Refugee Action Coalition

6,099 supporters

Refugee Action Coalition Sydney (RAC) was established in 1999 to campaign for the rights of refugees trying to seek asylum in Australia. We are an open grassroots coalition from a broad section of the community. RAC focuses on grassroots organising; distribution of information; educational forums; speakers; lobbying and organising demonstrations, rallies, marches and other actions.

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Petitioning Malcolm Turnbull

Sack Peter Dutton, End the lies about refugees, Release the Manus Good Friday CCTV footage

Peter Dutton must be sacked. His lie aimed at smearing refugees on Manus Island has been exposed. Last Thursday he claimed that refugees had led a five-year-old boy into the detention centre, implying the boy had been sexually assaulted, and that this had sparked the attack where navy officers fired on the centre. The story has been completely discredited. Dutton has been contradicted by PNG Defence Force chief of staff Raymond Numa and Manus district police chief David Yapu, who has said there was an unrelated incident two weeks earlier where there was no suggestion there had been a sexual assault. Dutton claims he has facts about the incident but has refused to provide any evidence or release the CCTV footage of the Good Friday event. We demand: ·  Dutton’s sacking as Immigration Minister ·  The release of CCTV footage of the Good Friday incident on Manus Island to prove what really happened ·  That the government close the Manus detention centre, evacuate the refugees and asylum seekers and bring all the refugees and asylum seekers to Australia #BringThem Here Petition endorsed by: Mums 4 Refugees, Teachers for Refugees, Doctors for refugees, Grandmothers against detention of refugee children NSW, Labor for Refugees NSW, National Tertiary Education Union NSW, People Just Like Us, Hunter Asyluim Seeker Advocacy. Background http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/ridiculous-peter-dutton-contradicted-for-third-time-over-manus-island-brawl-explanation-20170423-gvqy3c.html http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/png-officials-refugees-dispute-peter-duttons-account-of-manus-island-violence-20170421-gvpdu4.html

Refugee Action Coalition
6,099 supporters