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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...

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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...

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Messages to Manus Refugees

Messages to Manus Refugees

Many asylum seekers have languished in australian detention prisons for years, and have understandably lost hope in us. The result of the recent election is devastating for refugees on Manus, Nauru and those detained onshore. A growing number of men on Manus have attempted suicide and engaged in self-harm. Instead of showing compassion, the Federal Government responded with plans to repeal the Medevac bill, which was to provide much needed healthcare. Right now, Sail4Justice is on its way to...

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Donations to Manus Refugees

Donations to Manus Refugees

If you wish to contribute materials to go directly with us to Manus on board the flotilla of boats, we have received a list of specific requests: USB, SD cards, Hard drives Smartphones (functioning and complete with chargers and batteries) Laptops (functioning and complete with chargers and batteries) Painkillers Basic First Aid items Prescription glasses You can send these things to us in Gimuy/Cairns (contact us for address) and we will take them with us to Manus. Alternatively, you can...

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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! 

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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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The update on Kindred Spirit

The update on Kindred Spirit

As some of you are already aware, we have some sad news to announce. Due to several last minute technical issues on Kindred Spirit (like the broken rudder), we had to move her to Warrang/Sydney mostly overland. On our way, while towing the boat, we were hit by a semitrailer. It pushed the trailer with the boat into the back of our car and then out on the road. The boat ended up in the lanes next to us and was later hit by another vehicle. It was a scary and dangerous accident, but we are so...

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