Unionists for Refugees plan for 2019

“Refugees are Union Business”.

Unionists for Refugees are a sub-group of Canberra’s Refugee Action Committee, acting on the principles of “solidarity across borders”, social justice and our common humanity. Vintage Reds joined a recent planning meeting for the Palm Sunday rally.

Popular feeling about refugees is starting to break free from the effects of cynical political fearmongering, especially because of concerns for the hundreds of men, women and children kept in Australian detention camps offshore, with no hope for a future.

Let’s make 2019 a big year for change. Enough is enough. All refugees off Manus and Nauru.

Refugee rally in Garema Place

Stand Up for Refugees: There is a Better Way


  Photo by Jeffery Chan, Canberra Times, shows Canberra Interfaith Forum vice-chairman Harry Oppermann, RAC organiser John Minns, UnionsACT Sec. Alex White, former Save the Children worker & Nauru whistle-blower Tobias Gunn, & Australian Muslim Voice president Diana Abdel Rahman.

Canberrans turned out in large numbers on Sunday to the rally organised by the Refugee Action Committee.

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