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Actions and Rallies:
• June 2021 World Refugees Day actions and events
Find out more on on the ARAN World Refugee Week page.
• NT: Darwin: Mass letter write-in
Tuesday 1 June 2021 6.30pm
Lucky Bat Cafe Nightcliff
• NSW: Sydney Grandmothers vigil
Tuesday 1 June 12.30-1.30pm
Sydney QVB vigil at the Queen Victoria statue
Bring your homemade placards if possible; banners will also be available.
• Vic: Geelong – Melbourne
Sunday 30 May 2.00pm
Combined Refugee Action Group (CRAG) community protest
Park Hotel Melbourne
Bring banners of support for the people locked in detention.
• Auswide: Government to rush through protection interviews
Take Action Now! Call Minister Andrews on (02) 6277 7860 and demand that she cancels this unfair and harmful decision and gives people reasonable and sufficient time to prepare their cases with legal support.
For background see:
Asylum seekers face ‘interview of their lives’ as caseload blitz launched
(The Age) 11 May 2021
Detained on Christmas Island, the Biloela Family needs your help:
Find out what more you can do.
Other Actions and Rallies
• NT: Darwin – Release the Darwin 7 Saturday rallies
End their indefinite detention!
Plus the weekly Home Affairs Protest
Every Wednesday lunchtime
Home Affairs Protests at 12.30pm
21 Lindsay St Darwin
Find out more on the Darwin Asylum Seeker Support
and Advocacy Network DASSAN Facebook page.
• Qld: Brisbane – Solidarity protest, free all the Medevac refugees
Friday 30 April 4.30pm
Permanency not poverty for those released
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
(Grey Street Entrance (opposite ABC studio)
Find out more on Facebook Events
Refugees Action Collective (RAC) Qld
• Events Calendar
Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR) events calendar
Please let us know about your rallies and actions – we will post the times and places on the RAR calendar too.
Regular vigils and actions
Please note: some regular street actions may have been suspended during the Covid-19 restriction period.
Past actions and events
ARAN’s archive of past events and meetings across Australia
Meetings, Community Awareness & Education Events
• Auswide: ARAN member groups national discussion about the
July 19 actions 8 Years Too Long actions to draw attention to situation
for those refugees still on Nauru and in PNG after 8 long years.
Tuesday 25 May at 7.30pm
On zoom: message ARAN for access details
• NSW: Sydney – Grandmothers NSW Face to Face meeting
Thursday 17 June 10.00am
Pilgrim House 264 Pitt St. Sydney.
Due to Covid restrictions, numbers will be limited.
Details to come.
• Launch of The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law
Tuesday 25 May 6.00 – 7.00pm
Register on EventBrite
• Auswide: Grandmothers online event
Wednesday 19 May 1.00pm,
Refugee advocate Graham Thom has been working for freedom for refugees and advocating for their settlement here and in New Zealand. He is particularly worried about the increasingly dire situation of the Rohingya people and will share with us these concerns. Registration is essential for this meeting:
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