speech by Anne-Marie Delahunt, given at the Canberra Refugee Action rally: 30 October 2016     Friends:  it’s great to be here today in front of such a crowd of people concerned, as I am, about the people on Manus…

SIEV-X Memorial 15 years

On Wednesday October 19th, the Faith-Based Working Group held a memorial service for the SIEV-X memorial. Following are the words that were said: 15 years ago today, on 19 October 2001, during a federal election campaign, a boat carrying about 400…

Cost of Cruel Deterrent Refugee Policies

Australia’s internationally condemned cruel deterrent refugee policies have cost an annual average of $3.2 billion of taxpayer funds every year since 2013. This is just under half the UNHCR 2016 budget of $6.55 million to care for the 16.3 million…