Photos from the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees 2015

It was great to see so many people turn out to the Perth Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees 2015.

We thank the photographers for allowing us to share their photos here: ZebedeeParkes.com, Kikei.net, Geoff Bice, Eira Clapton.

Sealin Garlett welcome to country

Noongar elder and UCA minister Rev Sealin Garlett gave the Welcome to Country.

Ashraf Mohammad

Afghan Hazara Ashraff Mohammad came to Australia by boat in 2011.

Ashraff now supports other asylum seekers and volunteers on the Welcome to Australia committee.

Michelle Bui

Michelle Bui from the Refugee Rights action network brought messages from those people who are detained on Manus and Nauru.

janet holmes a court

Prominent business person Janet Holmes a Court spoke about international obligations to protect refugees.

Fred Chaney

Former Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and Senior Australian of the Year Fred Chaney

Tim Winton

Multi-award winning author Tim Winton called Australia to turn back from harsh policies towards asylum seekers.

You can hear the entire Tim Winton speech here on the ABC’s Radio National website

The text of the speech is here on The Age website.

Steve Francis

Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia Synod of Western Australia Rev Steve Francis spoke of asylum seekers living in the community.

Tom Wilmot

Bishop Tom Wilmot blessed the walkers before we set off.

Chris Bedding

A big thank you to Father Chris Bedding for being our MC on the day.

 

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