'No-one's rights are safe'


PERTH — On June 25, 50 people attended a rally organised by the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) for World Refugee Day, to protest the Australian government's refugee policies and legislation that would send asylum seekers who arrive in Australia to be processed offshore.

Speakers from RRAN and the Australia West Papua Association addressed the crowd on the issue of Temporary Protection Visas (TPVs) and the Australian government's treatment of West Papuan asylum seekers. Peter Wilkie from RRAN said, "if one person's rights are not safe then no-one's are safe".

Alex Salmon

From Green Left Weekly, July 5, 2006.
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