Thursday, 27 June 2013

"A new approach for Asylum Seekers"- forum in Bendigo this Saturday to find a new approach of justice and compassion

A new approach for Asylum Seekers
Central Victoria holding a forum 
to discuss refugee polices

Refugee support groups from Central Victoria 
are holding a forum in Bendigo - 
Asylum Seekers  A New Approach.

Refugee support groups from Ballarat, Bendigo, Castlemaine, Daylesford and Maryborough have been concerned with asylum seeker issues since Tampa. Despite current policies and practices they are determined to speak out for a more just and compassionate system.

Members of the public who would like to be better informed 
about present policies,
and contribute to a new approach, 
are invited to attend on 
Saturday 29 June
St Andrew’s Church Hall, 
26 Myers St. Bendigo.
Please note:
There is a bus leaving Ballarat at 8.15 am on Saturday morning.
Please book your place early.
You can email 
The program for the day starts with a morning workshop featuring experts involved in asylum seekers’ issues, followed by a light lunch and a Q & A session in the afternoon. The day will conclude with a plenary session and plans for action.

Many well-known speakers in the field have accepted the invitation to attend and lend their expertise to the day’s events.  

Julian Burnside AO will be speaking in the morning session
 and will chair the afternoon Q&A. 

Panellists include:

from the

Campaign Manager of the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre.  

Political representatives include 
Janet Rice, Greens Senate candidate
Harvey Stern from Labor For Refugees.  

Aran Mylvaganam is one of the refugee representatives.

Forum starts at 10.30 am with a lunch break at 1pm. 
The afternoon Q&A commences at 2pm, 
followed by a plenary session, 
concluding at 4.30 pm. 
Entry by donation.

For more details, 
and to submit early bird questions for the Q&A 
contact Terry 5461 5471 
or email 

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