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July 19 marks four years on Manus Island and Nauru for the refugees dumped there. There will be vigils and actions across the country.
See here for full details of actions


Dutton’s unfair protection application visa deadline
ARAN is calling for all refugee advocacy and activist groups across the nation to take action in their local communities.
Click here for suggested actions and more info.


Brisbane: Friday July 7: “Voices in the Archive”. SIEV X Exhibition and panel discussion in response to a maritime tragedy that occurred in 2001, when a dilapidated Indonesian fishing boat carrying over 400 asylum seekers sank on its way to Australia. Almost all on board drowned.
5pm-5.45pm Viewing of the SIEV X artwork in the Fryer Library, Level 4, Duhig Tower (#2) The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus Drinks and canapes served in the foyer of the Fryer Library
6pm-7.15pm Panel discussion in the Auditorium, Level 2, Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14)
With: Julian Burnside, refugee rights lawyer; Kate Durham, the artist; Adele Rice, former principal of Milpera State High School for refugee and migrant students; Prof. Gillian Whitlock, Researcher working with archives of asylum seeker letters at Fryer; Prof. Andreas Schloenhardt, School of Law, UQ, human trafficking, migration & refugee law.
RSVP by Monday 3rd July 2017 at

Sydney: Tuesday July 11, 1:00 pm Sydney Flashmob Choir. All welcome to join in. In support of U Belong Here
City Recital Hall – Angel Place, Sydney (just off Martin Place). More info on Facebook

Murwillumbah, NSW: Saturday 22nd July, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, “A Devilish Tale – The History of Harmony”, Regent Cinema, Murwillumbah
Uki Refugee Project fundraising concert. A fascinating stage performance followed by a magical musical improvisation by the area’s best musicians and a guest appearance by the Murwillumbah Philharmonic Choir. Book tickets here

Newcastle NSW: Sunday 24th July, 4:00 pm. Premiere ‘The Staging Post’. What happened after Australia ‘stopped the boats’? After the screening join director Jolyon Hoff and star of the film Muzafar Ali for a special Q&A. Royal Exchange Salon Theatre 34 Bolton St Newcastle Tickets at

Montmorency, Melbourne: July 28, 7:00 pm. Stand Up For Justice with Julian Burnside, St Francis Xavier Parish Hall, 86 Mayona Road, Montmorency. Well-known barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside will be the main speaker and a special, free event hosted by the Montmorency Asylum Seeker Support Group and Saint Francis Xavier Social Justice Group. Julian will be joined by Omar and Saad Al Kassab (Syrian refugees). The Q&A panel will also include Kobra Moradi, law student, who assists asylum seekers with such things as visa applications.

Other national events lists:

  1. RAR Events Calendar
  2. RCOA News and Events
  3. RCOA Events Calendar


Tassie Nannas knit and interact with passers-by in the Elizabeth Mall in Hobart (toward the Liverpool Street end every Friday from 11 til 1. You don’t need to be a knitter (tuition, wool and needles are available) or a nanna to join us. Further Infor:

Every Monday from 11am to Noon in Lydiard St Nth (near Catherine King’s office), Ballarat – Peaceful Demonstration

Every Wednesday – 7pm – 8pm On the steps of the Information Centre/Market Building, Moysten St, Castlemaine (Victoria). BringThemHere Weekly Vigil.

Every Thursday, Thursday – 5-6pmCrn Hunter & Auckland Sts,
NewcastleVigil against Detention of Refugee Children

Every Friday, Adelaide – 4.30pm – 6.30pm near train station, Adelaide city.. #BringThemHere Weekly Vigil.

FORTNIGHTLY on Wednesdays – 4.30pm-5.30pm – at the traffic lights, on the river side of the intersection of Kerr and River St, Ballina.
Ballina Region for Refugees – Vigil
Next vigil will be on February 8th.

First Saturday of every month – 2pm – Wheeler Place,

Weekly – 11am – varying days – Love Makes A Way SW Vic –liturgy at Dan Tehan MPs office, Warrnamboolfor more information email –

#CantStandBy 2pm 1st Saturday every month,
Choose from 147 pre-planned locations in five capital cities across the country.…/cantstandby-ending-migrant-detention…/

Monthly – 5-6pm, first Friday of every month
Hobart Honk-a-thon – Hobart locals get loud for refugee human rights
Corner Murray and Macquarie streets, Hobart
Hobart residents will join together to raise their voices and horns to highlight the Australian Federal Government’s human rights abuses towards people seeking asylum.

Monthly – 5.00pm – 5.30pm Second Friday of each month.
Bendigo Roadside Demonstrations – #CloseTheCamps, #BringThemHere
Corner of Pall Mall and View Street, Bendigo (near the Fountain)

Every Tuesday, Melbourne (Coburg) – 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children weekly vigil. Cnr. Bell St. and Sydney Rd. Coburg.

Fortnightly on Thursdays – Geelong. 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Silent Vigil, outside Myer, Lt Malop Street.

Every Friday, Nowra NSW- 10am -12 noon, Vigil outside Ann Sudmalis’ office, Berry Street, Nowra

Every Wednesday, around Australia. A nationwide phone marathon to tell politicans that Australians want a complete Amnesty for all the asylum Seekers on Manus Island and Nauru. Call or email your local MP and the Senators for your state, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.