Read our Media Release – Palm Sunday 2022 Lives on the Lawn
This year, due to the current COVID situation in WA we’re not holding an in-person rally or gathering in the city. We are however planning a couple of key advocacy actions which we hope will help continue the call for justice and dignity for refugees and people seeking asylum, and we are excited to share them with you.
A Decade Gone is our Palm Sunday Justice for Refugees social media action that we would love you to take part in.
We are coming up to 10 years for some refugees and asylum seekers still seeking freedom and permanency from our detention and temporary visa limbo. What freedoms have you enjoyed for the last ten years? This action is simple:
- Find a photo of yourself from 10 years ago.
- Post the photo to your Facebook or Instagram on Sunday 10 April 2022 with the suggested wording below.
- Don’t forget to include the hashtags #ADecadeGone #JusticeforRefugeesWA
National Online Forum – 6 April
Fair Go for Refugees: Australia can do better online forum hosted by Australian Refugee Action Network.
Australia is failing refugees: what a decent approach would look like.
Wednesday 6 April, 7pm – 8.15pm AEST (5pm WST). Register HERE
Craig Foster – former Australian of the Year, former soccer player, and refugee rights advocate
Shabnam Safa – Chair National Refugee-led Advisory and Advocacy Group (NRAAG)
Asher Hirsch – Refugee Council of Australia
Dr Claire Loughnan – University of Melbourne
Abbas Nazari – author of After the Tampa (Tampa refugee 2001 and Fulbright Scholar)
Lives on the Lawn
A visual display which will take place on the lawn outside St George’s Cathedral in Perth representing the number of refugees and asylum seekers currently in detention or on temporary visas in WA. Watch out for this display on Palm Sunday, 10 April 2022.