top of page

Palm Sunday Rally for Refugees 2016

Brisbane said it loud and clear. Refugees are welcome here.

Photos and video from the Palm Sunday 2016 rally to Stop the War on Refugees.

Brisbane Crowd

Some of the people of Brisbane at the Palm Sunday 2016 rally for refugees

Sam Watson

Sam Watson, prominent Murri leader, activist, writer, and filmmaker gave a Welcome to Country to the Brisbane Palm Sunday 2016 rally attendees.

Tom Ballard comedian

Tom Ballard tells it straight at the 2016 Palm Sunday Brisbane rally for refugee rights. Tom was the instigator of an open letter to the Australian Government from 100 comedians saying "Let Them Stay"

Comedian Tom Ballard kids around with @racqld

Linsey Pollak and @racqld

Linsey Pollak and the Unusual Suspects entertained the crowd at the 2016 Palm Sunday rally in Brisbane on March 20.

The Unusual Suspects

The Unusual Suspects play their fantastically catchy music for the Brisbane crowd. Palm Sunday refugee rally 2016.

Rally Reaches George St

2016 Palm Sunday rally and march against the Australian government's

detention of refugees. Calling for detention centres to be closed, refugees to be brought to the Australian mainland and allowed to stay. Hosted by the Refugee Action Collective Qld and Just Peace Qld.

Ros McLennan

QCU General Secretary addresses the Palm Sunday refugee rally 2016 crowd

Margarett, Enda & Linda

RAC Qld stalwarts working hard as usual at the Refugee Action Collective Qld stall during the Palm Sunday 2016 rally for refugees.

John-Paul Sanggaran Christmas Island Whistle-blower

Dr John-Paul Sanggaran urged the Brisbane refugee rally crowd to not participate in the inhumane refugee detention system.


Duncan signs up at the Refugee Action Collective Queensland stall.

The Very Reverend Dr Peter Catt

Dr Peter Catt, Anglican Dean of Brisbane, declared Brisbane’s St John’s Anglican Cathedral, a place of sanctuary for asylum seekers facing deportation.

Dr Daniele Viliunas

Dr Viliunas, member of the Medical Association for Prevention of War; our excellent emcee at the Brisbane 2016 Palm Sunday rally for refugees.

Doctors for Refugees

Health is a human right. These wonderful doctors and other health practitioners, abide by the Hippocratic Oath and advocate for the health of their patients above all else.

Brisbane Combined Unions Choir

The Brisbane Palm Sunday 2016 refugee rally enjoyed the delightful sounds of this wonderful choir.

Alison Broinowski

Former diplomat, journalist and Australians for War Powers Reform committee member. AWPR are Australians who believe that any decision to take Australia into international armed conflict should be made by our Parliament, not by the PM or the Executive.

Abdon and @racqld

Author Abdon Dantas holds his educational and eye opening book Uncovering Forgotten Cities, with one of his photographs in the background.


Close the Camps! Let Them Stay!

bottom of page