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Barton Revesby Human Rights events Mon, Wed & Fri ongoing

We are the human rights campaign team from Barton Action Group, a team of local GetUp members who share a passion for environmental justice, human rights, democracy and economic fairness. 

One of our concerns are avoidable deaths and suffering caused by government policies, eg the Medevac bill gives the power for two independent doctors to order the transfer of sick patients from Nauru and Manus Island to Australia for urgent medical treatment.

Before the Medevac Bill,
  • sick refugees were waiting an average of 2 years (in some cases up to 5 years) for transfer to Australia for medical treatment.
  • 12 people had died in offshore detention over the previous 5 years. Many of these deaths relate to treatable illnesses.
  • In spite of the dire risks to life, the Australian government was spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in the courts attempting to stop medical transfers.
The government is now intent on dismantling the Medevac legislation.

A Tamil family who have been welcomed by the Biloela community and lived there since 2012 with their two young daughters are now spending Christmas as the only detainees on Christmas island.

Various human rights/refugee support groups have been assembling outside Immigration Minister David Coleman’s office in Revesby every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to show support for human rights and to protest the treatment of detainees while tens of thousands of asylum seekers who arrive by plane are typically granted visas to live amongst us.   

Concerned citizens assemble between 11.00 am and 11.30 am then stay for about an hour,  It would be great if you or someone you know could also be there.

What: outside Minister Coleman's office
When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays assembling between 11.00 am and 11.30am then for about an hour
Where: 22 Revesby Place, Revesby NSW, 2212

Looking forward to your support,
Mark , Lenore and the Barton Human Rights Team

November 27, 2019
11am - 12:30pm
outside Immigration Minister's Revesby Office
22 Revesby Pl
Revesby, NSW 2212
Mark Rogers ·

Will you come?