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Refugees
‘The Merger’ in Townsville

Amnesty International Townsville invite you to join them at a screening of Australian comedy ‘The Merger’ on 12 December at 6:30pm. The Merger is a 2018 funny, feel-good Australian movie about the Bodgy Creek ‘Roosters’ – a failing footie club who are forced to team up with some local refugees – and end up winning […]

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Write for rights

On Sunday 9 December the Townsville Action Group will celebrate International Human Rights Day with a gala letter writing event at the Picnic Bay Lifesaving Club. This is in conjunction with Tide Cafe and their Beachside Brekkys held at the Lifesaving Club. Supporters will be invited to come along for an hour between 7:00am and […]

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Border Politics Film Screening

Film Screening Amnesty International brings you this special Q&A screening of Border Politics on Wednesday the 28th of November 6:00pm at Reading Cinemas Epping, VIC! Make sure you arrive half an hour early because the film will start at 6:15 sharp! Stick around after the film for a panel discussion and Q&A. PLEASE NOTE: Enough […]

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Rohingya children peer out from behind a fence in a rural village in Myanmar.
Crisis response Asia
Myanmar: Australia must cease support as Rohingya returns plan puts thousands at risk
15 November 2018 | 2:50 pm

Bangladesh and Myanmar authorities must immediately halt plans to send Rohingya refugees back to Rakhine State, and Australia must cease its training and support to the Myanmar military who are continuing to commit crimes against humanity today, Amnesty International has said. A first wave of organised returns could begin as soon as today (15 November), […]

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146 stuffed toys behind bars out the front of Queensland Parliament House. For each teddy there is a child under 14 behind bars in Queensland
Community is everything Australia
Overcrowding in Queensland children’s prisons becoming human rights crisis
15 November 2018 | 12:37 pm

In response to an incident at Brisbane Youth Detention Centre earlier this week, and reports of a teenage boy being held in Mount Isa Police Watchhouse for 11 days, Amnesty International Australia Indigenous Rights Adviser, Rodney Dillon, said: “These incidents were a direct result of the overcrowding in Queensland’s youth prisons, which is creeping towards […]

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Write 4 Rights
Write for rights
Write for Rights Wollongong

Fifteen years ago, a young man named Witek met a young woman named Joanna at a festival in Warsaw, Poland. Joanna had just returned from traveling through Africa, where she’d seen activists organising 24-hour marathon events to protest government’s abusing human rights. Witek invited Joanna to a meeting of his local Amnesty action group, and […]

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Close up of a W4R letter
Write for rights
Central Coast Write for Rights

Write for Rights is one of our biggest days of the year and we invite you to join us and Amnesty activists across the globe as we celebrate International Human Rights Day. This year we are defending the rights of 10 incredible women all over the world as we join their fight for justice and […]

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