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Palm Sunday rallies 2019

Every year on Palm Sunday, people from Australia gather together in public places to demonstrate their support for the just and humane treatment of refugees. In this election year, and after years of punitive asylum policies, it is more important than ever to show that Australians care.

For more (and with thanks to) the Australian Refugee Action Network

Friday 12 April

  • Bowral: 5.30-6.30pm, Justice for Refugees Vigil
    Corbett Plaza, Bowral
    Facebook event here

Sunday 14 April

  • Adelaide: 2pm. I CHOOSE HUMANE.
    Victoria Square, Adelaide
    Facebook event here
  • Alice Springs: 9am, Safe Harbour Community Art Launch
    John Flynn Uniting Church, Safe Harbour art launch
    Facebook event here
  • Armidale: 11am. Walk for Justice for Refugees.
    11am Meet at Central Park.
    11.30am Walk to Armidale Mall.
    Return to Central Park for Speakers
  • Lennox Head: 11am. Ballina Region for Refugees Palm Sunday Rally
    Foreshore at Lennox Head near the bus stop and across the road from the shops at The guest speaker is Dr Gabrielle Rose from the Refugee Medical Evacuation Support Group.
  • Bendigo: 12 Noon Justice for Refugees Vigil
    Meeting at 12 noon at
    St Andrew’s UCA, St Paul’s Cathedral, Sacred Heart Cathedral, St Killian’s,
    or at the Poppet Head in Rosalind Park,
    and walking to the Bendigo Library Gardens.
    Facebook event here
  • Brisbane: 2-4pm. Palm Sunday Rally for Peace and Refugees
    Speakers Corner, outside Parliament House, Corner of George and Alice Streets, Brisbane.
    Facebook event here
  • Cairns: 10am. Walk For Justice For Refugees – People Just Like us 

    Cairns Western Events Lawn

    Cairns Esplanade

  • Canberra: 1pm. Enough is Enough: Palm Sunday 2019 Rally for Refugees
    Garema Place, Canberra
    Facebook event here
  • Forster: 11am. Justice for Refugees rally
    Forster Main Baths then a walk via footpaths across the bridge to Tuncurry to the park for a 30 minute where a silent vigil will take place.
    Facebook event here
    For more information:http://www.greatlakesrar.org/contact-us/
  • Hobart: 2-4pm. Refugee Rights on Palm Sunday
    Parliament Lawns, Hobart
    Facebook event here
  • Launceston: 12.30pm-2.30pm. Walk for Refugee Justice 
    BYO picnic in Princes Square from 12.30pm.
    The Walk starts at 2pm sharp, making its way from Princes Square via the Brisbane St Mall to City Park.
    A simple celebration will take place in City Park from approx. 2.30pm.
    Wet weather arrangements: 2pm in Milton Hall, 13 Frederick Street,
    over the road from Princes Square.
  • Newcastle: 12-2pm. Newcastle Says Yes To Refugees Palm Sunday
    Foreshore Park near Tramshed.
    Facebook event here
  • Perth: 1-3pm. Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees 2019 
    St George’s Cathedral
    Facebook event here
  • Sydney: 2-4pm. Say Yes to Refugees
    Belmore Park, 191 Hay St, Haymarket, NSW.
    Facebook event here
  • Townsville: 4-6pm. Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees
    The Strand, Townsville
    Meet at the Rockpool and walk to the Gregory St Amphitheatre
    Facebook event  here
  • Whyalla: 2:30-3:30pm. Compassion and Justice for Refugees
    Corner of Hincks Avenue and Nicolson Avenue, Whyalla
  • Wollongong: 12.30pm – 2.30pm.
    Wollongong Palm Sunday rally for refugees!
    Wollongong Town Hall
    Facebook event here
  • Yass: 2pm. Stand with Us on Palm Sunday
    Riverbank Park, (at the Gazebo, near the poplars), Yass, NSW
    Facebook event here

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