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.
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.
President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
Campaign Manager of the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre.
Senator John Madigan DLP,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org