Petition update

Public Housing Residents in Lockdown Speak Out

Kath Larkin - Victorian Socialists

Jul 6, 2020 — 

Thank you for signing the petition 'Public Housing Lockdown: Stand with Residents'

Many of our concerns about what lock-down would be like for these residents have come true with residents struggling to access food, medicines and other necessary supplies. The reality of life under lock down described by residents is very different to the promises being made by Daniel Andrews and his government on the news. It's important we here directly from residents themselves about whats going on.

To this end the Victorian Socialists and the Campaign Against Racism & Fascism are hosting an important public forum this Tuesday night, 6pm with public housing residents in the Flemington & North Melbourne towers, who are currently enduring a hard lock-down. Please make the time to attend the forum & invite your friends. 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvf-2rrDwuHdbgdL2eL_OVjU54tDxh8sv6 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Speakers:

  • Anisa Ali. A woman of Aboriginal and Somali descent who lives in the North Melbourne towers with her mother and younger brother, Anisa has been outspoken in the media commenting on the government’s inhumane actions.
  • Hulya Selin. Mother and resident of the Flemington public housing estate. She has spoken out about the treatment of public housing tenants in the media
  • Scott Stewart. Father of two, living with his family in the Flemington public housing units. Scott is a long time refugee rights advocate and socialist.
  • Daniel Nair Dadich. Son of migrant and refugee parents and Flemington resident. Daniel is a social worker, supporting asylum seekers waiting in limbo for the Immigration Department to make a decision on their refugee claims and supporting refugees to build a new life in Australia. Daniel is the Victorian Socialists candidate for Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne. 

Victorian Socialists
http://www.victoriansocialists.org.au/


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