For the Record: photographs
Stand up for Refugees
A Rally on the first sitting day of the new Parliament
Tuesday 16 November 2004 in Canberra
On this page, we present twenty-four photos of the Stand up for Refugees Rally on Parliament House on November 16, 2004, the opening day of the new Parliament, elected at the 2004 election, an election which gave the neo-conservative Howard government a majority in the House of Representatives as well as in the Senate.
From the organisers came the statement: "The re-election of the Coalition Government poses an enormous challenge for refugee activists. Yet it is one we must rise to meet."
Consequently, Project SafeCom was there, because we showed we want to be counted!
24 October 2004: A Canberra Rally: Stand up for Refugees - The re-election of the Coalition Government poses an enormous challenge for refugee activists. Yet it is one we must rise to meet. A page about a rally in Canberra on Tuesday 16 November 2004, the first sitting day of the new Parliament.
13 November 2004: Refugees: ensuring renewed national attention - A massive contingent of refugee advocates, supporters and activists is expected to descend on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra this Tuesday under the theme "Stand Up for Refugees" to make their presence felt during the opening day of the new parliament and the start of a new term of the Howard government.