When: Sunday 9th April, 2pm
Where: Victoria Square, Adelaide (maching to Parliament House)
"More courage, less fear - close the camps,bring them here"
Over 30,000 refugees are living on Bridging Visas in our community with their futures in limbo. They are only eligible for Temporary Protecion Visas. Many families are separated by the harsh system, and people despair of ever being reunited. Many fear being deported to danger under the governments new Fast Track Assessment process.
Detention on Manus Island was declared illegal in April last year, but people are still being held there. Refugees trapped on Manus and Nauru are approaching their forth year on the detention islands. The US refugee deal remains uncertain, no-one has yet been offered resettlement.
The refugee movement is shifting public opinion, a majority are now opposed to the continuing detention of refugees on Manus and Nauru. An estimated 15,000 people attended the 2016 Palm Sunday Walk for Justice. We want the 2017 gathering to be bigger still. Let's try and make this year the end of offshore processing. Bring your family, friends, and workmates, bring banner and signs. Please join us from 1.30pm if you'd like to make your own placards on the day. Cardboard and markers will be supplied.