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Newsletter for 4 March RAR Bellingen and Nambucca

Bellingen Community Markets Saturday 21 March 
We will have a stall at the markets on Saturday 21 March at Football park.
 We need more people to volunteer even for a short period on the stall.
 You don’t need  any expertise, just a big heart, and that there will always be “experienced hands” at the stall.
Contact Mike on 6569 5419

Please come and  sign the petition to Peter Dutton, calling for the closure of Manus and Nauru.

This newsletter is stored here for archive purposes. To read complete newsletter click below

Senate Censure of the appalling treatment of  the President of the President of the Human Rights Commission

The Senate has censured Brandis for his appalling treatment of Gillian Triggs.

"Last week, Senator Brandis was subjected to heavy criticism from Australia's legal fraternity over his dealings with Professor Triggs.
The president of the Australian Bar Association, Fiona McLeod SC, said she had never seen an attack stoop to such a personal level, which appeared designed to distract from the detention inquiry. "
You can Support Gillian Triggs -  President of Human Rights Commission
Mike says it takes only a second to send your support for Gillian Trigg email
"Dear Mike,
Professor Triggs has very much appreciated your email of support for the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Please click on this link to read The Forgotten Children report.

Thank you for taking the time to show your support.  

Best wishes,

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Australian Human Rights Commission

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More of the same from Luke Hartsuyker - no response to conditions on Nauru
Mike' letter and the reply from Luke Hartsuyker are on the blog
"Yesterday I was utterly dismayed and horrified, but not at all surprised, to read  Professor David Isaacs'  and Alanna Maycock's account of their time on Nauru in December. We, the Australian people, get few insights into the disgraceful treatment meted out to asylum seekers in our name. We are deliberately kept in the dark, and for obvious political reasons. "
Extract from the article referred to 
"Each family's tent adjoins the next. There is no privacy from neighbours and less from guards, who can enter tents unannounced any time.Only tents for children under five are air-conditioned; inside many of the tents is mouldy. Tents are 30 to 120 metres from the nearest washing and toilet facilities. Toilet trips at night involve crossing dark, open land, often under the gaze of large male guards. Many children and some mothers have had bed-wetting at night rather than run the gauntlet of a night-time toilet visit."

National Rural Australians for Refugees - now has current news on their web site 

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Mike's letter and Hartsuykers response
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