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Actions and Rallies:

• National: Palm Sunday organising meeting
Tuesday 19 January 2021 5:00pm AEST
Online via Zoom.
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• #Time For A Home #Free the Refugees
(January 2021)

A campaign for the release of refugees from detention and for their safe resettlement. Here is a list of actions you can be part of that are coming up soon:

• Vic: Melbourne – Rally outside the Park hotel
Saturday 13 February 2.00pm State Library
Walk from the Library to 701 Swanston St. where the Medevac men are held.
More info. on Facebook events

Qld: Brisbane Protest – Free the Refugees Now!
Friday 15 January 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Kangaroo Point Central Hotel & Apartments
721 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
More information on FaceBook Events

• Vic: Melbourne – Park Hotel Action
Saturday 9 January 2021 2.00pm State Library
The Refugee Action Collective is organising an action focused on those refugees now held in the Park Hotel in Carlton – after 6 years on Manus Island and over 12 months at the Mantra Hotel in Preston. More detail including endorsement of the action on Facebook Events.

• Qld: Brisbane – Protest; Free the Refugees Now!
Friday 8 January 5.00pm to 6.00pm
Kangaroo Point Central Hotel & Apartments
721 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
More on Facebook Events

• NSW: Newcastle – Grandmothers Vigils
Thursday 7 January 2021 5.00pm – 6.00pm
All Newcastle vigils are held outside Newcastle City Hall


Find out what other actions you can take to support the #TimeForAHome campaign.

Other Actions and Rallies

• Email the PM, Treasurer and Community Services Minister for Xmas
21 – 24 December 2020
Ask the Treasurer, PM and Minister Ruston (Community Services) to provide basic safety net income to people who are seeking asylum in Australia – they deserve justice and to live with dignity while their claims for refugee status are determined. Each of these politicians could decide today to provide this safety net. Ask them to do it now: email

• A fresh chance for our Biloela family
20 December 2020
The beautiful Biloela family are facing their third Christmas in detention.
Please  call Australia’s new Immigration Minister Alex Hawke
on (02) 6277 7770
to politely encourage him to pick up his pen and bring them home to Biloela for Christmas.

• Refugee Rights 10 Days of Action
Starts Wednesday 2 December
Find out more on the AI website 10 Days of Action page
Also see Day 2 – launch.

NSW: Wollongong Crown Street Mall (2020)
Indefinite Sleep Out for the release of people in Indefinite detention
Now over 450 nights long thanks to NSW Grandmothers, Doctors4Refugees and other supporters.

Follow the Sleep Out on Facebook
(November 2020 Update)

• Mobile phones for people in detention
Please mail wiped, unlocked, functioning smart phones to
Centre for Asylum seekers, Refugees And Detainees (CARAD) WA.
PO Box 8547 Perth WA 6849.

• Online: Character Test Bill (visa cancellation powers)
The Migration Amendment (Strengthening Character Test) Bill 2019 broadens the grounds on which a person can be found to fail the character test through introducing a category of ‘designated offences’. If passed, it would extend the Minister’s power even further to cancel a person’s visa, leading to deportation, or where that is not possible, to indefinite detention.
Here’s what you can do right now.

• Online: Give Them a Future! A campaign for permanent protection for refugees.
Many Australians are deeply concerned that there are people, about 30,000 in total, who sought safety in Australia between six and eight years ago, whom the federal government has called the ‘legacy caseload’ and imposed exceptional legal restrictions on their eligibility for protection visas. Find out more.

• Refugee Advice and Casework Service Australia fundraiser
Zaki Haidari is taking on the challenge of running 500km by 31 December – that’s 100km for every year of  his temporary protection visa. His aim is to raise $5,000 to help RACS (Refugee Advice and Casework Service Australia) provide free legal services to
people seeking asylum.
“When I was 17, I escaped the Taliban and fled Afghanistan. When I finally arrived in Australia, I was exhausted, had no money, didn’t speak much English and had no understanding of the complex legal process of how to ask for protection.
“Thankfully, I found RACS who supported me through the long and difficult process before I was finally granted a five year temporary protection visa. Without the help of my lawyer, Isobel, I don’t know if I would be here now.
Help ensure people seeking asylum have a lawyer by their side.

• Online: #Refugeesrise Emergency Appeal
Asia Pacific Network of Refugees (APNOR) fundraiser on GoFundMe.

• Covid-19 Crisis
As the Covid-19 crisis continues it is affecting refugees & people seeking asylum.
Here’s what you can do to help them.

• Support for all during coronavirus crisis
Add your name and call on the Government to extend income support for all people on temporary visas. Sign the GetUp petition.

• Events Calendar
Rural Australians for Refugees events calendar
Please let us know about your rallies and actions – we will post the times and places here.

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Vigils and regular actions

Regular events you can attend in your part of the world:
New South Wales
South Australia
WA Qld and Territories.

Please note: some regular street actions may have been suspended during the Covid-19 restriction period.

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Past actions and events

ARAN’s archive of past events across Australia
Includes: 7 Years Too Long, July  2020.

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Meetings, Community Awareness & Education Events

• ACT Canberra – RAC Annual Planning Meeting
Saturday 30 January  12.00pm – 3.00pm
15 Blackall St. Barton

• Online: Global conference celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Thursday 21 January 2021
Two events:

1. The Rohingya refugee crisis: Reflections from the region
3.00pm – 4.30pm AEDT
More information and registration on EventBrite
2. ‘Re-examining displacement in the context of disasters and climate change: A Pacific perspective.
4:45pm – 6.15pm AEDT
More information and registration on EventBrite
The conference is a partnership between UNHCR and the Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network (GAIN). Hosted by the Kaldor Centre.

• National: Palm Sunday organising meeting
Tuesday 19 January 2021 5:00pm AEST
Online via Zoom.
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Community awareness and community education events are listed on the RAR calendar which can be searched on date, location (state) and key words.

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