Updated: Mar 27, 2021
Please join the Palm Sunday rally and demand peace and justice for refugees.
When: Sunday, 28 March 2021 at 12:00 UTC+10 Where: Reddacliff Place, 266 George Street, Brisbane Qld
Opposite the Treasury Casino at the top of the Queen Street Mall.
RSVP: Facebook event page
MC: Dr Peter Catt, Dean of St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane Professor Ian Lowe - Environmental scientist, past president of the Australian Conservation Foundation, Panel Leader on the People's Inquiry into the Costs and Consequences of Australia's Involvement in US led wars.
Kaye Broadbent - Refugee Action Collective
Kate Ruttiman - President of the Queensland Council of Unions
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 Muragappan family and their two children 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. Refugees are human beings driven to flee their homelands because of persecution, war, and economic and environmental collapse, especially the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, but also in Africa. Australian governments have fueled these wars but refuse to help the refugees that followed. It’s time we stopped this mistreatment of refugees and it’s time we stopped the wars that create refugees. Please join our rally and demand peace and justice for refugees.
Free the refugees
Close all the camps Permanent visas not poverty Peace not militarism
No to racism
Given the new cases of community transmission in Brisbane, please follow these COVID-safe procedures to ensure the safety of yourself and others.
Bring a face mask, hand sanitiser, water, sunscreen, and hat. Visit the RACQld stall if you need masks and hand sanitiser.
Maintain social distancing
Don't come if you feel sick, are required to self isolate, or have been in contact with COVID-19 in anyway
Make sure to register your attendance if possible.
More information Contact Mark, Refugee Action Collective, ph 0439 561 196
Visit the Australian Refugee Action Network (ARAN) Palm Sunday 2021 page; stay informed about the national Palm Sunday Action for Justice & a Fair Go for Refugees day, including actions and rallies all over the country.