Brisbane’s Tampa Day commemoration was shared by a
spectrum of activists. Speakers included Chaman Shah, former Nauru
detainee; Marion Le; Qld MP Karen Struthers; Dave Perry, Maritime Union
of Australia; RAC organiser Ian Rintoul; Democrats Senator Andrew
Bartlett; Juanita Wheeler, Qld. Greens; Dee Hunt, SPAN/CPCA; and Roy
Groom from Amnesty International.
The march paused at the Nepalese Peace Pagoda where Believing Women and the Multi–Faith Centre organised a gathering of prayers for peace.
At the Qld. College of Arts, Hassan Ghulam from the Hazara Ethnic Society introduced a documentary film about Nauru, followed by a BBQ at the Romero Centre in honour of Marian Le’s work.