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February 2019

Federal Election – Volunteers Needed

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Geelong Trades Hall, 127 Myers St
Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia

As part of our strategy to ensure that refugee policy is an important election issue, we are gathering a team of people who can spare a few hours a week during pre-polling centre opening times, and/or a few hours on election day, to hand out comparisons of the various parties' refugee policies.  As CRAG is not affiliated with any political party, the focus will be on fair and decent policy, rather than party politics. All materials will be provided by…

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Federal Election – Volunteers Needed

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Geelong Trades Hall, 127 Myers St
Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia

As part of our strategy to ensure that refugee policy is an important election issue, we are gathering a team of people who can spare a few hours a week during pre-polling centre opening times, and/or a few hours on election day, to hand out comparisons of the various parties' refugee policies.  As CRAG is not affiliated with any political party, the focus will be on fair and decent policy, rather than party politics. All materials will be provided by…

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Pako Festa Parade Preparation – Volunteers Needed

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

We need a small working group of creative people to put together some props and decorations for our entry in the Pako Festa Parade.  The Parade is on Saturday February 23, and working bees will be held on afternoons and weekends between now and then, at times that suit the working group.  If you can help with the preparations, even for a couple of hours, please send an email to combinedrefugeeactiongroup@gmail.com, with the subject heading 'Pako Festa'.  

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March 2019

CRAG Geelong Monthly Meeting

March 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Geelong Trades Hall, 127 Myers St
Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia

CRAG Geelong meet on the 1st Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm. All are welcome to attend!

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April 2019

Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Meet this Sunday, 2:00 pm at the State Library in Melbourne. Wear your Choose Freedom and Decency t-shirt if you have one. We’ll bring a few extras for purchase on the day. $15 each. Catch the 12:09 train from Geelong Station.

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Mirrors of Reflection Art Exhibition

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Springdale Neighbourhood Centre, 17 – 21 High St
Drysdale, Victoria 3222 Australia

'Mirrors of Reflection', a beautiful, sensitive and uplifting exhibition, addresses a human rights issue that has led to political divide and deep community concern. The Exhibition combines paintings, mirrors, sculpture, fiber, graphics and text , to reflect on our humanity towards people seeking asylum on our shores. Mirrors of Reflection - Event  Flyer

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Meet the candidates for Corangamite – Q & A

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Torquay Football Club, Spring Creek Pavilion
Torquay, Victoria 3228 Australia

Find out about your candidates' policies on issues affecting refugees and people seeking asylum. Corangamite Meet the Candidates

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Freedom Stories

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bannockbutrn Cultural Centre, 27 High Street
Bannockburn, Victoria 3331 Australia

Freedom Stories takes a considered and poignant approach to the lives and achievements of former ‘boat people’ who now call Australia home. Award winning, collaborative film maker, Steve Thomas, explores the stories of people who arrived from the Middle East to seek safety around 2001. Some were just children. Thrust in the contentious political environment surrounding the Tampa, they languished in remote places such as Woomera and Nauru, and then on temporary protection visas that extended their limbo. Yet with…

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May 2019

CRAG Geelong Monthly Meeting

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Geelong Trades Hall, 127 Myers St
Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia

CRAG Geelong meet on the 1st Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm. All are welcome to attend!

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Choose fairness and decency – Campaign Launch

May 18

CRAG's campaign to provide comparative information on the main parties' policies towards refugees and people seeking safety was launched on Sunday 7th April. The Election has been called for Saturday May 18. Pre-polling will start on Monday April 29 and continue for the three weeks until the election. So far we have around 75 “Choose Fairness and Decency” election volunteers for the Corangamite electorate.  It’s not too late to join in!  Training and resources provided. It is important to use…

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