Upcoming campaign events
Kevin Rudd’s speech on Friday has motivated many people who have empathy with refugees to get active again. Sunday’s rally in King George Square drew the biggest crowd at a Brisbane refugee protest for years (400-500 people, it was impossible to count). Due to the anger and disbelief towards Labor’s new policy from many quarters the refugee rights campaign has geared up in response. There are three further events this week.
Snap action outside Kevin Rudd’s Morningside office
Note: This is not a RAC event, but is the initiative of Liam Flenady, Socialist Alliance candidate for Griffith, Kevin Rudd’s electorate.
When: Monday 22 July 9am
Where: 653 Wynnum Rd, Morningside QLD
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/154945258030240/
Let’s keep up the pressure on Kevin Rudd after a successful rally and march in Brisbane today, where hundreds took to the streets to oppose the latest policy announcement. The new ALP policy is to make sure no refugees coming to Australia by boat will be settled in Australia. Instead they will be resettled in Papua New Guinea, a country struggling with poverty and other social issues.We have an opportunity in Brisbane to take the fight literally right to Kevin Rudd’s doorstep on the first working day back after the announcement. Let’s not waste this opportunity!
More details contact Liam Flenady: 0432 619 844.
Refugee Action Collective: organising meeting
Join the campaign for refugee rights. We are always looking for more committed people to get involved. You do not need campaigning experience to play a part. All refugee supporters welcome. Obviously, the main item on this week’s agenda is our response to the new Rudd policy.
Where: 2nd floor, TLC Building, 16 Peel St, South Brisbane.
When: 6.30pm, Wednesday 24th July.
Getting there: Parking on site. Close to Cultural Centre bus station, South Brisbane railway station, South Bank City Cat.
Further info: Paul, paul, ph.3392 3843
Rally again against the government’s attack on asylum seekers
At Sunday’s rally, such was the anger against the new Labor policy, and the enthusiasm to act against it, a question we heard everywhere was “When is the next protest?” Our answer: next Saturday!
Where: King George Square, Brisbane.
When: 1pm, Saturday 27th July.
Come and raise your voice against the cruellest asylum seeker policy in living memory. Make it clear this election “race to the bottom” is utterly unacceptable.
Organised by the Refugee Action Collective, www.rac-qld.org .
Further info: Paul, paul , ph.3392 3843 OR Mark, mgillespie3, ph.3891 5385 OR Tim, mrmothy , ph.0411 829 319
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