MASSG Annual Lunch

The wait is over – our annual lunch is announced and tickets are on sale.  At this time of government-imposed increasing crisis for those seeking visas, we are proud to have as our guest speaker David Manne, Executive Director of Refugee Legal. David-Manne_picWhen?  Friday 6 Oct 2017, 12:30pm for 1pm start.

Where? Bridges Restaurant, 1075 Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd, Hurstbridge Vic. 3099

All proceeds go to Refugee Legal for visa assistance to asylum seekers. Find out about Refugee Legal and the current visa crises for asylum seekers here:

Tickets $30 (for a two course meal). If you wish to be seated together with friends on a table, please email your request to

Please send this message around to your friends and.. BOOK! To book online, click here – Book Now. 

If you’d rather not book online, email your request to and we’ll arrange it for you.

Bridges lunch

(Warning: last year’s lunch, with Kon Karapanagiotidis, was booked out!)

followups from our most recent event

Our 28 July event was booked out, with over 400 people attending – and inspired by speakers Julian Burnside Omar and Saad Al-Kassab, and Kobra Moradi.

Follow-ups? To share what we heard and contribute to what we did, click here.  And  here you can read the answers to questions left by audience members, the letter we sent by MASSG to all Labor parliamentarians, following up on the concern from the meeting about the current bipartisan policies – and the Labor Party’s response.

By unanimous vote, the meeting determined a letter should be sent to local and national politicians and the press condemning current policies towards asylum seekers. This has been done –  Read our letter to Jenny Macklin.

 Our thanks to our speakers, to our audience, to ELTHAMbookshop for support with 10% of sales to our fund and to everyone who brought supper.

You can help drive our appeal for funds for legal assistance by making a direct donation.



And coming up…  Wednesday 13th September – our Theatre Night – is booked out!



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