965 Refugee Day

The year is 2030. On behalf of the Australian people the Prime Minister apologises to refugees, now resettled in Australia and elsewhere, for the conditions they were forced to endure in offshore detention camps.


As Australians, we reflect. 

How could we allow this to happen? 

What could we have done to stop it?

David Manne

Refugee Legal

Our treatment of refugees is a crime against humanity. Similar crimes have been perpetrated before. When a group in Germany (my country of birth) protested what happened  in their country, they wrote words applicable today:

‘It is certain that today every honest person is ashamed of this government. Who among us has any concept of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil falls from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes reach the light of day?’  


Adapted from the first leaflet of  The White Rose