Nakba Rally, High Court decision on indefinite immigration detention, Unimelb for Palestine speech, book bans and the role of libraries in free access to information

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 - 7:00am to 8:30am
Poster for rally outside Cumberland City council: "Rally no to biogtry" and image of people with LGBTQIA+ flags



7.15: Tasnim Sammak, Palestinian organiser, speaking at the Nakba Rally on Wednesday 15th May, following the debate on the Victorian Labor Government’s partnership with Elbit Systems.//


7.30: Hannah Dickinson, Principal Solicitor at the ASRC, on the High Court decision on 10 May 2024 in ASF17 v Commonwealth [2024] HCA 19 unanimously dismissing the appeal brought by ASF17 seeking his release from immigration detention, and Labor’s Migration Amendment Bill.//


7.45: Dana Al-Shaer, Palestinian organiser with Unimelb for Palestine, speaking at the Free Palestine Melbourne rally on Sunday 19th May, calling out the University's complicity in Israel's genocide against Palestinians and the strength and power of students to hold these institutions to account.// 


8.00:Trish Hepworth, Deputy CEO for the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and Dr Sarah Mokrzycki, Academic in children's literature and creative writing at Victoria University, on the Cumberland city council’s ban of same-sex parenting books, its reversal, and the importance of free access to information and diverse representation.//