Over 65 people took part in a Brisbane protest for refugee rights on September 1. The protest took up the government's draconian moves to cut the small support payment that refugees on bridging visas receive. At the same time, they have been given three weeks to find alternative accommodation and employment (even though many of them are still too sick to work).
In addition, the action particularly highlighted the inadequate medical care for refugees, 50 of whom are being denied transfers to Australia for medical care. This includes three women on Nauru who need an abortion (where abortion is illegal).