refugee rights


Darwin and Northern Territory residents will have a rare opportunity to see first-hand an exhibition of more than 100 works of art from asylum seekers detained in Australia’s immigration detention centres and facilities.

Local curator Vikki Riley, who has worked with the artists from Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and Sri Lanka, said today the 12-day exhibition at the Supreme Court of Darwin afforded art lovers as well as supporters of those in detention a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the stunning selection of high quality art works.

Event date: 
Thu, 09/08/2012 - 9:00am - Fri, 24/08/2012 - 5:00pm
Event time: 
Sun, 12/08/2012 - 9:00am

Wollongong Welcomes Refugees: rally and march

Its time to #CloseTheCamps and #BringThemHere!

The horrific treatment and villification of refugees by Australian authorities has gone on too long. Boat turnbacks and deaths in processing camps must end.

To coincide with Refugee Week, a rally and march is being held through Wollongong to show support for people seeking asylum in Australia, to call for the closing of all the camps, and to let the government know that Wollongong welcomes refugees!

So come join us at Crown Street Mall to say it loud and say it clear: refugees are welcome here!

Event date: 
Sat, 25/06/2016 - 10:30am

Refugee Action Collective

The Refugee Action Collective Illawarra meets on the first Monday of the month at the Wollongong Library Theatrette at 5.30pm. Everyone welcome. Visit

Event date: 
Mon, 04/07/2016 - 5:30pm

Moreland says NO to Racism rally succeeds in peaceful rally against racism

In Coburg on May 28 about 400-500 people rallied peacefully in opposition to the federal government policies that promote racism towards Aborigines, refugees and Muslims. This was despite the rain.

Rally participants included the young and the old, people with children, church groups, interfaith groups, refugees, Muslims and First Nations people.

Chasing Asylum doco an intense depiction of Australian-created 'Hell on Earth'

Chasing Asylum
Directed by Eva Orner
Selected cinemas

Chasing Asylum is a new documentary that shows the Nauru and Manus Island detention centres for the “Hell on Earth” and “human dumping grounds” they are.

Talks show refugees are people just like us

Iranian refugee Majid Rabet could not hold back his tears as he recounted the details of the suicide of his best friend, an Iraqi refugee, in Villawood Detention Centre.

“I was the first person who went in the bathroom and saw he hanged himself. I lifted him upwards to keep him alive, but he was already dead,” Majid said.

Close Manus, Close Nauru, Bring them Here!

Rally & March for Refugees
Parliament House Adelaide

Event date: 
Sat, 25/06/2016 - 12:30pm
Event time: 
Sat, 25/06/2016 - 12:30pm
0435 934 199

Refugee Action Network (SA) Meeting

31 May at 18:00
The Box Factory, 59 Regent Street South, Adelaide

We want you to join us in building a democratic, inclusive and broad group to organise ongoing grassroots political action around refugee rights.
All community members, unions, political groups, religious organisations and individuals who support refugee rights are encouraged to take part.

Event date: 
Tue, 31/05/2016 - 6:30pm
Event time: 
Tue, 31/05/2016 - 6:30pm

Moreland anti-racism rally attracts huge support

A rally on Saturday May 28 in Moreland in the inner north of Melbourne has been attracting support from organisations keen to show their opposition to racism.

About 55 groups, including unions, community and faith-based groups, community radio and political parties have signed on to the rally initiated by Socialist Alliance Councillor in Moreland Sue Bolton.

The rally's focus is around four key points: Stop the forced closure of Aboriginal communities; Treaty now; Let the refugees in — Close Manus and Nauru; and No to Islamophobia.

Peter Dutton: minister for contradicting himself

The odious Peter Dutton, minister for torturing refugees, has plumbed new depths in responding to a Greens proposal to increase Australia's refugee intake from 13,750 to 50,000.

"They won't be numerate or literate in their own language, let alone English," Dutton said. "These people would be taking Australian jobs, there's no question about that.

"For many of them that would be unemployed, they would languish in unemployment queues and on Medicare and the rest of it so there would be huge cost and there's no sense in sugar-coating that, that's the scenario."

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