Redlands 4 Refugees to host human rights forum at Redland Performing Arts Centre

RIGHTS: Pastor David Busch will be a speaker at the forum on human rights at Redland Performing Arts Centre. Photo: Supplied

RIGHTS: Pastor David Busch will be a speaker at the forum on human rights at Redland Performing Arts Centre. Photo: Supplied

A BAYSIDE group that advocates for asylum seekers will soon host a human rights forum.

The free event is being hosted at Redlands Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, April 27 from 2pm to 4.30pm.

A Redlands 4 Refugees spokesperson said founding member Pastor David Busch would be a keynote speaker at the event.

Other guest speakers included Human Rights Law Centre senior counsel Lee Carnie and Emma Phillips, a senior lawyer from Queensland Advocacy Inc.

The event is being hosted by Redlands 4 Refugees and the Human Rights Law Centre after an inaugural forum on human rights was held at Wangaratta in Victoria earlier this year.

That event was hosted by Rural Australians for Refugees and the Human Rights Law Commission.

"The intention is to take the model across Australia with local and national speakers," the spokesperson said.

"Redlands will be the second to host this event. A feature of the model is that it will facilitate audience participation.

"This discussion is especially significant during a federal election campaign."

Panellists will discuss what human rights are, the importance of the Medevac Bill, Aboriginal rights, religious freedom and refugee rights.

"It will be a very informative afternoon and will include a Q and A session seeking questions from the audience," the spokesperson said.

The event is free but bookings are required.

Redlands 4 Refugees is a church and community-based group for those who are concerned for the welfare of refugees and those seeking asylum and are interested in offering them friendship, support and care.

To register for the human rights forum, visit here.