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Labor for Refugees New South Wales

15 June 2022


Dear <<First Name>>


Join us for our next online meeting on Wednesday 22 June @ 6.30pm

Please use the following link to join our Zoom meeting:

A reminder email with the link will be sent to you on the day of our meeting.
The Minutes of our last meeting can be read at L4RNSWMinutes25May22


Priorities for a Labor Government

At our last meeting, members of our L4R NSW sub-committee reported on the refugee policies that it wanted Labor to implement when it formed government. 


After lengthy consultation with our 4R membership nationally, the document was finalised.   This internal document is to be used to guide us when we meet with the new Labor Ministers.

Labor for Refugees asks the new Ministers to meet with us

Two congratulatory letters were sent to the newly appointed Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Andrew Giles and the new Minister for Home Affairs Clare O'Neil.


In those letters, we asked them to meet with a delegation from L4R as soon as possible, to discuss Labor's refugee policies reflected in its own ALP Platform, so that we can establish how and when they plan to implement them.


These letters were sent to the Ministers on 2 June last.  We have yet to hear back from them.

NSW Labor Annual State Conference
15-16 October 2022

Labor for Refugees has sought support from branches for a refugee motion to be included in the NSW Platform at our October State Conference, which has a firm commitment to support refugees and people seeking asylum living in the NSW community. 


The deadline for agenda items to State Conference was originally Wednesday 13 July but has now been extended to 5pm on Wednesday 3 August 2022.

This allows branches the full month of July in which members can support our motion.  A number of Labor branches have already done so.


I therefore urge you to use the opportunity at your next branch meeting, to support our refugee motion which you can access via the link L4RmotionNSWConference2022

The Fact Sheet referred to in the Background section of our motion, produced by the Victorian Andrews Government, can be viewed at VicGovtRefugeeSevicesApr21

If the motion is supported, please ask your Branch Secretary to submit it via the NSW Labor Portal as an agenda item for the State Conference and send a copy to your SEC and to the NSW Shadow Minister for education Prue Car, Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism Stephen Kamper and Shadow Minister for Health Ryan Park.


Refugee Rally - Sunday 24 July 2022

The following plea for support for the forthcoming rally, was received by Labor for Refugees and we have endorsed this rally. 

"The end of the Coalition government after nine years is very welcome. There are immediately 19,000 refugees on Temporary Protection Visas and SHEVs who will now get permanent visas.  Priya, Nades, Kopika and Tharunicaa have returned Home to Bilo.

But there are thousands of other refugees waiting for as long as a decade who are being left behind.

The fight for refugee rights is not over until all those whose lives the Coalition tore apart gain a secure future. We need to seize on the vote for change to demand justice for all refugees—join our rally on 24 July".

Details of the rally can be accessed at 24Jul22RefugeeRally



Nizza Siano
Secretary L4R NSW










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