Thursday, September 30, 2010

RRAN calls refugee rights rally 23 Oct 2010


12:30 pm Saturday October 23 @ Department of Immigration and Citizenship offices
Wellington Central - 836 Wellington St, West Perth
  • Close all detention centres
  • No offshore processing
  • No deportations

We call on the new federal parliament to introduce humane refugee policies and stop using refugees as political footballs. Please bring banners with the key messages of the gathering as well as your own messages.

Was your voice heeded on asylum seekers during this election?

Many of us are worried about the way in which successive governments have treated asylum seekers and refugees. We are tired of seeing asylum seekers used as political footballs where each side of politics scores points by proposing increasingly harsher policies.
We believe it’s time to tell our parliamentarians, “Enough is enough!”
With the entry of the Greens and independents as significant players in government, there is a chance to end this endless round of punitive policy making and to achieve humane policies for refugees. We want to encourage these new players to demand better standards from the parliament on human rights.
We want to call a halt to this race to the bottom on human rights.
The reason we are coming together on this day is to say that we want to be heard. We care about how vulnerable people are treated and we want our politicians to stop using asylum seekers as political footballs.
Enough is enough.

Organised by Refugee Rights Action Network