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Labor for Refugees New South Wales

20 March 2019


Dear <<First Name>> 




L4R will meet next Wednesday 27 March at 6pm in the Boardroom on Level 36, State Chambers, 52 Martin Place Sydney (entrance from Phillip St).

If you experience an access problem when you arrive, please call me on my mobile 0404 532 249.

The minutes of our February meeting  are available at

You will see from reading our minutes, some of the activities we are planning after Labor wins, to ensure that the Party implements all the refugee policies that Conference delegates adopted at the last two ALP National Conferences.

Medevac Bill

The latest on this is PM Morrison's announcement about the re-opening of Christmas Island.  This is his way of trying to ensure that those people on Manus Island and Nauru, deemed to be very ill by the medical profession, don't ever make it to our Australian hospitals.  It is also his Government's way of undermining the intention of the Medevac Bill.

Fact check: the government says Australians will lose out on hospital beds if refugees are brought here for treatment. Is that correct?' ABC News, 15 March 2019  


This government will go to any lengths, to create an atmosphere of fear and distrust towards innocent refugees and people seeking asylum.  Do not fall for this trickery and fear-mongering which PM Morrison and Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton, are talking up in the lead up to the May Federal election.  In Bill Shorten's words "Scott Morrison is running a baseless and shrill scare campaign - spreading baseless lies about Labor's strong position on border protection. He is encouraging the people smugglers to restart the boats and should be ashamed of himself".


Palm Sunday Rally

Labor for Refugees has endorsed the Palm Sunday Rally which will take place on Sunday 14 April at 2pm at Belmore Park around the slogans "Say yes to refugees, Bring Them Here, Yes to peace, justice, unity".  Please join us behind our Labor for Refugees banner.


I hope to see you at our meeting next Wednesday evening and in the meantime, happy electioneering in NSW and let's hope by next week, the Coalition will no longer be in power and we can form a new Labor Government.



Nizza Siano
Secretary L4R NSW

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