As many from our community come from migrant backgrounds and are all too familiar with histories of persecution and fleeing, the rights of refugees to live in safety is something we are passionate about. Australia has an abhorrent track record of treatment of asylum seekers, for which it has been internationally condemned. We demand a fair, just and compassionate response to refugees seeking asylum.
The AJDS recently hosted a Forum on the ongoing cruelty of the Australian Bridging Visa Process. CLICK HERE to read about it
AJDS Pesach Haggadah
“The festival of Passover celebrates freedom and liberation. We are here today honouring a millennia long tradition which bounds us to history, culture, ritual and lore. Today we have brought our Seder table and Haggadot to Border Force. To the very offices responsible for the cruel treatment of asylum seekers whos’ only crime was to seek safety in Australia.”
Pesach seder action at border force. April 2019
Placing thousands of shoes at border force and Department of Immigration. August 2017 in Melbourne and Sydney.
Social justice sit-in at Josh Frydenberg’s office. Nov 2017.
Shabbat shut down of border force, rading Hannah Arrendt’s ‘on the banality of evil.’
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How can we work towards refugee and asylum-seeker rights while acknowledging Aboriginal sovereignty?
Shen Narayanasamy of No Business In Abuse at the AJDS 2015 annual dinner.
The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is receiving Australian donations to support private sponsorship to Canada for refugees who were detained on Manus Island and Nauru