Pam Sunday Rally for Refugees - Brisbane

Pam Sunday Rally for Refugees - Brisbane

Where
Post Office Square
270 Queens St
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia
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When
April 05, 2020 at 1pm - 3pm

JUSTICE FOR REFUGEES
PEACE NOT WAR
BRING THEM HERE

MC: The Very Rev'd Dr Peter Catt

Speakers include:
* Father Gerry Hefferan (eyewitness of conditions in Port Moresby)
* Rebecca Leeks (Doctors for Refugees)

Part of a National Day of Action
Followed by a march

The repeal of the Medevac Bill shows that the government is determined to continue its cruelty towards refugees. There are still 460 refugees and asylum seekers in PNG and Nauru. With the US deal close to exhausted, those remaining have few hopes of resettlement. After over six years their situation is increasingly desperate. Those in PNG have been moved into the community where they are not safe and are being forced into poverty.

There are now over 1200 people from Nauru and Manus who have been transferred to Australia. Many of them are in detention and being denied medical care. At least 79 refugees are being detained in a hotel in Brisbane, some for nine months or more.

Meanwhile the government supports the wars that create refugees. In January HMAS Toowoomba was deployed to the Persian Gulf as part of a US led alliance against Iran. Also in January the US military assassinated the Iranian General Soleimani and threatened to bomb 52 sites inside of Iran if Iran retailiated.

It's time to stop the military madness that creates refugees and to welcome refugees when they flee.

Please join us this Palm Sunday as we say:

CLOSE MANUS ISLAND. CLOSE NAURU.
NO TO THE WARS THAT CREATE REFUGEES.

 

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