Manus is Illegal, Nauru is in crisis
The Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has declared detention on Manus is illegal, that asylum seekers and refugees have had their human rights trampled on and that they must be set free. The court decision cannot be appealed. Nauru like Manus remains a hell-hole without permanent resettlement, where two people recently set themselves on fire in despair.
Offshore processing must end
This should be a watershed moment to end offshore processing. However the Coalition is using refugees as scapegoats in its election campaign and refusing to bring those on Manus or Nauru to Australia. Tragically Labor is not putting pressure on the Coalition over this issue because it continues to support the cruelty of offshore processing.
Here’s what we’re doing about it
We need to step up the public pressure. There is no other practical or humane solution than to bring asylum seekers and refugees from Manus and Nauru to Australia. Public opinion is shifting, and we are asking for your help to keep shifting it.
The Refugee Action Collective wants to put up large posters all over Melbourne saying Close Manus, Close Nauru, BRING THEM HERE, that will advertise the Bring Them Here rally on Sat June 18 at 1pm State Library corner of Swanston & La Trobe Sts Melbourne. This World Refugee Day rally will take place two weeks before the Federal Election. The posters and rally will help put pressure on politicians to '#Bring Them Here'.
We need your support
We need $3000 to put BRING THEM HERE posters up all over Melbourne.
Poster size will be 1.0 x 1.4 metres. They will be put up in inner and outer suburban Melbourne. Posters will be up for two weeks.
Whilst we are asking for your money, your time is even more valuable. If you can, please get involved with the Refugee Action Collective we meet every Monday 6.30pm at AMNF House 540 Elizabeth St Melbourne (just north of the VIC Markets). Or alternatively sign up here to get refugee campaign updates and and information about upcoming rallies, forums and snap actions: http://rac-vic.org/subscribe/