Ten years ago on 19 July 2013, Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that no asylum-seeker arriving by boat would ever be resettled in Australia.
Ten years later, refugees are still paying the price of this cruel decision.
Check out these upcoming events:
1. Jim Chalmers Office Protest 2. 10 Years Too Bloody Long Rally
To win freedom and dignity for refugees, it will take mass rallies, direct action, resistance, and — above all — continued solidarity. Source: Liam Armstrong
Jim Chalmers Office Protest
When: Wednesday, 19 July 2023 at 12pm Where: Outside Jim Chalmers' Office, 38-74 Wembley Rd, Logan Central RSVP via FB event page
Our demands: 10 years later and Labor continues the tough on borders rhetoric and the Coalition's Operation Sovereign Borders. The result is damage to innocent people, all at a huge financial cost. We say:
10 Years is too long!
The cruelty must stop!
Permanent Visas for all now!
Brisbane Ten Years Too Bloody Long Rally
When: Sunday 23 July 2023 at 2pm
Where: Meet at King George Square Brisbane, then march to Speaker's Corner.
Come and show support for refugee rights at the Ten Years Too Bloody Long Rally in Brisabne.
Speakers Maria Kahie - Somali refugee sent to Nauru now living in Australia
Setara Sharifi - Refugee from Afghanistan
Our Demands Permanent Visas for ALL refugees
◆ End discrimation against Nauru and PNG refugees
◆ Scrap 'fast track' processing - fair process for all
◆ Evacuate Afghan refugees now
◆ Resettle refugees form Indonesia