Sunday 19th July marks 7 years of detention of refugees who have been held hostage by the Australian government. It’s 7 years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that people seeking asylum, arriving by boat, will never be settled in Australia and would be processed offshore. Since then refugees and asylum seekers have been held on Manus and Nauru in horrendous conditions.
We are invited to light a candle and take 7 minutes of silence, at 7pm (AEST)in our own homes or backyards. See the Event post hosted by Sara Cowdell and Mostafa Azimitabar. Contact Abi Benham-Bannon, 0429 194 161, if you have any questions.