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May 222015

Article submitted by: Joel Stevenson. 

Local Carindale residents are invited to get involved in defending and protecting human rights both at home and around the world this month, with the launch of the Amnesty International Australia Carindale Group.

Headed by Group Organiser, Joel Stevenson, the Carindale Group will hold regular information nights and organise local group events, such as film and trivia nights, concerts and rallies, all in an effort to defend human rights.

“I’ve always been passionate about human rights issues, and with recent events such as the executions in Indonesia, I have decided to take a more active role in defending and protecting human rights, not only globally, but at a local level as well,” said Joel.

“There are many problems right now in Australia, which need to be addressed, such as the misinformation and poor policies surrounding asylum seekers, and the gross misrepresentation of Indigenous People within our prison systems.

“I am looking forward to working with like minded members of my community to help raise awareness about the many human rights abuses which are committed daily, and to be a part of creating a better world where organisations such as Amnesty International are no longer a necessity.”

The Carindale Group will be holding an information evening at the Carindale Library on Monday 29 June, from 6:30pm, followed by a social gathering at the Carindale Hotel. This event will enable members of the community to find out more about the work that Amnesty International Australia does, and learn how they can be a part of working towards a better world. RSVPs are required, for further information please contact Joel at

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