14 August 2015

Rally alert

What: rally to show support for Yeronga State High School student Mojgan Shamaslipoor, her teachers and the school community and express opposition to the forced transfer of Brisbane high school students to a detention centre in Darwin

When: 4:30pm to 6pm, Friday, 14 August

Where: Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Queensland Teachers’ Union members, concerned community members, and parents and students from Yeronga State High School will be holding a rally to bring attention to the forced removal of state schools students from Brisbane – the students have been seeking asylum in Australia.

QTU members are calling on Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne and Federal Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton to immediately return to Brisbane a group of students who have recently been removed to detention from Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation, where they were living while studying at state schools in Brisbane. The group includes Yeronga SHS student Mojgan Shamaslipoor, who was detained with only a few months left to go before completing her Year 12 studies.

Speakers will include:

  • Students, QTU Union Representative Jessica Walker and P&C Vice-President Neil Davidson from Yeronga SHS
  • Andrew Bartlett representing Australian Greens Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters
  • Mojgan Shamaslipoor’s husband Milad Jafari
  • QTU President Kevin Bates.

For more information, contact Kevin Bates, QTU President, ph (07) 3512 9000, (mob) 0418 789 162, or QTU Deputy General Secretary Barry Welch (mob) 0408 194 385.