Dear friends and refugee supporters,
Please find below the details of next Wednesday’s booklaunch of Tony Kevin’s “Reluctant Rescuers”, about the truth of asylum seeker deaths at sea. Please invite all associated with you, and help spread the word. A flier is attached. I hope to see you there.
Refugee Action Collective
Ph. 3392 3843
Booklaunch: Tony Kevin’s Reluctant Rescuers
Where: Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End. When: 6pm Wednesday 17th October.
Harsh measures directed at deterring asylum seekers are meant to “save lives at sea”, but do our politicians (and the border protection system they have created) really care about people drowning at sea? Tony Kevin, author of Reluctant Rescuers, says serious questions need to be asked about Australia’s response to boats in distress.
Tony Kevin is a former Australian ambassador whose courageous questions in 2002 influenced a Senate inquiry to delve into the sinking of the SIEV-X. He later wrote the prizewinning investigative book A Certain Maritime Incident: the sinking of the SIEV-X.