Eleven courageous refugee women are walking from Melbourne to Canberra. They are raising their voices and want 'justice, protection, study and work rights for all'.
In spite of Anthony Albanese promising on election night that "no one would be left behind", there are a staggering 12,000 people still living in limbo, rejected as refugees by the flawed "fast track" system.
ALP policy says this "fast track" system is flawed and that they will "abolish" it, but so far they have failed to act.
Refugees brought to Australia from Nauru and Papua New Guinea too have been left behind and also face uncertainty. They are totally excluded from ever settling in Australia permanently.
There are also about 80 refugees living in very precarious conditions in PNG. They too are totally excluded from ever settling in Australia.
It's time Anthony Albanese lived up to his election night commitment and gave all these refugees permanent protection.
Please join this solidarity protest with the 'Refugee Women's Walk for Freedom'.