Oct.
17
10:30 am10:30

Grandmothers NSW Monthly Meeting, Level 2, 315-321 Pitt St Sydney

Grandmothers Monthly Meeting. Finance Sector Union, National Office, Level 2, 315-321 Pitt St Sydney.

Guest speaker will be a Tamil refugee, recently transferred from Manus to Port Moresby. He will talk to us via video link about his experiences as a refugee and life on Manus and Port Moresby. Following the talk, there will be a short business meeting. All welcome. This will be a great opportunity to bring your friends, family and neighbours to hear first hand the experiences of a refugee detained in an offshore detention centre. Contact Gaby: grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com

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Oct.
20
6:30 pm18:30

AGAINST OUR OATH: NSW Premiere,Ritz Cinema, Randwick with filmmaker Q & A and doctors from the film

Against Our Oath is a documentary feature film that follows the ethical conflict of doctors when the Australian government overrides their decisions for refugee patients. It’s the inside story on the hotly debated Medevac Bill.

Filmed over four years in seven countries by award winning journalist filmmaker Heather Kirkpatrick (who made Mary Meets Mohammad) the film will confront you with deep moral questions. Here is a link to the trailer and website: https://www.againstouroath.com/

NSW Premiere - Sydney Sun 20th Oct 6.30pm.
Ritz Cinema, Randwick with filmmaker Q & A and doctors from the film
https://against-our-oath-doco-syd1.eventbrite.com

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Oct.
23
6:30 pm18:30

Forum - Save Medevac, Paddington

Join us at the Save Medevac Community Action Forum to learn about how the Medevac law is saving lives right now, and what you can do to save the law. 

WHEN: Wednesday 23 October, from 6:30 - 8:30pm

WHERE: Paddington Uniting Church, 395 Oxford St. Paddington

 

RSVP

 

Speakers:

Dr Kerryn Phelps AM

Former Member for Wentworth
and one of the architects of the Medevac legislation

Sarah Dale

Director and Principal Solicitor
Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS)

MC: Reverend Graham Long AM 
Former Pastor and CEO, Wayside Chapel 

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Nov.
5
12:30 pm12:30

QVB Monthly Protest Vigil - Grandmothers are still watching......even on Melbourne Cup Day

Grandmothers NSW - Melbourne Cup Special Protest Vigil. QVB Sydney, next to the statue of Queen Victoria. Please feel free to wear a fascinator for this vigil! It's a great way of getting the attention of passers-by. We've had some great ones made and worn by Grandmothers in years gone by. If possible, please bring a home made placard, suggestions: Bring the children home to Biloela, accept the NZ offer, or keep the Medevac Bill. Great if you can make a witty placard that combines a refugee message with the Melbourne cup- come on you creative Grandmas! You could even wear a placard on your head! Contact: grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com

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Oct.
10
4:30 pm16:30

Interfaith service for refugees & asylum seekers, Pitt St Uniting Church Sydney

Thursday 10th October 4.30pm - 7.30pm Interfaith service for refugees & asylum seekers. 'Bring the Tamil family here from Christmas island'. Pitt St Uniting Church 264 Pitt St Sydney. Grandmother Gaby Judd will be talking at this event. This is a 'purple t shirt' event. For more information contact: grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com To register: http://bit.ly/2nz0MKm
Grandmothers will be at this event.

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Sep.
25
12:00 pm12:00

Sydney/Grayndler Grandmothers vigil at Norton Plaza Leichardt.

Grandmother Isobel will be very happy to sit down with you and meet and say hello, before the Vigil. Isobel suggests meeting at Adri’s Cocina for a coffee before hand at 12 noon. Adri’s Cocina is found in the Italian Forum, Norton St Leichhardt. All Grandmothers are welcome to attend and give the Sydney/Grayndler GADRC support. 'Let’s give it a go for the people seeking Asylum', Further information grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com

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Sep.
14
2:00 pm14:00

Rally for Permanent Protection for Refugees not Temporary Visas. Sydney Town Hall Square. Hosted by Justice for Refugees. Grandmothers attending in t shirts

Saturday 14th September 2pm - 4pm. Rally for Permanent Protection for Refugees not Temporary Visas. Sydney Town Hall Square. Hosted by Justice for Refugees. Grandmothers attending in t shirts. Contact: Gaby grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com

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Sep.
13
11:00 am11:00

Revesby, Rally outside Immigration Minister Coleman's Office

David Coleman's Office - mums4refugees protests continue
We need to keep up the pressure on David Coleman and others to bring the Biloela family back home to Biloela. Whilst they are still on Christmas island, there is still hope. One way of doing this is in keeping up the visible support outside Coleman's Revesby office. 22 Revesby Place. mums4refugees will maintain a presence outside David Coleman's Office for the next fortnight from tomorrow. Please join with mums for this action, wth your purple t shirt, if you have one. The days will be Mondays 11.30am, Wednesdays 11am and Fridays 11am.
Further information grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com

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Sep.
11
11:00 am11:00

Revesby, Rally outside Immigration Minister Coleman's Office

David Coleman's Office - mums4refugees protests continue
We need to keep up the pressure on David Coleman and others to bring the Biloela family back home to Biloela. Whilst they are still on Christmas island, there is still hope. One way of doing this is in keeping up the visible support outside Coleman's Revesby office. 22 Revesby Place. mums4refugees will maintain a presence outside David Coleman's Office for the next fortnight from tomorrow. Please join with mums for this action, wth your purple t shirt, if you have one. The days will be Mondays 11.30am, Wednesdays 11am and Fridays 11am.
Further information grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com

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Sep.
9
11:30 am11:30

Revesby, Rally outside Immigration Minister Coleman's Office

David Coleman's Office - mums4refugees protests continue
We need to keep up the pressure on David Coleman and others to bring the Biloela family back home to Biloela. Whilst they are still on Christmas island, there is still hope. One way of doing this is in keeping up the visible support outside Coleman's Revesby office. 22 Revesby Place. mums4refugees will maintain a presence outside David Coleman's Office for the next fortnight from tomorrow. Please join with mums for this action, wth your purple t shirt, if you have one. The days will be Mondays 11.30am, Wednesdays 11am and Fridays 11am.
Further information grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com

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Sep.
4
12:30 pm12:30

Rally for Biloela Family, Lee St Sydney, outside DIBP, near Central Station

Rally organised by Refugee Action Coalition. Tomorrow is a final legal effort to stop this family’s deportation. There has been an enormous outpouring of public support for them over the past few days following the attempt to deport them, and the disgraceful decision to send them to detention of Christmas Island. Purple shirted Grandmothers will be there. If coming by train, follow signs to Railway Square, Lee St is on the left hand side. Contact Gaby: grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com

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Sep.
3
12:30 pm12:30

Sydney City Monthly Protest Vigil - QVB not available - venue Circular Quay, MCA side, First Fleet Park

At this stage the vigil will be at Circular Quay, MCA side, First Fleet Park. The protest vigil will focus on the two children from Biloela, at this stage on Christmas Island. Additional suggestions: the three children in Melbourne detention and the Medevac Bill. Further information grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com

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Sep.
2
5:30 pm17:30

WOLLONGONG Stop the deportation of Priya, Nades and their kids” gathering

Stop the deportation of Priya, Nades and their kids” gathering planned in Wollongong tomorrow outside the Uniting Church Hall at 116 Crown Street. Organised by the Refugee Action Collective Illawarra and Maritime Union of Australia NSW. Deb will be in her purple T shirt representing GADRC NSW. For more information grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com

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Sep.
1
1:00 pm13:00

Join Mums4Refugees at Martin Place (between Phillip St & Elizabeth St) Sydney - protest inhumane treatment of Biloela Family

Purple shirted Grandmothers will join Mums4Refugees in Martin Place( between Phillip St and Elizabeth St) at 1 pm.

We need you! We need your families and friends!

We need a strong presence to send the government a message that we will not stand by the inhuman treatment of the Biloela Family.

Let’s all have an activist Father’s Day

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Aug.
21
10:00 am10:00

Normanhurst Letter Write-in

A letter write-in hosted by the Breowra Grandmothers. Cafe 38 opposite Normanhurst Station. Drop-in for whatever time you may have, stay as long as you can. All welcome. You don’t need to live in the Berowra electorate. All materials - paper, envelopes etc provided. Please email Helen so she has an idea of numbers helenesmond@optusnet.com.au

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Aug.
15
10:30 am10:30

GADRC NSW Meeting, Finance Sector Union, National Office, Level 2, 315-321 Pitt St Sydney.

Guest speakers will be Vicky Chen and Sarah Easy from the Refugee Advice and Casework Service, Sydney. Vicky is a lawyer and Sarah is completing her Practical Legal Training at RACS. Vicky and Sarah will be talking about the work of RACS and will include the stories of the clients they work with.

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Aug.
12
12:00 pm12:00

Peaceful Vigil Dept of Immigration, 26 Lee St (next to Railway Square bus stop)

Brave men and women on Temporary Protection Visas and Bridging Visas are holding a peaceful rally on MONDAY to call on the government to grant them a Safe, Permanent Home and the chance to reunite with their families. They are stepping up to lead the struggle for their own rights, despite fears of reprisals. And they're asking us to join them in support. Hosted by Justice for Refugees. Grandmothers will join this rally, with purple t shirts. Gadrc contact: Gaby. grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com

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