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Next Meeting:
Thursday, 3 October 2019
 at 7.30pm

At the parish centre, Hampton Uniting Church, 17 Service St, Hampton
Visitors Welcome

Speaker: NIRO KANDASAMY
The Tamil Refugee Council

Niro is a final year PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne, where she is researching the long-term resettlement experiences of Tamil forced migrants. Her fields of research interest include refugees, people with a disability, and welfare service delivery. She is currently a senior research officer at the Brotherhood of St Laurence, and she teaches in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

HOW AUSTRALIA’S POLICIES TOWARDS
REFUGEES PARTICULARLY
DISADVANTAGE THE SRI LANKAN TAMILS

As well as hearing a presentation from Niro we will view a short film entitled ‘Stop the Boats – the Lie of Saving Lives at Sea.’

European journalists Nicolai Jung and Phil Miller’s film Stop the Boats – the lie of saving lives at sea — which premiered at the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival in 2017 — exposed both Australia’s brutal interception policies to stop boat arrivals of refugees and the lies that justify those policies.

The film reconstructs the ill-fated journey of the Andika that was attempting to reach New Zealand (NZ) in 2015 but forced back by the Australian armed forces. NZ’s role in this episode is murky but raises the possibility, as former NZ parliamentarian Keith Locke stated, that “the Australian navy is under instructions from the New Zealand government to intercept any such boat and send [them] back to Indonesia.”

Ali has all his own equipment. Reasonable Prices. Does a great job.

Highly recommended by Judy.

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