MELBOURNE — Protesters at a lunchtime picket of the immigration department offices on November 15. The picket was organised by the Socialist Alliance to protest the towing out to sea of a boat with 14 Kurdish refugees that landed on Melville Island on November 4. "Refugees are not responsible for attacks on education, refugees are not responsible for attacks on workers rights, refugees are not responsible for the gutting of Medicare", Socialist Alliance speaker Graham Matthews told the protesters.
From Green Left Weekly, November 26, 2003.
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