While there are no refugees currently held in Nauru, and the Albanese Government has begun to implement the change to permanent visas for people who were granted temporary protection in Australia, there are several issues in Australia’s refugee policy which are still in need of address.  Among them, is that up to 12,000 people remain in limbo after their applications for asylum were rejected in what the current government states was a flawed and unfair system.  

This forum will explore the situation for these people and the action that needs to be taken to provide them with safety. 

Thursday September 14, 2023.  7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.   

Wesley Uniting Church, 100 Yarra St, Geelong


  • Sr Brigid Arthur AO
    Long time asylum seeker advocate and social justice activist, and co- founder of the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project in Melbourne.
  • Ben Goulding  
    Senior Lawyer from Refugee Legal, Australia’s largest provider of free specialist legal assistance to people seeking asylum, refugees and disadvantaged migrants.
  • Geetha Ramachandran
    Asylum seeker with lived experience of the Fast Track system.  

MC: Wes Cusworth, former WIN News sports presenter

Some accessible parking is available onsite.  Parking is also available in Yarra St, behind Village Cinema (off Lt Ryrie St) or at the Haymarket car park (off Myers St).