1 year ago

When:
18 October, 2016

Location:
Graham Cornish B, 2nd Floor Union House, University of Melbourne

Organised by:
Solidarity Student Club


Speakers:
Chong Yoong Wai, volunteer with refugees in Malaysia
Julia Flaster, refugee rights activist

A significant section of the refugee rights movement including the Greens, the Refugee Council of Australia and Julian Burnside argue for a Regional Solution to the refugee crisis. This meeting will discuss why the regional solution isn't good enough – it doesn't deal with the central tenet of racism towards 'stopping boats' and the reality that only Australia can provide short and long-term protection in the region. All welcome to this discussion and debate for the refugee rights movement, featuring eyewitness reports from a UNHCR volunteer.