With Thatchwork City, Phil Monsour and Steve Towson. Funds will help pay fines from port blockade in 2009. $15. Bohemia Bar, 27 Caxton St, Paddington. Ph Brad 0413 280 006.
The forum will discuss the current situation of refugees and people seeking asylum, and the role of community members to get on the #RightTrack, in a constructive and solutions-focused way. #RightTrack is a grassroots, community owned and led national movement, resourced by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Lourdes Hill College, 86 Hawthorn Rd, Hawthorn
Forum and Q&A with: Julian Burnside (barrister & human rights/refugee advocate); Barri Phatarford (Doctors For Refugees); Peter Catt (chair of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce); Bruce Haigh (former Australian diplomat in Sri Lanka); Pan Jordan (Qld Coordinator of Pax Christi International Christian Peace Movement)
All Hallows' School, 547 Ann St, Brisbane.
Organised by Keep Refugees Safe.
Where: Theatrette, ground floor, Brisbane City Council Library, Brisbane Square (top of Queen St Mall)
Presenting Robin de Crespigny, author of "The People Smuggler", the story of Ali Jenabi, the Oskar Schindler of Asia. The book deals decisively with the argument that "people smugglers are the scum of the earth".
Introductory meeting for new members and people thinking of getting involved
Socilaist Alliance office, Albion Peace Centre, 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor (under Albion overpass, near Albion station)
Wear red and black to this rally against the Adani mega mine.
199 Gympie Rd Strathpine
Department of Immigration and Border Protection. 299 Adelaide Street, City.
Using overwhelming brute force to board and tow back boats packed with desperate asylum seekers takes Tony Abbott's anti-refugee deterrence policy to a new low.
It is both inhumane and highly dangerous. In 2001, three asylum seekers drowned trying to reach land after the Howard government towed back their boat and beached it off Rote Island. The same could happen again but Abbott couldn't care less, so long as his precious border is not breached.
Activists information session to find out how we can Change the Rules by working together.
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Grey St, South Brisbane
Lock the Gate planning and training day to ensure everyone is skilled up with a clear plan for the next few months.
Benarrawa Community Development Association House, 79 Waratah Ave, Graceville
Organised by Lock the Gate Brisbane