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Grandmothers greeted Daniel Webb from the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) outside the Federal Court in Melbourne on 2 Nov 2018, the day the Department of Home Affairs sought to argue that the federal court did not have jurisdiction to order that asylum seekers or refugees be brought to Australia.
The Federal Court has stymied the government’s attempt to challenge its jurisdiction to order that sick asylum seekers and refugees be brought to Australia.
“For now, desperately unwell people being mistreated by the government on Manus or Nauru can still take their case to the federal court,” HRLC director of legal advocacy Daniel Webb said.
20 – 28 October – National WEEK OF ACTION – details here
ARAN is calling for actions supporting the #KidsOffNauru campaign
20 – 28 October – on or around International Children’s Day (24 Oct)
Melbourne Rally – 27 October
In Bendigo – Human Rights groups combined to call for #KidsOffNauru
In Valla Beach – Peter, Max and Mike say #KidsOffNauru
The Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children
October 24th International Children’s Day
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Surf Coast RAR
Geoff ,Maree, Barb, Nick McKim and Lawrie in Canberra – 16 October 2018
Manning and Great Lakes RAR
Bairnsdale – in solidarity with the Canberra Convergence 16.10.18
24 Oct, 12 noon-1pm – Bendigo Rally – Outside Senator McKenzie’s office
7 Oct, 2-4pm – Sydney Rally – Kids Off, Everybody Off! Close Nauru, Close Manus
Doctors campaign for the removal of children and their families from Nauru
Paediatrics & Child Health Division President Professor Paul Colditz launches the #doctorsforasylumseekers social media campaign.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the AMSA: Australian Medical Students’ Association advocate for all asylum seeker children and their families to be transferred from Nauru to Australia.
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St Pius X made a Kids Off Nauru banner and placed it in clear view on their fence near a busy street in Melbourne’s north. See below Fr Wayne, School Principal Barbara Gomez and students. If you’d like to grab the artwork for this 3x1m sign, some A3/A4 posters or A5 flyers, they are freely available for you to download here.
We Make a Stand – 21 September – 6 November, Ballarat, Victoria is a collaboration between refugee activist Wendy Bolger and Melbourne photographer Paul Dunn. We Make a Stand, is a critical response to the Australian Government’s harsh border protection policy. Lake Wendouree foreshore becomes the site for this sculptural work. Trees are wrapped with images of people participating in refugee rallies, conveying messages which call for the dissolution of borders, and for the welcoming of refugees.
Wendy is involved in regional and national refugee advocacy activities. She has a Master of Arts from Federation University Ballarat. Paul has been documenting campaigns and public actions for refugee rights in Australia since 2003, and his work is in the National Library of Australia collection.
About thirty residents turned out for a snap action in Coleman’s marginal seat of Banks. David Coleman has been appointed the new Minister for Immigration under the Scott Morrison government. The seat of Banks is currently held by a margin of 2,588 votes.
August 2018 – Sisters of St Joseph – Lakemba, say – #KidsOffNauru
13/9/18 – Central Victorian Refugee Support Network says – #KidsOffNauru
28/8/18 Shopping Centre PopUp – Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children – Bendigo