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Australian Tamils to rally in Parramatta TODAY

April 22, 2009

An initiative organised overnight will see several hundred Australian Tamils rally from 12.30PM onwards in Parramatta urging Ms Julie Owens to take the concerns of her constituents to the Australian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister.

Ms Owens is the Member for Parramatta, which is home to one of the largest Australian Tamil populations in Sydney.

Despite two of the six hunger strikers from last week residing in her constituency, Ms Owens had not attended nor contacted them to discuss their concerns.

Several constituents have met with Ms Owens over the last year. However, they feel she can do more to push the Rudd government. “I have family in the conflict zone,” said Anu Prakash. “Yesterday more than 2000 Tamil civilians were killed by Sri Lankan bombing. I don’t even know if my family is dead, alive or injured,” she added.

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