Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) WA is organising a “Compassion Caravan” to the detention centre in Leonora, WA, where more than 30 families are being held, including more than 40 children.
Some of these families’ applications have been “frozen” by the Gillard-ALP government in a political ploy to placate xenophobic sentiment toward refugees. This not only violates international law, but also punishes the bulk of refugees coming to Australia.
To show that not all Australians agree with these policies, we will travel to Leonora to take gifts for the families being detained.
If you are interested in coming, or donating books, balls or toys for children aged up to 17, contact the Perth Activist Centre, 15/5 Aberdeen street, East Perth on 9218 9608 or 0413 976 638. If you can’t make it to Perth, call 0408 525 490 to make other arrangements. More details are available at the RRAN website www.rran.org .