Palm Sunday rallies call for closure of Australia's detention centres

Thousands of people have rallied around the country demanding the closure of Australia's detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru.

The 'welcome refugees' rallies coincided with Palm Sunday, and were organised by several church and refugee rights groups.

Protesters say those in offshore detention are being ignored after Immigration Minister Peter Dutton called for white South African farmers to be fast-tracked through Australia's refugee program.

Published 25 March 2018 at 11:11pm