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2022 Walk for Justice & Freedom for Refugees

2022 Walk for Justice & Freedom for Refugees

10 Apr 2022
2.00pm
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End Detention, Permanent Visas, Safe and Secure Futures

State Library

Corner of Swanston and La Trobe Streets, Melbourne VIC

Music from 1.30pm, Speakers at 2pm
 
End Detention, Permanent Visas, Safe and Secure Futures
 
At Uniting we face injustice head on. We stand up for what is right and true with confidence and strength. We believe the world is made a better place through action. Support the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice and Freedom for Refugees, and stand up for justice, decency and compassion.
 
 
Australia’s treatment of refugees continues to be cruel and unjust.
According to the Refugee Advocacy Network:  
  • Around 30,000 people have been on Bridging visas for many years in the community, with uncertain futures, and a significant number of these people, including families face destitution. The government has withdrawn income and housing support for most of these vulnerable people, who have difficulty getting full time employment, having been denied the right to work for many years. Our Government is still not offering permanent protection to the children and their families being brought here from Nauru in 2018– so their uncertainty continues.
  • Hundreds of people remain in detention across Australia, including the 18 Medevac refugees still held in the Park Hotel in Carlton
  • Thousands of people are stuck on limbo on Temporary visas and SHEV visas – even though they are refugees and should have been permanently resettled here years ago. Children of refugees have grown up here, but still do not have a secure future.
 
Unable to make the Palm Sunday Walk?

Fair Go for Refugees: Australia can do better online forum

Australia is failing refugees: what a decent approach would look like
Learn more about this online forum (including speakers) and register here to show your support.
 
Time: 7pm to 8.15pm
Date: Wednesday 6 April 2022
 
 
Help to promote it by sharing the Facebook event through your social media network
 
For more information email [email protected]

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