Ian Rintoul

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Ian Rintoul is an Australian political activist and Sydney resident, best known in Australia as a refugee advocate, and as spokesman for the Refugee Action Coalition Sydney (not to be confused with the Refugee Action Collective (Victoria)).[1][2][verification needed]

He was a longtime member of the International Socialist Organisation, but was one of a large portion of the membership who left in 2003 around the issue of that group's involvement in the Socialist Alliance.[3] He went on to be a founding member of the organisation Solidarity in Sydney.[citation needed]


  1. ^ cf. Press Releases on the Refugee Action Collective Website.
  2. ^ "Committed Socialist". Herald Sun. Melbourne, Australia. 25 July 2002. p. 13. 
  3. ^ "Socialist Alliance Australia: Shape of things to come". Weekly Worker (482). 29 May 2003. Retrieved 27 January 2010.