A Conversation about Refugee Protection in the Asia-Pacific Region.
The major political parties have joined together to convince us that asylum seekers must be prevented from coming to Australia. However, they have not explained why asylum seekers attempt to come to Australia in the first place or what the consequences of Australia’s deterrence policies might be for asylum seekers and countries in the region.
At this forum Mary Anne Kenny (an Australian lawyer) will have a public conversation with lawyers involved in the Asia-Pacific Refugee Rights Network – Renuka Balasubramaniam (Malaysia), Lakshan Dias (Sri Lanka), Imran Khan Laghari (Pakistan) and Yunita Purnama (Indonesia) – about the practical ways in which refugee protection in the region can be improved.
Cost: $10 (all proceeds to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre)
Date: Tuesday 1 September 2015 | 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: State Library Victoria, Theatrette (entry off La Trobe Street), 328 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
All proceeds from this event are going to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
If you are interested in attending and would like more information about the speakers, please head to our website: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/events/all/a-conversation-about-refugee-protection