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September 19, 2011

Refugee activists confront Chris Bowen

by refugeeactioncoalitionsydney

Refugee rights activists converged on Immigration Minister Chris Bowen’s office on Saturday to protest the government’s efforts to push new legislation to revive its Malaysia refugee deal and expand offshore processing. About 50 people marched through Fairfield before rallying outside Bowen’s office. Then, following a tip off, protesters crashed a press conference Chris Bowen was holding close by to take our message direct to the minister. The action received widespread media coverage–see the links below

SBS TV news

Ten news

Photo gallery from the Daily Telegraph

Sydney Morning Herald online

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