Rally at PNG Consulate! Close Manus Island

Close Manus Island! Rally at Papua-New Guinea Consulate.

When: 12 noon – 1pm, Tuesday, 12th February.
Where: Footpath outside Papua-New-Guinea Consulate, 320 Adelaide St, Brisbane (near Wharf St).

This is the day proceedings will commence in the Papua-New Guinea courts to argue that the Manus Island detention centre is illegal under PNG law.

We in RAC want to make our statement, to the PNG government, to the Australian government, and also to the lunchtime shoppers of Brisbane, that not all Australians are in support of the dirty deal pushed onto the PNG government by the Australian government, to create a place of suffering at Manus Island in return for lots of money going to the PNG government. To let them all know that we hope that the lawsuit to close Manus Island will be successful. If it is successful, in our eyes that will be a magnificant outcome.

Please, all refugee supporters, come along and join us if you can.

And a reminder about our organising meeting…

6.30pm, Wednesday, 6th February, at 2nd floor, TLC Building, 16 Peel St, South Brisbane. All refugee supporters welcome.

Further info:

Paul, ph.3392 3843, paul .
Website: www.rac-qld.org .

©2013 Refugee Action Collective, QLD | Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2 thoughts on “Rally at PNG Consulate! Close Manus Island

  1. Close Manus Island! says:

    Rally at Papua-New Guinea Consulate.
    When: 12 noon – 1pm, Tuesday, 12th February.
    Where: Footpath outside Papua-New Guinea Consulate, 320 Adelaide St, Brisbane (near Wharf St).

    This is the day proceedings will commence in the Papua-New Guinea courts to argue that the Manus Island detention centre is illegal under PNG law.

    We in RAC want to make our statement, to the PNG government, to the Australian government, and also to the lunchtime shoppers of Brisbane, that not all Australians are in support of the dirty deal pushed onto the PNG government by the Australian government, to create a place of suffering at Manus Island in return for lots of money going to the PNG government. To let them all know that we hope that the lawsuit to close Manus Island will be successful. If it is successful, in our eyes that will be a magnificant outcome.

    Please, all refugee supporters, come along and join us if you can.

    Speakers include:
    Andrew Bartlett, former senator, former visitor to Nauru offshore processing detention camp, and prominent refugee advocate.

    Further info:
    Paul, ph.3392 3843, paul@rac-qld.org .
    Website: http://www.rac-qld.org
    ©2013 Refugee Action Collective, QLD | Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  2. Pamela Curr says:

    Forwarding..

    Dear all,

    How optimistic were we, today five years ago, when Nauru was closed. See the link below – SBS Radio commemorates the closure. There
    is a transcript and podcast.

    Jack

    The day the Nauru centre was closed

    Five years ago … refugee advocates applauded an announcement that symbolised the end of the Howard Government’s Pacific Solution.

    SBS World News Australia Radio
    07 Feb 2013
    By Greg Dyett

    http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/253052/The-day-the-Nauru-centre-was-closed

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/correspondent/2279330.stm


    Pamela Curr
    Campaign Coordinator
    Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
    12 Batman st West Melbourne 3003
    ph 03 9326 6066 / 0417517075

    “AUSTRALIA. Built by boatpeople.”

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