Refugee Action CollectiveSaturday, 22 July 2023 - 2:00pm
State Library, Swanston St, Naarm (Melbourne)Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong Boon Wurrung Country
On 19 July 2013, Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that no asylum-seeker arriving by boat would ever be resettled in Australia.
Ten years later, refugees are still paying the price of this cruel decision. Some are still trapped in PNG, others on Nauru.
14,000 are marooned in Indonesia, banned from coming to Australia through the UNHCR.
Those brought to Australia for medical treatment, like the Medevac refugees, are stuck on six-month bridging visas, with no future in sight.
Labor has continued the tough on borders rhetoric and the Coalition's Operation Sovereign Borders.
The result is damage to innocent people, all at a huge financial cost.
We say this cruelty must stop. Labor must stop pandering to the Murdoch media and Hanson supporters and provide permanent visas for the victims of Australian border bullying.
Join us to say, 10 years is too long - permanent visas for all now.
For more information, ring Lucy on 0404 728 104.
Photo by Matt Hrkac.