Release detained refugees and give them permanent protection

October 30 rally in Brisbane. Photo: Alex Bainbridge

Regular actions are being organised to demand the federal government frees almost 120 refugees detained at Kangaroo Point.

These refugees, along with others detained at the Mantra Hotel in Melbourne and those still on Nauru and Manus Island, should all be offered immediate and permanent protection in Australia.

Unions for Refugees held an action outside the Kangaroo Point prison on November 4.

Refugee Action Collective held an action outside Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton’s electorate office on November 5.

A faith vigil was held on November 8 and Community Solidarity Days — “Longer Tables, not Higher Fences” — are also being held: the next is on November 15.

Regular updates can be found on the Refugee Solidarity Brisbane/Meanjin Facebook page.

Politics in the Pub Far North Queensland in conjunction with Green Left will be hosting an online (and in person) forum on November 19 on the topic “Refugee Rights: Which way forward?


October 30 march for refugees in Brisbane. Photo: Alex Bainbridge