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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…

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.

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…