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

Say Welcome Walk Together

Organised by ARAR following Women in Black’s Vigil for Peace (last Saturday of each month, 10.30- 11.00 am, outside the Old Court House), then Walk through Mall to Centro with signs and banners.

Event date: 
Sat, 31/10/2015 - 11:00am
Event time: 
Sat, 31/10/2015 - 11:00am

Armidale Rural Australians for Refugees

Organising meeting in the Garden Room at Kent House, 142 Faulkner Street, Armidale.

Event date: 
Wed, 21/10/2015 - 5:15pm
Event time: 
Wed, 21/10/2015 - 5:15pm

Refugee crisis: those most responsible are the least affected

Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. There are an estimated 1,400,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Tragic photos and videos of masses of asylum seekers and immigrants from the Middle East and Africa have recently shocked the world. But these ordeals have been going on for a long time.

Mercosur condemns Europe closing borders to refugees

Austria, as well as Serbia and Croatia, have joined other European countries in temporarily closing their borders.

On September 21, Croatia closed its last checkpoint for trucks on the Serbian border where thousands of refugees are waiting to cross in the hope of a better life.

Stand up for refugees rally: End detention now

Speakers include:

*David Isaacs
Nauru whistleblower and Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Westmead Children's Hospital & Sydney University
*Ian Rintoul, Refugee Action Coalition
*Abdul Hakim, Syrian refugee

Demands: * No to the Border Force Act * Close Manus, close Nauru * Raise the refugee intake * No deportations * No boat turnbacks

Endorsed by: ChilOut, NSW Greens, Labor for Refugees (NSW), Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group, Asylum Seeker Centre, Sydney Uni Postgraduate Representative Association, Refugee Action Coalition

Event date: 
Sun, 11/10/2015 - 2:00pm

People Just Like Us: Rohingya & Tamil refugees tell their stories

We are delighted to invite you to hear the personal stories of former refugees' and asylum seekers' journeys to Australia. The talk series will also feature refugee rights organisations and individuals who will talk about their work to support the rights and welfare of refugees.

This event serves as a call for unity and for positive action. We encourage Australians to welcome asylum seekers and refugees and to acknowledge the skills and energy they bring to this country.

TIME: 29 Sep (Tuesday) 6:00pm for 6:30pm start

Event date: 
Tue, 29/09/2015 - 6:00pm

Inside immigration detention on Manus Island — Part 5

Carol Hucker worked in Manus Island Detention Centre as a counsellor for International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) and as a case worker for the Salvation Army from June 2013 to July last year.

She has allowed Green Left Weeklyto publish her account so that people can become more aware of what is happening on Manus Island. She said: “It is my hope that through this brief account the men on Manus will not be forgotten.”

This is the fifth part of a multi-part series and covers November 2013 to January 2014.

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Refugee groups targets Transfield

A coalition of refugee activists, lawyers, unionists and church groups, called No Business in Abuse, has formed to apply pressure on Transfield Services, the main contractor in Australia’s offshore detention facilities.

The campaign aims to “dry up” Transfield’s opportunities for expansion by signing individuals and businesses up to a pledge not to work with businesses that profit from the detention industry.

As the lead contractor for the Australian funded detention camps on Nauru and Manus Island, Transfield has already faced a separate campaign of divestments.

Rally for refugees: Close Nauru & Manus detention today!

Rally for refugees: Close Nauru & Manus detention today!

(Tourist Info booth) Murray Street Mall - Perth CBD

Organised by the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) WA

Event date: 
Sun, 11/10/2015 - 1:00pm
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