|Issue No 60||30 June 2000|
Letters to the Editor
Rally for Refugees
I was hoping that Workers Online would advertise a demonstration that is going to occur outside the Department of Immigration at 477 Pitt Street Sydney on the 24th August,2000 at 4.30pm. It's been timed to coincide with a similar rally in Melbourne on the 26th. The rally has been called to express outrage at the current government's treatment of refugees, their racist stereotyping of them as disease-ridden criminals, and the human rights abuses that are a daily occurence in detention centres such as Villawood and Port Hedland.
The demands of the rally are:
Freedom for the refugees
Funding for settlement, not for detention
Full citizenship rights, not temporary visas
An end to racist scapegoating
The rally is being organised by the Refugee Action Coalition, a group of trade unionists, students, families of the detained, former detainees and anti-racism activists.
Any word that you can spread would be fantastic. This is an important issue for trade unionists to take up.
School of Industrial Relations
UNSW Sydney 2052
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