Who we are
We are a small group of citizens living on the Mornington Peninsula who are committed to promoting understanding of and respect for human rights in our municipality and beyond.
People from many backgrounds are involved. Some have an ongoing commitment to our work and regularly participate in our monthly meetings, others have limited their involvement to supporting particular projects. We maintain a database of people who wish to be kept informed about our activities. We publish an occasional online magazine called Connect.
While we value the help of people with professional knowledge and skills, we are not a professional group offering legal advice, counselling services or assistance in advocacy. All our work is done by volunteers. Our membership fees are $20 p.a.
We continue to be very grateful for the support we receive from the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and its officers.
Everyone is welcome to join us for our regular monthly meetings.
Time: 2.00pm, first Monday of the month except January.
Contact acting Secretary, Julie Pittle : firstname.lastname@example.org
Our monthly meetings are held at Seawinds Community Hub, 11a Allambie Avenue, Capel Sound (new name for Rosebud West). Allambie Avenue runs off Boneo Rd, opposite the Boneo Rd/Besgrove St intersection, and 11a is on the left just before the Eastbourne Primary School
IF YOU CAN'T COME TO OUR MEETINGS, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
(Thanks to Robyn Hughan for this topical and fresh service to refugee advocacy.)
Download the Sept 2018 version of Kevin Bain's READING GUIDE: REFUGEES,ASYLUM SEEKERS, IMMIGRATION,MULTICULTURALISM. Refugee-book-reviews-V15.pdf
Included are reviews of the following 2017 books:
- Asylum by Boat: origins of Australia's refugee policy, Claire Higgins
- Bridging Troubled Waters – Australia and asylum seekers, Tony Ward
- They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from detention, ed. Michael Green and Andrew Dao
- Refuge –Transforming a Broken Refugee System, Alexander Betts and Paul Collier
- Beautiful Balts – From Displaced Persons to New Australians, Jayne Persian
Our most recent CONNECT online magazine can be downloaded from Newsletter under Publications tab.