Nauru Files Public Action: Students for Refugees in Perth
18 August, 2016
44-46 Outram St, West Perth WA 6005, Australia
Students for Refugees
On Wednesday August 10 The Guardian Australia published more than 2,000 leaked incident reports from Australia’s detention centre on Nauru. The reports—2,116 in number, of which more than half involve children—detail a catalogue of assaults, sexual abuse, self-harm attempts, child abuse and effects stemming from squalid living conditions.
In response, refugee advocates from a coalition of grassroots organisations are planning to hold actions all over Australia. These actions will be peaceful and legal. They will also be brief so you can attend before work hours.
STUDENTS FOR REFUGEES will be running an action.
~~THURSDAY 18th AUGUST
~~ 8:15am- approx. 9am.
~~ Outside the office of Minister for Women and Assistant Minister for Border Protection, Sen Michaelia Cash.
At each action we will post large, coloured paper dolls to draw attention to and as a symbol of each person who has suffered from abuse and trauma as detailed in the recently leaked Nauru reports. Each paper doll will be accompanied by a note explaining the symbol and the reason we are taking action. Help us out by printing your own paper doll on coloured A3 paper (http://lovemakesaway.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/A3-Human-Cutout.pdf) and bringing it to stick up on the day.
We want to send a message to the Government and Opposition that the abuse, assault and conditions detailed in the Nauru reports must end, and that they must take responsibility for their poor decisions and the culture of secrecy that has been created around immigration detention.
Most of all, we want to see Australia’s offshore detention camps shut down immediately.
To see this action happening around the country, check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1775000689379675/