World Refugee Day celebrations and demonstrations

This morning a whole stack of Brisbane folk converged outside the Liberal Party headquarters to protest against Howard government’s inhumane and shameful policy of mandatory detention of asylum seekers. A bunch of speakers, including Senator Bartlett and Queensland Greens refugee spokesperson Juanita Wheeler, shared their views of DIMIA’s failings, government policy and the need for…

World Refugee Day fundraiser at The Zoo

Tonight’s fundraiser at The Zoo was an incredible success with an amazing turn-out. I was so impressed. Proceeds go to Refugee Action Collective’s campaign to close Baxter Detention Centre, so it was important to get a good audience. Singer Suzie Conroy, bands Serendipity and Doch and comedian Rod Quantock entertained with all their might. We…