Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees Perth 2017

Start: Sunday, April 09, 2017 1:00 PM

End: Sunday, April 09, 2017 3:00 PM


The 2017 Perth Walk For Justice For Refugees will be on Sunday April 9 at 1pm, commencing at St George's Cathedral.

Detention on Manus Island was declared illegal in April last year, but people are still being held there. Refugees trapped on Manus and Nauru are approaching their fourth year on the detention islands. The US refugee deal remains uncertain, no-one has yet been offered resettlement. The humane thing to do is to #BringThemHere.

Also, over 30,000 refugees are living on Bridging Visas in our community with their futures in limbo. They are only eligible for Temporary Protecion Visas. Many families are separated by the harsh system, and people despair of ever being reunited. Many fear being deported to danger under the government's new Fast Track Assessment process.

The refugee movement is shifting public opinion, a majority are now opposed to the continuing detention of refugees on Manus and Nauru. Thousands of people have continued to turn up to the Palm Sunday events in cities across Australia. We want the 2017 gathering to be bigger still. Let's try and make this year the end of offshore processing. Bring your family, friends, and workmates, bring banner and signs.

Bring a palm frond or banner and join with community organisations and faith groups in a peaceful walk through the streets of Perth to say we can do better for those seeking safety and refuge in Australia.

For more info call Geoff Bice on 9260 9800