Join the RRAN contingent
Sunday 29-03-2015, 1.00 PM
St. Georges Cathedral forecourt
38 St Georges Terrace, Perth
The regime for refugees who arrive by boat has been getting even worse since the Federal Election in 2013, if you can believe it.
The legislation that was passed in December 2014 by threatening to keep children in detention indefinitely has created a framework that is completely inconsistent with any aspiration to respect human rights, international law and common human compassion.
Australia is becoming a significant human rights abuser, with the International Criminal Court now commencing an investigation and all international human rights bodies condemning Australian policy.
In spite of this bipartisan support for the basic policy framework seems a solid as ever. This includes,
- Indefinite mandatory detention without charge or trial
- Offshore processing that has resulted in staff murdering and maiming men Manus and sexually assaulting children on Nauru
- For those sent offshore, no realistic prospect of ever finding any permanent solution even when found to be a refugee
This is only the tip of the iceberg of cruel, insidious and vindictive policies and practices that pervade refugee policy and law. Increasingly we are seeing that approach leech across into other areas of public policy.
If we are to see any change it is up to us to force that change.
It is up to us, we the ordinary people in the community who think that the lives and welfare of refugees, or anyone else, should not be subservient to the political interests of our political leaders.
Justice denied to one is a threat to justice for all.
Be a part of this growing community movement for justice for refugees. Join us on Palm Sunday and help create a better Australia that respects human rights, international conventions and rejects the sort of hateful and cruel politics on offer by both the major political parties.
RRAN MeetingsRRAN WA is currently meeting on Mondays from 6.30pm at the Activist Centre, U15/5 Aberdeen Street, Perth (just north of the McIver Train Station). For more details, send us a message via our Contact RRAN WA page, or call/text us on 0417 904 329. Fremantle RRAN meets at 6pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month at The Federal Hotel, 23 William St Fremantle. Contact Fremantle RRAN