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Mr Chau wears a jacket and glasses, and stands in front of the ocean.
Individuals at risk Asia
Action launched for Australian prisoner of conscience, Chau Van Kham
30 October 2020 | 3:01 pm

Amnesty International Australia has today launched a new campaign for Vietnamese Australian prisoner of conscience Chau Van Kham who is serving a 12-year sentence for “terrorism” activities in Vietnam. Trang Chau said her husband is in poor health and has been denied his lawyer of choice. “In 2019, my husband decided to go to Vietnam […]

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Gender and sexuality Australia
Perth Lord Mayor’s comments reveal ignorance and bigotry
30 October 2020 | 12:36 pm

Amnesty International Australia stands with the Trans and Gender Diverse communities in Australia to condemn ignorance and bigotry as evidenced in comments made on Wednesday by Peth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas. Mr Zemplias’ comments lead to discrimination, violence and exclusion. While his subsequent apology is acknowledged, the new Mayor needs to back his words up […]

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Mr Chau wears a jacket and glasses, and stands in front of the ocean.
Write for rights Australia
Help free Vietnamese Australian Chau Van Kham

Chau Van Kham, a 71 year old Vietnamese Australian, was detained within hours of arriving in Vietnam in 2019 and sentenced to 12 years in prison for being a member of the political party, Viet Tan. Kham’s wife and children have grave concerns for his well being, especially as he suffers from several different health […]

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Refugees Australia
Sporting legends Sonny Bill Williams and Craig Foster call on the Australian Government to accept NZ’s offer to resettle refugees still stuck offshore for more than seven years
28 October 2020 | 9:44 am

Former All Black and NRL superstar, Sonny Bill Williams, and former Socceroo, Craig Foster, have joined forces to call on the Australian Government to finally accept the offer made by New Zealand in 2013 to resettle refugees stuck on Papua New Guinea and Nauru. As more than 65,000 signatures from the #GameOver campaign to get […]

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Activism
Amnesty Yack Spring Speaker – starting a new life

Join us for a Zoom talk with AdsUp Canada discussing their work helping hundreds of refugees from Nauru and Manus to settle in North America. They will also talk about how they are building a network in Canada to undertake settlement through private sponsorship.   ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84770781742

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Activism
NAIDOC Week stall

Mudgee Amnesty will have a stall at the NAIDOC Week event in support of the local Aboriginal community. We will be collecting signatures calling for the government to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14. We will also be asking the government to implement a National Plan of Action for Youth Justice.

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Activism
Country and Community – Online Panel Event

Many of Australia’s First Nation People and communities have worked tirelessly to defend their country and keep their people and community strong. We celebrate their achievements and present this opportunity to recognise all the great work being done. Indigenous speakers from across the country will present their thoughts on the meaning and value of connection […]

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