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JUSTICE FOR REFUGEES WALK

Posted in asylum seekers, city of fremantle, community, refugees, Uncategorized by freoview on March 24, 2018

 

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Fremantle people will meet at 11.30am tomorrow at Pioneer Park opposite the train station to join the Perth Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees.

The Perth march starts at 1pm from St George’s Cathedral on St George’s Terrace, so our Freo attendants will hop on a train to march with them.

Roel Loopers

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PALM SUNDAY WALK FOR REFUGEES

Posted in asylum seekers, city of fremantle, refugees by freoview on March 19, 2016

City of Fremantle Councillors, staff and the community will show their support for refugees by marching in the annual Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees this Sunday 20 March.

The group will gather at 11.30 am at Pioneer Park (opposite Fremantle Train Station) and board a train to Perth to join the main event at 1.00 pm outside St George’s Cathedral.

Fremantle councillor and refugee rights advocate Cr Sam Wainwright said the Walk For Justice aimed to shed light on the injustices refugees face when attempting to seek refuge in Australia.

“Overwhelming evidence indicates severe and systemic abuse of asylum seekers’ human rights is occurring within Australia’s immigration processing system,” Cr Wainwright said.

“We’ve seen a recent surge of concern about the conditions in Australia’s offshore detention centres in particular as a result of the impending deportation of 267 asylum seekers. A lot of this attention was focused around the fate of “Baby Asha”, who doctors in Brisbane only agreed to release on the condition she would not be returned to Nauru.

“It’s completely unacceptable to detain people like this and I’m really proud of the actions the Fremantle council has taken recently to help defend the rights and raise the profiles of these innocent people.

“We’re now calling on our famously compassionate local community to stand together to support refugee rights by attending the march with us,” Cr Wainwright said.

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PALM SUNDAY JUSTICE FOR REFUGEES

Posted in fremantle by freoview on April 10, 2014

Many Australians are deeply worried about the direction of Australia’s asylum policies and the impact this is having on people in desperate need of refugee protection.

People are also increasingly frustrated that the Government remains committed to its harsh deterrence policies, despite the incredible damage it is inflicting on innocent men, women and children.

This weekend, Palm Sunday rallies will be held in capital cities, providing an opportunity to show the public there is broad community support for policies that protect, not punish people who have asked Australia for refugee protection.

The Perth rally will be at St George’s Cathedral in Perth on Sunday April 13 at 1 pm, so hop on the train Fremantle people.

Roel Loopers

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