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Join the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice and Peace in Melbourne 2024 

Join the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice and Peace in Melbourne  Sunday 24 March at the Parliament Gardens, corner Nicolson Street and Albert Street, East Melbourne  (close to Parliament Station).    Program: 10.00 am     Welcome and informal gathering with music  10.30am      Reflections on Peace and Justice from different faith traditions                        Organised with the assistance of the Faith Communities Council of Victoria       11.00am      Speakers include:  Rev Dev Anandarajan (on peace-making); Refugee speakers; Sr Brigid Arthur; David Manne (Refugee Legal)…

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JUSTICE AND FREEDOM FOR REFUGEES – Palm Sunday 10 April 2022

Join the Melbourne Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees on Sunday 10 April from 1.30pm at the State Library, Swanston Street.  Facebook event is here: https://fb.me/e/11WCiGAAy  – please share!  See poster and leaflet here. Also join the ONLINE FORUM: Fair Go for Refugees: Australia can do better – Australia is failing refugees: what a decent approach would look like.     Wednesday 6 April, 7pm – 8.15pm AEST.  REGISTER here:   https://amnestyau.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpceyvqz8rGN04nQ7rAQOn5hi9PRdranbe    with Abbas Nazari (Tampa refugee) and Craig Foster, advocate for refugees.  See further detail below.  Share on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/1DfGgHyMw See listing of other…

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Park Hotel Refugee Action

Medical evacuation of refugees from Park Hotel in Carlton The situation for more than 40 refugees held in the hotel is alarming.    It is confirmed that at least 20 of the men now have Covid – one has been hospitalised.  The remaining men are at high risk of also getting Covid.     Send an email to urge the Victoria Government to demand proper care and quarantine arrangements for these men.   Victorian Minister for Health – The Hon Martin Foley MP    martin.foley@parliament.vic.gov.au…

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Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees 2019

Here are some of the wonderful speeches from the Melbourne Walk for Justice for Refugees Interfaith Panel Welcome Behrouz Bouchani’s Recorded Message from Manus Richard Flanagan calls for a Royal Commission into the Detention Centre Regime Nyadol Nyuon highlights the contribution refugees can make to Australia if given the opportunity David Manne said that Australia’s promise to protect Refugees enshrined in the Refugee Convention had been broken. “ We made a promise to help not to harm”

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Inquest begins into Shocking Death on Nauru

As the government tries to weazel out of providing medical care to people in offshore detention, the death and treatment of OMID shows the inhumanity and cruelty towards refugees. OMID was dying  in terrible pain for 10 hours with no attempt to relieve his agony. NJP Media Alert OMID Inquest begins into Shocking Death on Nauru Brisbane, Australia – 24-Feb-19 Doorstop: A statement will be given by Adjunct Professor George Newhouse – Principal Solicitor at the National Justice Project, the lawyers representing Omid’s family: When: Monday…

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