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Badge - Free Refugees the Close the Camps, circa 1990s Object Reg. No: HT 903

Summary:
Badge with the slogan 'Free the refugees, close the camps', it was made and used in Australia, circa 1990s. Mandatory detention legislation was first introduced in Australia in May 1992, the legislation meant that asylum seekers arriving in Australia without prior authorisation could be detained for unspecified and prolonged periods of time.
Description:
Round badge with red, blue and black text on a white background, with a gold boarder.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from Dr Moya McFadzean - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2002
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: refugees, badges, political protests, asylum seekers, detention centres
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Community Activity
Tertiary Classification: protest materials
Inscriptions: Printed: FREE / THE / REFUGEES / CLOSE / THE / CAMPS / RESISTANCE
Issued By: Resistance, Australia, circa 1990s
Place & Date Used: Australia, circa 1990s

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