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Refugees Pacific
Asylum seekers in PNG need safety following reports of more attacks
22 April 2021 | 2:50 pm

Amnesty International Australia is calling once again for the Australian Government to fulfill its duty of care obligations to asylum seekers left stranded on Papua New Guinea and get them to safety, following reports of yet another attack by gang members in Port Moresby. The attackers, allegedly carrying pistols and shotguns, targeted approximately 15 asylum […]

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Community is everything
In My Blood it Runs Film Screening

The film ‘In My Blood It Runs’ tells the story of ten-year-old Dujuan, struggling at school and in trouble with the police but with a strong link to his grandmother’s country and a gift for healing. Since making the film Dujuan has gone on to address the UN. His story reflects the problem of growing […]

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Demonstrators from Amnesty International hold placards outside the Bang Kwang Central Prison to protest against the death penalty in Bangkok, Thailand, June 19, 2018.
Human Rights Global
Death penalty 2020: Despite Covid-19, some countries ruthlessly pursued death sentences and executions
21 April 2021 | 4:20 pm

The unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic were not enough to deter 18 countries from carrying out executions in 2020, Amnesty International said today in its annual global review of the death penalty. While there was an overall trend of decline, some countries pursued or even increased the number of executions carried out, indicating a […]

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Mudgee Afternoon Tea & Letters

Letter-writing is the mainstay of Amnesty’s work across the globe because it is still effective. Join others over afternoon tea and write some letters to address injustices. Smartphones and other devices are useful however pen and paper will be available. Join us any time between 4:30 and 6:30 pm. This event is in a private […]

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yellow cupcakes with Amnesty Candles
Human Rights
AIA’s 60th Anniversary

The story of Amnesty International began in 1961, when two Portuguese students were jailed just for raising a toast to freedom. In response, a British lawyer named Peter Benenson penned the article The Forgotten Prisoners, for the UK’s Observer newspaper. In the article, he voiced that the global trend of imprisoning, torturing or executing people […]

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A woman wears a rainbow flower crown and performs the peace sign.
LGBTQIA+ Ally Training

The event is a 2 hour online training seminar for Amnesty International WA’s Group Convenors and activist leaders. The training (led by 2 of Amnesty’s LGBTQIA+ activists) focuses on how activists can be allies to the LGBTQIA+ Community. The event will be broken up into two 55 min sessions allowing for a ten minute break […]

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Freedom of expression, association and assembly
World Press Freedom Movie Night

The Griffith University action group will be holding a movie night event for World Press Freedom Day. They will be showing a movie based on a true story that shows the importance of reporters and why it is important that they share the truth. Food and drinks provided.

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Human Rights Australia
#StrandedAussies at risk of becoming #ForgottenAussies if the government doesn’t act on UN Committee recommendation
16 April 2021 | 1:46 pm

Amnesty International Australia has welcomed the UN Human Rights Committee’s ruling that the Australian government must “facilitate and ensure” the prompt return of two Australian men who argued their country has breached international law by preventing their return home because of “arbitrary caps on airline travel”.  The men are just two of more than 34,500 […]

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