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May 6, 2021

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Ballina Region for Refugees are facilitating a presentation by activist Anne Moon on Wednesday, December 6. Photo supplied.

If you are interested in finding out more about Manus Island refugees and their plight Ballina Region for Refugees are facilitating a presentation by activist Anne Moon on Wednesday, December 6.

Anne will be speaking about her first hand experiences having visited Manus Island on a number of occasions. She will share some individual stories of the men – where they came from, why they fled and how they have coped.

‘Anne has spent decades as a volunteer helping various vulnerable people all over the world,’ said Gunela Astbrink, president of Ballina Region for Refugees group.

‘Anne’s focus is on the plight of the refugees on Manus Island. She has championed their cause and has been active in calling for offshore detention to stop.

‘Twelve Australians of the Year, as well as key luminaries such as Tim Costello have shown their concern. Australian medical organisations have offered free medical assistance to the refugee men on Manus Island. A solution needs to be found to bring innocent men to freedom and to be resettled in a safe country.’

Anne presentation of ‘Life on Manus’ is taking place at the Cherry Street Sports Club’s Meeting Room from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Wednesday, December 6.


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