The plight of people who have tried to seek asylum in Australia but have ended up detained on Nauru and Manus Island is once again being highlighted on July 19 outside Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore.
Welcoming refugees and asylum seekers into your home and giving them a chance at a new beginning can be rewarding for everyone and Refugee Welcome Australia is creating opportunities for you to get involved.
The Ballina Region for Refugees group have been actively supporting refugees though their homestay program and they will be sharing this experience with other refugee groups at this years Rural Australians for Refugees conference in April.
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.
Supporting refugees in detention and those living in the community Dangerously Poetic Press will be doing a benefit evening in Mullumbimby on Saturday, 4 March.
Refugee activist and long-time local Jane Healy, told the Palm Sunday rally at Lennox head yesterday that conditions in Australia’s detention centres were much worse than was reported in the media.
Meg Pickup, Ballina. A vigil for refugees will be held in Ballina this Sunday. Come and put a human face to the experiences of displaced people seeking asylum in Australia and express concern at the inhumane treatment meted out by the Abbott government.