Friday, 6 November 2009

Rally: Welcome Refugees

Welcome refugees!
No to Rudd’s Indonesian Solution!
Bring the Tamils to Australia!

12.30pm Monday 9 November
Immigration Department, Lee St (Railway Square end of Central Tunnel), City

Speakers include:
Tamil Association
Ian Rintoul (Refugee Action Coalition)
Trade Union speaker

Called by Refugee Action Coalition
Contact Ian on 0417 275 713

The bipartisan demonisation of asylum seekers has provoked feelings of deja vu among many people who thought we'd never again see Tampa-style dramas on the high seas. But as each day passes, it is becoming clear that Kevin Rudd's 'Indonesia Solution' is every bit as inhumane (and expensive) as John Howard's 'Pacific Solution'. Despite the refugee rights movement winning victories such as children out of detention and the end of Temporary Protection Visas, it's clear that we have a long way to go before Australia can claim it has humanitarian immigration and refugee policies.

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