All boats were created equal..

All boats were created equal..

On the journey north, Lazy Jack and crew have passed plenty of boats, though few as big and fast-moving as the navy warships moving around near Magnetic Island. The ships are off the Queensland coast as part of the Talisman Sabre military exercises. As the press release breathlessly announces, "This will be one of the largest gatherings of military ships to visit Brisbane for a single event in more than three decades, and will include vessels from the United States, New Zealand, Canada and...

Abbot Point

Abbot Point

Early on Monday morning, Lazy Jack and crew passed Abbot Point just north of Bowen. It was still dark at first, so we saw only bright orange lights. But as we went further north and the sun rose, we saw the terminal - a huge pile of black coal by a long jetty; offshore gigantic barges waiting to be loaded. The Abbot Pt coal terminal is owned by the Indian corporation Adani, and is where the coal from Adani's controversial proposed Carmichael mine in central Queensland would be exported. As far...

Original Nation passports signing ceremony with Uncle Lyle

Original Nation passports signing ceremony with Uncle Lyle

Aboriginal people have been experiencing incarceration, prison camps and prison islands on their own land at the hands of the colonial australian government. We know what it feels like to be refugees on our own land. This is why we are extending solidarity to the refugees on Manus Island by issuing Original Nation passports as a symbol of an invitation. We are calling on all Pacific nations to recognise our sovereignty and these passports and to allow those seeking asylum to use them to travel...

Shoalwater Bay

Shoalwater Bay

On Tuesday, Lazy Jack and her crew sailed past Shoalwater Bay on the central Qld coast. It was a quiet and pleasant sail, showing no indication of what will be taking place at the Shoalwater Bay military training area over the next few weeks. The Talisman Sabre joint military exercises will occur there from July 11-24 - "a biennial, bilateral Australian and United States training activity". This will include a very different kind of flotilla to our's - the latest military media release...

Lazy Jack at Emu Park

Lazy Jack at Emu Park

If arriving by boat makes one a boat person, Captain Cook was a boat person too. Why do we uncritically celebrate some historical boat arrivals whilst criminalising others? Next year, the Australian government will spend $48.7 million commemorating the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's landing at Australia aboard the Endeavour. This will include $6.7 million to reenact the voyage up the east coast in a replica ship. The Sail 4 Justice journey retraces some of the same journey, as evidenced...

Disco Boat Highlights

Disco Boat Highlights

Sail4Justice Disco Boat in the face of Tyranny was at Brunswick Heads in the Nth Rivers. We cruised down the river in a boat covered in mirrors, reflecting inhumane policies back on the government. Thanks for lending this beauty out to us and to all the crew down at Bruns! 

Post election message

Post election message

We want to say to all the men, women and children on Manus and Nauru as well as all those imprisoned in onshore detention that we are really sorry about the election results and what that means for all of you! While both major political parties are, in our eyes, completely illegal on stolen and occupied territories, and are both complicit in deadly border regime policies - we still recognise the different severity of their racist political agendas, the real life consequences that affect you...

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