19th July 2019 marks six years since the “PNG solution” was announced, ensuring that people seeking asylum arriving by boat after 19 July 2013 would be denied the opportunity to settle in Australia and instead would be sent to an expanded detention facility in Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island. 

For six years, even after being recognised as refugees, people have been denied safe resettlement outside of PNG and have been languishing in offshore facilities. The disastrous and damaging effects of this prolonged removal of freedoms is well documented. 

The call of #SixYearsTooLong will be echoing across Australia as we approach this sobering anniversary. On Saturday 20 July. thousands will gather to mark this anniversary and demand the immediate safe resettlement for all refugees and people seeking asylum on Manus and Nauru. 

Will you join with us and thousands of Australians by attending a rally in your city? 

Find an event in your city below:

Capital Cities:

Adelaide
2.00pm Saturday 20 July
Parliament House, North Terrace, Adelaide 

Brisbane
2.00pm Saturday 20 July
Queens Park, corner of Elizabeth and George Street, Brisbane CBD

Canberra
1.00pm Saturday 20 July
Cnr Northbourne Avenue and London Cct, Civic

Darwin (waiting on FB event)
2.00pm Saturday 20 July
Parliament House

Hobart (waiting on FB event)
2.00pm Saturday 20 July
Parliament Gardens

Melbourne
2,00pm Saturday 20 July
State Library

Perth
11.00am Saturday 20 July
Forrest Place

Sydney
2.00pm Saturday 20 July
Sydney Town Hall

Regional events:

Ballina
7:00pm-8:00pm Friday July 19
St Mary’s Anglican Church, Norton St 

Bendigo
5.00pm Friday 19 July
Rosalind Park, View Street end

Newcastle
6.00pm Thursday 18 July
King Street, opposite Town Hall, candle-lit vigil

Nowra
10.00am Friday 19 July
Cnr Berry and Junction Street

Warrnambool
12:00pm Friday 19 July
Dan Tehan MPs Warrnambool office Kepler St.
Liturgy planned by Love Makes A Way