I know that many people have different opinions on this issue but I thought I’d pass this on anyway:
Instead of bringing refugees picked up by an Australian Customs ship to Australia, the Government has tried for four weeks to force them to get off in Indonesia. Indonesia is not a signatory to the UN Convention and Protocol on Refugees. Its time Australia met our obligation and processed these people efficiently, rather than spending millions locking them up in various places.
This rally calls for action now to treat these people humanely and expeditiously.
The details are as follows:
5:30pm Friday 13 November 2009
Petrie Plaza, Civic (near the Merry Go Round)
Will Mudford, Unions ACT
Amanda Besnan, Greens MLA
And an Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations spokesperson