Step by Step MP Meeting Guide to assist in crafting of your email

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Download a Current List of MPs and Senators here –
Politicans email and phone details Oct 21 2018

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Use Your Voice – Stop the Votes

  • Use Your Voice – Stop the Votes – Education Kit –  pdf version
  • Use Your Voice – Stop the Votes – Education Kit – download Word version
    • Sr Jane Keogh and Janet Wilson, members of Canberra RAC, have developed an advocacy kit for use with politicians and community leaders

12/9/18 – Faith leaders denounce asylum-seeker policy
Parramatta Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. has joined other faith leaders in denouncing Australia’s indefinite detention of refugees and asylum-seekers on Nauru and Manus Island.

#KidsOffNauru Petitions: Please sign and share
Refugee Council of Australia petition – Kids Off Nauru
GetUp Petition – Demand Politicians get #KidsOffNauru
ASRC Petition to evacuate Kids Off Nauru in 100 days
PLAN International – Add your name to get #kidsoffnauru
Amnesty International –
 END THE HARM AND BRING THE KIDS IN DETENTION ON NAURU TO AUSTRALIA

Coleman's Office
David Coleman’s Office 28 August 2018

David Coleman is the new Minister for Immigration.
Snap action in Coleman’s marginal seat of Banks.
The seat of Banks is currently held by a margin of 2,588 votes.

Take Action Right Now

David Colman – Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
Contact form
Electoral Office: (02) 9771 3400
PO Box 564, Revesby, NSW, 2212
Canberra: (02) 6277 4188
PO Box 6022, House of Representatives, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600

Email you senator and Local MP – Find your Senators and Local MP here 

Main Media for all States – here
Some WA TV phone numbers have changed. Google separately.  WA email list

Current Campaigns

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum, CASPA, is focusing activities on the recent cuts to basic material and case management support for people seeking asylum. The Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) includes basic income support, access to some case management, and access to torture and trauma counselling. Between the 9th and 16th of August approximately 1500 individuals and families who are seeking asylum will lose this support. An estimated 5000 more will lose this same basic support before the end of the year.
REGISTER TO BE INVOLVED IN THE NATIONAL WEEK OF PRAYER AND ACTION HERE!


Other Campaigns

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Other Petitions:

Online Petition –  Refugee Action Collective (Vic) – https://bit.ly/2wkUi1I
It’s on the official parliamentary website, meaning that it has a limited life-span
Petition Number – EN0696

Petition Reason

A recent inquest by Queensland coroner Terry Ryan has found that the death of Hamid Khazaei was preventable and was the result of “multiple errors and systemic failures” in the Australian government’s detention centres. The coroner has called for mandatory judicial investigations into all deaths that take place in such camps, considering them deaths in custody. His report also expressed the need for refugees to receive proper healthcare in countries such as Australia but acknowledges that such action would require a “fundamental revision in the broader policy framework” set out by the government.
Petition Request:

We therefore ask the House to: a) Implement an independent investigation into all deaths of refugees detained in the Manus Island and Nauru Regional Processing Centres, and b) Take heed of this report by bringing all the refugees detained on Manus Island and Nauru to Australia – https://bit.ly/2wkUi1I


Sign the CAPSA Petition regarding SRSS cuts


Refugee Action Collective Victoria Campaign

The Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) has created an online petition calling on all airlines not to deport people back to danger. With the government increasing the amount of deportations set to occur, airlines need to take a stand and show real leadership. Sign the petition to call on all airlines to do just this!


RAC Victoria – Megaphone Petition – I pledge to vote for refugee rights

Take the pledge.  “I will only give my first preference vote to a party that:

  • supports bringing the refugees detained on Manus and Nauru to Australia, and offering them permanent protection,
  • ensures people seeking asylum have access to education, employment and income support, allowing them to live with dignity,
  • ends the dangerous practice of turning boats carrying people seeking asylum back to sea.”

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CALL ON STATE GOVERNMENTS TO OFFER SUPPORT TO REFUGEES & PEOPLE SEEKING ASYLUM

Lobbying state Labor and Greens parliamentarians to follow the lead of the ACT Assembly.

You may have seen the news that the ACT Assembly passed a motion on Thursday 24 August calling on the Federal government to bring the asylum seekers and refugees here from Manus and Nauru. Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury moved the motion and Deputy Chief Minister Yvette Berry (Labor and a strong supporter of refugees) also made a good speech in favour. The Liberals leader spoke against it but then abstained on the vote.

The motion was unanimously supported by ALP and Greens parliamentarians. Key aspects of the motion include:
· Recognition that the Manus Island detention facility and the Nauru Regional Processing Centre are extremely unsafe and inappropriate places, yet over 2000 refugees – including 169 children, and that damaging, cruel and inhumane policy of offshore detention needs to end
· A call for the Federal Government to immediately remove all refugees and asylum seekers from Manus Island and Nauru and brings them to Australia for resettlement
· Declaration that the ACT Government is willing and ready to settle refugees and asylum seekers from Manus and Nauru in Canberra as part of a national program of resettlement.

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Submissions to the International Criminal Court urging them to investigate and prosecute Australia for crimes against humanity over its treatment of refugees

Summary of the five submissions
Submission by Stanford Law School’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic
Submission by English and Australian lawyers Courtenay Barklem, Tony Fisher,Professor Bill Bowring, Mary Johnson, Julian Burnside AO QC, Oliver Kidd, Alison Battisson
Submission by Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) and press release
Submission by Andrew Wilkie MP
Submission by Tracie Aylmer
Australian settlement with refugees should be considered as part of OTP inquiry into crimes against humanity

Past Campaigns

 

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