Past Campaigns & Actions

An archive of past campaign, actions and event information originally published on the ARAN website’s campaigns and events pages.


Webinar: All in this together? The pandemic, people seeking asylum, and refugees in Australia
 Thursday, 14 May from 1.00pm – 2.00pm
A free Kaldor Centre virtual discussion with a panel of experts will bring you up to date on the impact of COVID-19 on refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. Send us your questions so we ensure we cover as many perspectives as possible in this one-hour lunchtime webinar.  Register on Eventbrite.

PhoneJam Keneally
Thursday 14 May 2020 from 11.00am

Vote No to new BorderForce laws in detention Centres
Hosted by Whistleblowers Activists and Communities AllianceFLAC-Melbourne
and Close the Camps Action Collective. More detail on Facebook Events.

4.45pm, Friday, 17 April 2020
Snap Action: Solidarity with Asylum Seekers in Brisbane Detention
Walmsley Sy, Kangaroo Point, Qld.
Facebook event

Global Refugee Struggles in the Era of Covid-19 – online forum
Tuesday 14 April 2020 at 6.30pm
Find out more on the
Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) Facebook Event page.

Make Phone Calls for Freedom
Wednesday 6 May 2020 Midday to 1.30pm
Calling key Members of Parliament asking for fairness for people seeking asylum. More information on Love Makes a Way Facebook.

Car Cavalcade: Detention Is a Covid-19 Risk, Free the Refugees!
Friday 10 April 2020 from 2.00pm. More detail on the
Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) Facebook Event page.

Palm Sunday 2020
5 April 2020

Stop the cruelty – protest at Brisbane’s detention centre
Saturday 8 February 2020 2.00 – 3.30pm

100 Sugarmill Rd. Pinkenba Qld.
FB Event here



2019 Federal Election

Palm Sunday 2019

Make Australia kind again
Detainees at a high-security detention centre in Melbourne’s north say they are concerned for the welfare of a severely mentally unwell Canadian woman who has been locked up in the facility.
The 64-year-old woman is understood to be suffering from serious mental health problems. Detainees have been told the woman has dementia, but it’s unclear whether she has been formally diagnosed by a psychiatrist.
To sign this petition go to

I Choose Humane: 
As the Federal election looms we’re sending a message to politicians that we want policies for people seeking asylum that are humane, not cruel. Sign the pledge today to show your support!
To sign this petition go to

Petition to Scott Morrison re Rajan:
Our government has kept Rajan locked up in immigration detention for almost 10 years. Now he has been diagnosed with leukaemia. Please let Rajan live in our community with the support of the many friends who care for him.
To sign this petition go to


#KidsOfNauru 2018

Stop Racism 2018

GetUp! No Business in Abuse

Close Manus and Nauru

5 Years Too Many
5th Anniversary of Offshore Detention
Monday July 16 to Sunday July 22 2018.
Find out more.

Super Saturday By-Elections
Federal By-Elections Campaign July 28  2018

Citizenship Bill
Submissions closed on April 27 2018.
Don’t miss your chance to say “NO” to proposed changes to citizenship law. The Parliamentary Committee online survey which allows you to express your view on the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Commitments for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2018 closes at 5pm on 27 April 2018 AEST.
The proposed legislation would require an eight year wait to apply for citizenship, instead of one year. The Bill also demands much higher-level English competency for citizenship.
Long waiting periods for citizenship and excessively high English competence are unjust, unfair and cruel barriers to the most vulnerable new arrivals, who have so much to contribute to Australia as citizens.
Written submissions can also be sent to Please circulate this message to community members and stakeholders.
See sample submission on the Bill here.

Palm Sunday 2018
Thousands took to the streets across Australia in 2018.
Palm Sunday rally photos 2018 and on our Facebook page.


Four Year Anniversary 2017

Rohingya Crisis Response 2017

Manus Crisis 2017
Manus crisis actions 2017.

National Day of Action
Rallies were organised for a
National Day of Action on
Sunday October 8 2018.

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