National Day of Protest: End Indefinite and Arbitrary Detention of Refugees
By Matt Hrkac, 05 March 2021
National Day of Protest in Melbourne against indefinite detention of asylum seekers. View full photo album.
Rally for a Fairer NDIS
By Matt Hrkac, 20 February 2021
Rally demanding for a fairer National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and specifically against mandatory Independent Assessments (IAs) which are being introduced by the Federal Government. Action called by Fairer NDIS For All. View full photo album.
Paul Healey, State Secretary of the Health and Community Services Union (HACSU)
Bill Shorten, Shadow Minister for Shadow Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Government Services.
Samantha Ratnam, Leader of the Victorian Greens.
Free All the Medevac Refugees - Feb 20 Rally
By Matt Hrkac, 20 February 2021
Rally called by the Refugee Action Collective, part of the ongoing fight to free the Medevac refugees currently being detained in Park Hotel, Carlton and elsewhere in Australia. View full photo album.
Andrew Giles, Federal MP for Scullin
Tim Read, Victorian State MP for Brunswick
United Rally: Free All Refugees! Close Every Detention Centre
By Matt Hrkac, 30 January 2021
Rally called by the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism in support of refugees currently being detained in the Park Hotel, Carlton. View full album.
Adam Bandt, Federal Leader of the Australian Greens.
Drop the Charge on Breen - Defend the Right to Protest
By Matt Hrkac, 27 January 2021
A small protest held on 27 January 2021, at the front of the Melbourne Magistrates' Court, to stand with Chris Breen of the Refugee Action Collective who is facing charges of incitement. View full album.
Chris Breen, Refugee Action Collective,
Tim Read, Victorian Greens State MP for Brunswick.
Melissa Slee, National Tertiary Education Union Victorian Division Secretary
Rally outside the Department of Premier and Cabinet
By Matt Hrkac, 13 January 2021
A rally held at the front of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, called by a coalition of various refugee rights, social justice advocacy and civil rights groups, demanding that Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speak up against the detaining of refugees in Park Hotel, Carlton. View full photo album.
Rally: Let Them Out, Let Them Stay - Free the Medevac Refugees
By Matt Hrkac, 09 January 2021
Rally called by the Refugee Action Collective, calling for the release of 60 refugees currently being detained in Park Hotel, Carlton. View full photo album.
Chris Breen of the Refugee Action Collective.
Farhad Bandesh, recently released medevac refugee.
Pip Carew, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Assistant Secretary.
Grandmothers for Refugees.
Several lines of police, including mounted units and Public Order Response Team members, form a barricade in front of protesters at the Park Hotel, Carlton.
Residents living across the road from the Park Hotel unfurl a banner supporting the plight of the refugees currently being detained.
Refugees currently being detained in the Park Hotel watch on as supporters rally on the ground below.
Samantha Ratnam, leader of the Victorian Greens
Ged Kearney, Federal MP for Cooper.
Ahmad Hakim of Refugee Voices.
Advice and tips for photographing protests
By Matt Hrkac, 13 December 2020
If you live in or near a major city, chances are protest actions and rallies around various issues are going to be a fairly common occurrence. If you're into these sorts of things and are also into photography (like, for instance, me) then you may be interested in photographing these actions when they happen.
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Stop The Cuts To JobSeeker Rally
By Matt Hrkac, 12 December 2020
Rally held in Melbourne to protest against cuts to the JobSeeker allowance. Co-organised by the Australian Unemployed Workers' Union (AUWU) and Victorian Socialists.
Jorge Jorquera, Councillor for the City of Maribyrnong (Victorian Socialists)