Free All Refugees! Rally and March
Join the Refugee Action Collective at this rally and march and help us demand justice for refugees.
When: Friday, 5 March 2021 at 5pm AEST
Where: Kangaroo Point Central Hotel & Apartments
721 Main St, Brisbane, QLD, Australia 4169
Details: Facebook Event
For over a year, hundreds of refugees brought to Australia for medical care have been detained in the Kangaroo Point hotel and other places throughout Australia.
Before being brought to Australia they were detained on Nauru and PNG for over six years. Many of them have mental health problems and this ongoing detention is only making matters worse.
Recently some people were released, however they were dumped into the community on Bridging E visas that allow them to work, but not to receive Centrelink support if they are unemployed. They have gone straight from the trauma of detention into poverty.
This cruelty is just the tip of the iceberg of Australia’s mistreatment of refugees. There are still over 250 refugees stuck on Nauru and PNG with little prospect of resettlement. The Biloela Murugappan family remain detained on Christmas Island, having spent close to three years in detention.
Australia refuses to provide permanent visas to refugees who arrived by boat meaning they are kept in a permanent state of limbo, constantly living with the fear of being deported.
Behrouz Boochani - Iranian refugee, activist and author
Sean O’Reilly - Mental Health Nurse
Father Pan Jordan - Tamil Rights activist
AJ Savage - Mums for Refugees
Teachers for Refugees And People Seeking Asylum
Refugee Action Collective Queensland