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Children don't belong in detention.

The Refugee Action Collective Queensland is proud to announce that Alain Rondot from Chilout will be a guest speaker at the Brisbane Refugee Welfare and Advocacy Conference, to be held at QUT Gardens Point campus on 7 March 2015.

Chilout aims to ensure that the issue of asylum seeking children is framed as one of children’s rights and child protection. The decision of whether a child is found to be a refugee is an immigration issue: how that child is treated whilst awaiting the decision, is a child protection issue. All children regardless of race, religion, class or immigration status should be covered by child protection laws.

Chilout advocates for children in immigration detention and aims to raise awareness in the wider Australian community. Their primary concern is that children in immigration detention are protected and are given their basic rights, freedom, healthcare, education and play. They provide accurate information about what happens to children in detention facilities and strive for an Australia that does not harm children seeking our protection.

Alain Rondot has been a vocal advocate of refugee rights and for a fair treatment of all who come to our shores regardless of method of arrival. He has been a supporter of Chilout since 2001, is Chilout's Treasurer and joined the Board of ChilOut in March 2014.

RAC Qld looks forward to hearing Alain Rondot speak as part of the Incarceration workshop at the Refugee Welfare and Advocacy Converence 2015.

Find out more about Chilout here.

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Venue and dates

Saturday 7 March

B Block, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus

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