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6 Years Too Long Rally
July 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Close Manus & Nauru – Bring Them Here
6 Years Too Long – Close Manus & Nauru – Bring Them Here
GEELONG TRAIN – Geelong community members can meet at Geelong station to depart 12.11pm Saturday 20th to arrive 1.15 pm and walk or tram up to State Library Swanston St for 2 pm Rally. Join us: individuals, families, flatmates, colleagues, friends, bring posters, banners, passion.
Behrouz Boochani – live via phone from Manus prison
Special guest speaker: Nauru detention survivor and activist for ‘never again’
Maddy Harradence – Acting Assistant Secretary Of the Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation
Aran Mylvaganam – Tamil Refugee Council
Welcome to Country – Uncle Colin Hunter
Music from Jordo & Co to open
The re-election of the Morrison government is a setback for refugees, but Morrison has no mandate for anti-refugee racism, and we know that this government can and must be fought.
The Coalition has presided over almost 6 years of cruelty to refugees on Manus and Nauru, including 12 deaths offshore. July 19 marks the 6th anniversary of Kevin Rudd’s announcement that “any asylum-seeker who arrives in Australia by boat will have no chance of being settled in Australia as refugees”. Agreeing with the Liberals on refugee policy hurts refugees and it didn’t stop Labor being defeated then or now.
Morrison was forced against his wishes to get kids of Nauru. That was won together in solidarity with the struggles of refugees themselves, by refusing to be silent, by being active on the streets, and in our workplaces and campuses. We need to take to the streets, now more than ever. We can build a refugee movement that can get everyone off Manus and Nauru. Join us on July 20 to be part of it.
Close the Camps
Bring The Refugees Here
End Deportations to Danger
ALP Glen Waverley Branch
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Australian Greens Victorian
Australian Refugee Action Network
Combined Refugee Action Group Geelong
Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children
Independent Education Union
Islamic Council of Victoria
Labor for Refugees
Melbourne Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office
Migrant Workers Centre
Refugee Advocacy Network
Riff Raff Radical Marching Band
Rural Australians for Refugees
Side Door Social Justice Hub
Stand Together Against Racism
Teachers For Refugees
The Refugee Council
Unionists for Refugees
Victorian Allied Health Professionals Association
Victorian Trades Hall Council
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