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Justice for Refugees Rally & March

Meet at Victoria Square and walk to Parliament House.

Speakers to be confirmed.

"More courage, less fear - close the camps,bring them here"

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 governments new Fast Track Assessment process.

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 forth year on the detention islands. The US refugee deal remains uncertain, no-one has yet been offered resettlement. 

The refugee movement is shifting public opinion, a majority are now opposed to the continuing detention of refugees on Manus and Nauru. An estimated 15,000 people attended the 2016 Palm Sunday Walk for Justice. 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. Please join us from 1.30pm if you'd like to make your own placards on the day. Cardboard and markers will be supplied.

If your organisation would like to endorse the rally please email Justice for Refugees SA on

Promoted by:
South Australian Council of Churches

Endorsed by:
Adelaide Triratna Buddhist Community
Adelaide University Student Representative Council
Australian Refugee Action Network (ARAN)
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA) 
Baptist Care SA
Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum
Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide
Churches of Christ in SA/NT
Circle of Friends
Fleurieu Refugee Welcome Group
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia – District of SA and NT
Green Left Weekly
Pilgrim Uniting Church
Rural Australians for Refugees
SA Unitarians
Socialist Alliance
Socialist Alternative
Students Against Racism
The Salvation Army
The Uniting Church in SA
Welcome to Australia

Later Event: April 24
ANZAC Eve Mass and Procession