Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) WA is a grass-roots activist and advocacy group based in Perth (Boorloo) and Fremantle (Walyalup).
RRAN acknowledges that the sovereignty of the land we work on was never ceded and that there is a strong connection between the campaigns for refugee rights and justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We aim to increase media and community awareness of refugee and asylum seeker rights and issues, fight for a just refugee policy and for Australia to meet its international obligations. We endeavour to amplify the voices of people with lived experience. Some members provide practical support to people held in immigration detention in Australia and offshore. This includes facilitating access to communications, and connecting people to legal and social support.
RRAN’s current priorities are:
● End mandatory and indefinite detention, and offshore processing
● Abolish the ‘fast-track’ refugee assessment process and temporary visas, and reinstate permanent protection visas
● Allow people seeking asylum access to income support, and full work/study rights
● Cease boat turn backs
● Prevent deportations of people seeking asylum back to danger
● Support other campaigns in our region (such as those led by asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia) through social media
RRAN engages in various activities including street protests, direct actions and responses, community outreach such as forums, stalls, letter writing, petitioning, media campaigns, artistic performances, literary events and exhibitions.
RRAN collaborates with various other refugee support organisations and liaises with equivalent activist groups in other states to hold national actions and campaigns. Our campaigning is also closely linked to opposing racism and xenophobia and to other human rights campaigns.
As a not-for-profit informal group, RRAN is totally dependent on volunteers. If you would like to get involved or support RRAN’s activities, please contact:
Perth – firstname.lastname@example.org FB rran.org. Fremantle email@example.com FB RRANfremantle
RRAN MeetingsRRAN WA and Fremantle RRAN meet the first Monday of the month at 6.30pm at the Boorloo Activist Centre, U15/5 Aberdeen Street, Perth (just north of the McIver Train Station or online via Jitsi. For more details, send us a message via our Contact RRAN WA page, or call/text us on 0412 860 168. Contact Fremantle RRAN