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Senator Rhiannon to speak at the counter 'Reclaim Australia' protest - Sydney

WHAT: The anti-Islamic organisation ‘Reclaim Australia' is holding a series of rallies this weekend all around Australia. 

Peaceful counter rallies have been organised for those who oppose racism, bigotry, xenophobia and Islamophobia.

Senator Rhiannon will be speaking at the Sydney counter rally: No to Racism, No to Fascism, No to Islamophobia.

FB event:

WHEN: 10am Sunday 19 July

WHERE: Martin Place, between Macquarie and Phillip st

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Adjournment Speech: South Sudanese community

I recently met members of the South Sudanese community living in Sydney. It was a most informative meeting. We discussed the challenges members of this community face and I heard of a range of practical measures that would make such a difference to their lives. Members of this community have largely arrived in this country since the mid-1990s through Australia's humanitarian program. Most have settled in Victoria and New South Wales. The total number of South Sudanese living in New South Wales is approximately 6,000 with about 5,000 living in Sydney.

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Art brings hope to detention centre fear

Blog post by Senator Lee Rhiannon

If you are in Sydney today and have not yet seen the Fear+Hope Refugee Art Exhibition, I hope you can get to the Mori Gallery.  The show, an initiative of the Refugee Art Project, closes at 5pm today.

The Gallery is at 168 Day Street, Sydney, just around the corner from Bathurst Street and about five minutes from Town Hall Station and entry is free.

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