Let them stay: Settlement not refugee bashing

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).

No more torture. Shut down offshore detention camps.
Dutton, Turnbull: Didn't your mum teach to be kind to those less fortunate?
Annabelle Behan, Abortion rights activist
Close Nauru
Frederika Steen
Free the refugees action
Kamala Emanuel, Mad F*cking Witch
Mark Gillespie, Refugee Action Collective
Refugees are welcome
Ros McLennan, Queensland Council of Unions
Seeking asylum is a human right