The  2018 Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees is on March 25, at the State Library Melbourne (Corner Swanston & Elizabeth Streets) at 2.00pm. With music and “Warm up” activities from 1.30 PM

The Walk will be starting at the State Library and take a route that returns to finish at the State Library.

Confirmed speakers for the event in Melbourne include:

  • Tim Costello, Chief Advocate World Vision Australia
  • Abdul Aziz Adam live from Manus Island. Aziz is a refugee from Darfur in Sudan and has been imprisoned on Manus for over 4 years.
  • Taqi Azra – Haraza Refugee and NUW organiser
  • Interfaith Panel including Rev Sharon Hollis, Moderator of the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania and Mohammed Mohideen OAM, JP, President, Islamic Council of Victoria and Mr Bhakta Dasa, Vaisnava Hindu Minister of Religion.
  • Music by the Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir, Strange Tenants, Muluu Baqqalaa, Strange Tenants, The Machinists, Shaking the Tree, and other musicians.
  • Corinne Grant will be the MC

Volunteers wanted

If you can volunteer to help out on the day please email us here.   Subject line: Volunteer Palm Sunday and provide your name and contact number by Saturday 24 March.

Across Australia, people from all faith groups, community groups and organisations and unions will join the Palm Sunday actions for Refugees, bringing banners and other messages of support to express their concern about the treatment of refugees and people seeking asylum. In this election year, let’s stand together with refugees.

You can help promote the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees by distributing Posters and fliers.

PDF copies of the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees flier and poster can be downloaded from the following links

Palm Sunday 2018 A4

Palm Sunday 2018 double sided flyer

Printed copies of fliers and posters can be collected from the following locations

  • Trades Hall Building: Victoria Street Entrance, outside the International Bookshop. Corner of Victoria and Lygon Streets
  • 3RRR:  221 Nicholson St (Cnr Nicholson & Blyth Streets),  Brunswick.
  • Uniting Church Office: 130 Little Collins Street
  • Asylum Seeker Resource Centre: 179 Lonsdale Street Dandenong
  • Asylum Seeker Resource Centre: 218 Nicholson Street, Footscray
  • Glen Waverley Uniting Church: Cnr. Bogong Avenue & Kingsway Glen Waverley
  • Community Information Centre: 320 Main Street Mornington

The 2018 Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees is supported by the following organisations: 

3CR Community radio
Academics for Refugees
Amnesty International Australia
Anakbayan Melbourne
Anglican Diocese of Melbourne
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Australia Asia Worker Links
Australian Student Christian Movement
Australian Association of Social Workers
Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce
Australian Education Union Victorian Branch
Australian Greens Victoria
Australian Hazara Women’s Friendship Network Inc
Australian Jewish Democratic Society
Australian Nursing And Midwifery Federation (Vic Branch)
Australian Refugee Action Network
ASU Victorian Private Sector Branch
Australian Unions for Western Sahara
Ballarat Catholic Diocese Social Justice Commssion
Bayside Refugee Advocacy and Support Association
Befriend A Child In Detention
Bellarine for Refugees
Black Sash Australia
Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project
Campaign for International Cooperation and Disarmament (CICD)
Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA)
Central Victorian Refugee Support Network
CFMEU C&G Division Vic Branch
City of Yarra
Combined Refugee Action Group
Congregation of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan
Darebin City Council
Diaspora Action Australia
Doctors for Refugees
East Gippsland Asylum Seeker Support (EGASS)
Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria
Fair Go For Pensioners
Freedom Socialist Party
Gabriela Australia
Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children
GADRC – Ballarat
GADRC – Batman
GADRC – Bendigo
GADRC – Jaga Jaga
Hobsons Bay Refugee Network
House of Welcome
Humanist Society of Victoria Inc.
Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania
Indigenous Social Justice Association Melbourne
Islamic Council of Victoria
Jesuit Social Services
Jewish Labour Bund
Jews For Refugees
Justice and Freedom for Ceylon Tamils Inc
Kindred Kindness
Kilbreda College (Mentone)
Labor for Refugees
Latrobe Valley Refuge Support Group
Librarians For Refugees
Love Makes A Way
Mater Christi College, Belgrave
McMillan for Refugees
Melbourne Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office
Melbourne City Churches In Action
Melbourne Unitarian Peace Memorial Church Inc.
Migrante Australia
Migrante Melbourne
Missionary Sisters of Service
Moreland City Council
Montmorency Asylum Seekers Support Group
Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group
Mothers Offering Time Hope Refugee Support
National Tertiary Education Union
National Union of Workers
New International Book Shop
Pax Christi Victoria
People for Human Rights and Equality
Philippine Caucus for Peace
Philippines Australia Solidarity Association (PASA)
Presentation Sisters of Victoria
Radical Women
Refugee Action Collective (RAC)
Refugee Advocacy Network
Refugee Council of Australia
Refugee Legal
Rural Australians for Refugees – Aireys Inlet
Rural Australians for Refugees – Alpine
Rural Australians for Refugees – Apollo Bay
Rural Australians for Refugees – Ballarat
Rural Australians for Refugees – Beechworth
Rural Australians for Refugees – Benalla
Rural Australians for Refugees – Bendigo
Rural Australians for Refugees – Castlemaine
Rural Australians for Refugees – Daylesford & District
Rural Australians for Refugees – Echuca
Rural Australians for Refugees – Euroa
Rural Australians for Refugees – Grampians/Gariwerd
Rural Australians for Refugees – Hamilton and District
Rural Australians for Refugees – Healesville
Rural Australians for Refugees – Home among the Gum Trees
Rural Australians for Refugees – Latrobe Valley
Rural Australians for Refugees – Lorne
Rural Australians for Refugees – Macedon Ranges
Rural Australians for Refugees – Mansfield
Rural Australians for Refugees – Maryborough
Rural Australians for Refugees – National
Rural Australians for Refugees – Phillip Island
Rural Australians for Refugees – Queanbeyan
Rural Australians for Refugees – Queenscliff
Rural Australians for Refugees – South Gippsland
Rural Australians for Refugees – Southern Highlands
Rural Australians for Refugees – Surf Coast
Rural Australians for Refugees – Trentham
Rural Australians for Refugees – Warburton
Rural Australians for Refugees – Warrnambool
Santa Maria College, Northcote
Shamama Association of Australia
Socialist Alliance
Socialist Alternative
South West Love Makes a Way
Spring Creek Community House
St Mary’s Catholic Parish – Echuca
Swan Hill Community Issues Group
Tamil Refugee Council
Teachers for Refugees
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia
The Salvation Army (Australian Southern Territory)
Union of Australian Women
Uniting Church in Australia Synod of Victoria and Tasmania
Vic Trades Hall Council
Victorian Council of Churches
Victorian Afghan Associations Network
Victorian Allied Health Professionals Association
Victorian Immigrant & Refugee Womens Coalition
Welcome To Australia
West Welcome Wagon
World Vision
Yarra City Council
Young Mercy Links
YPR – Young People for Refugees – Bendigo