Category Archives: Justice

International Women’s Day – March 8

While International Women’s Day is often seen as a day to celebrate women, and their achievements, it is important not to lose sight of the political edge that this day has always had. The earliest Women’s Day observance was held … Continue reading

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midsumma celebration

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Supporting Refugees at home and away

From the Welcome to Australia website: We believe Australians are a welcoming, generous and compassionate people. On Saturday, October 31 you’re invited to #SayWelcome in cities and towns across the nation. We believe an Australia where prejudice is unpopular and … Continue reading

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This Sunday

A service to mark the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel When: 10.00am, Sunday 20 September Where: Sophia’s Spring, an ecofeminist community of the Uniting Church in Australia CERES Learning Centre (enter via Lee Street), Brunswick East . Guest … Continue reading

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Request to sign petition re Syrian Refugees

The team from Campaign for Australian Aid  are urgently seeking support for a petition to ask the Prime Minister to be generous in offering Syrian refugees safe haven here, in Australia.  Below is the email they have forwarded to their … Continue reading

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Protest treatment of Refugees

One year of Operation Sovereign Borders is one year too long. Join the protest to STOP THE WAR ON REFUGEES 2pm October 11 (tomorrow) State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne Speakers include: Ged Kearney – president Australian Council … Continue reading

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World Refugee Day – June 20

for more information about refugees, World Refugee Day or Refugee Week and for ideas of ways you can help make a difference: http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/ http://www.refugeeweek.org.au/events/vic.php http://www.un.org/en/events/refugeeday/ http://www.asylumseekerprograms.org.au/ http://www.chilout.org/ http://rac-vic.org/ http://www.welcometoaustralia.org.au/ http://www.unitingjustice.org.au/refugees-and-asylum-seekers/information-and-action-resources/item/952-refugee-week-resource-2014 World Refugee Day March The World Refugee Day March in … Continue reading

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Sorry Day

The theme for 2014 is ‘SORRY. Still Living on Borrowed Time! National Sorry Day is a very significant day for Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and particularly for Stolen Generations survivors. The idea of holding a ‘Sorry Day’ … Continue reading

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Fair Trade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight started last Saturday, May 3rd and runs until Sunday May 18th. This is an annual, nationwide celebration of all things Fairtrade and the difference that choosing fair trade makes for millions of farmers and workers in developing countries. … Continue reading

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Justice for Refugees Walk

Palm Sunday saw many gather to protest the Government’s asylum seeker policies. Despite the low number reported in the media, the general consensus seems to be that those attending numbered about 10,000. Organisers of the walk, Refugee Advocacy Network posted … Continue reading

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