Booklaunch this week, rally next week
Where: Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End. When: 6pm Wednesday 17th October. Entry: $5. RSVP: 3846 3422 or email@example.com .
See Avid Reader website www.avidreader.com.au .
Jointly hosted with the Refugee Action Collective. www.rac-qld.org
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”
Please note that Tony Kevin will also make an appearance at an Afghan Hazara community event on Tuesday 16th October at 7pm.
Where: Islamic College of Brisbane, 45 Acacia Rd, Karawatha (cnr Compton Rd). Although it is a Hazara event, all members of the public are welcome. Further info: Hassan, ph.0423 907 416. This event may suit those who live in the southern suburbs.
RALLY AGAINST OFFSHORE PROCESSING
Rally in the city: 1pm, Saturday 27th October.
Where: King George Square, Brisbane.
Not Nauru, not Manus Island, not Malaysia!
Refugees are welcome. No Pacific Solution 2.0.
Deterrence won’t save lives! No deportations. End mandatory detention.
Further info: Paul, 3392 3843, firstname.lastname@example.org .