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Australia: Anti-Detention March

Sunday June 19, Noon
Rally at Hyde Park fountain
March to the Department of Immigration office, near Central Station.

Howard and Vanstone are under pressure from Petro Georgiou's Private Member's Bills. Liberal backbencher Judi Moylan has told Howard that his policy is "unethical"! The parade of blunders and negligent behaviour by the Department has let to real pressure and hope that the whole cruel and inhumane immigration detention system will be dismantled. Help add to the pressure on the government by coming to World Refugee Day.

We demand an end to mandatory detention, an end to deportations, permanent protection for all refugees and a Royal Commission into the whole damn lot.

Speakers:
-- George Newhouse - lawyer for Vivian Alvarez
-- Phil Glendenning - Edmund Rice Centre, co-author
of report "Deported to Danger"
-- Dr Louise Newman - director, NSW Institute of Psychiatry;
member of the Professional Alliance for the Health of Asylum
Seekers and their Children
-- Shahin Shafaei - Iranian Refugee
-- Senator Kerry Nettle - The Greens
-- Tanya Plibersek - Labor
-- Arthur Chesterfield-Evans - Democrats

www.racnsw.org

You can help end mandatory detention from your desk right now:

Email, phone or fax Liberal and Labor backbenchers and urge them to support Petro's Private Member's Bills.

Goto:

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/members/mi-elctr.asp

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/senators/index.htm

ENDS


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