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Palm Sunday refugee rally

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“#LetThemStay & #ClosetheCamps. Join Sydney's Palm Sunday Welcome Refugees rally 1pm 20 March at Belmore Park http://thndr.me/25tIPr

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Palm Sunday refugee rally

Many thousands of people have already demonstrated and signed petitions urging PM Malcolm Turnbull to let the 267 asylum seekers from Nauru and Manus Island stay in Australia.



Just as the tragic photo of the body of three year-old Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach fuelled global sympathy for the Syrian refugees, the plight of the 267 men, women and children has become emblematic of the situation for all of the asylum seekers seeking protection in Australia.



The stand by the staff of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane to refuse to discharge baby Asha to be returned to Nauru has become a flashpoint for opposition to the cruel bipartisan policy of offshore processing. The vigils and protests and the workplace selfies on social media have shown the widespread support for baby Asha and the campaign to Let Them Stay.



The churches’ offer of sanctuary to the 267 has also shown how sweeping is the call for a humanitarian refugee policy.



This year’s Palm Sunday rallies can add to the growing community calls, not just to let those in Australia stay in Australia, but to close Manus Island, close Nauru and end mandatory detention. More and more people are saying that Australia should provide protection and a secure future in Australia.



There are also almost 30,000 people seeking asylum who have been left in limbo by the Coalition government, most of them still waiting to make their application for protection. Most are not allowed to work and funding for legal assistance to make their applications has been cut.



Under present government laws, anyone in Australia who is found to be a refugee can only be granted a temporary protection visa (TPV). A TPV is a life sentence; refugees can never be reunited with their families; they are unable even to travel, or to study without paying international student fees. Refugees need permanent protection.



The escalated warfare in the Middle East, Afghanistan and North Africa is driving more and more people to seek asylum. Australia can do much more to help these asylum seekers, and much more to help end rather than extend the wars.

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Palm Sunday rally Sydney

Sydney's Palm Sunday rally for 2016 is being organised by a broad coalition including church groups, unions, refugee rights groups and community organisations.

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