Friday, 14 June 2013

Film screening: "No Advantage"

We are hosting a film screening and discussion evening on Friday, 21 June at the People’s Cinema. 

On June 13, parliament passed the Immigration Amendment Bill into law - just in time for World Refugee Day on June 20. The new law allows the mass detention of groups of asylum seekers, should they ever manage to arrive in here. 

The changes bring New Zealand in line with Australia’s much condemned mandatory offshore detention regime. On top of that, earlier this year John Key signed an agreement with Julia Gillard to take 150 asylum seekers off Australia, further reducing New Zealand’s already small annual quota of 750 UN refugees and making New Zealand complicit in Australia’s human rights violations. 

In order to show what mass detention looks like, we will screen the documentary “No Advantage: Inside Australia’s Offshore Processing Centres”, which exposes the conditions inside the detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island. 

When: Friday, June 21, 2013, 6:30pm
Where: People’s Cinema, 57 Manners St, Wellington City
Entry by Koha.
Links: The People's Cinema

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