A wave of rallies and marches commemorating World Refugee Week swept across the country in the past week.
On June 20, people rallied in Melbourne, coming from across the city and regional areas.
Given the rain, organisers were happy with the turnout of 2000 people. It was the biggest protest in support of refugees for several years.
Tamil refugee Arun Mylvaganam described his experiences escaping Sri Lanka and traveling to Australia, where he spent three months in detention. He was only 13 at the time and had no family members with him.