Fremantle Council to boycott companies locking up refugees

Councillor Sam Wainwright.

Sam Wainwright, Socialist Alliance councillor on Fremantle Council, successfully moved the following motion at council's February 24 meeting:

1. Supports the Palm Sunday Walk for Refugees — March 20, 1pm St George's Cathedral;

2. Calls on the Malcolm Turnbull government to let the 267 refugees that it wants to deport stay;

3. Commits Fremantle to stop doing business with companies who are contracted to run the detention centres, such as Broadspectrum and Wilson Security; and

4. Calls for an end to the offshore mandatory detention regime and boat "turnbacks".

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