- Stop Racism
- Stop the cuts to SRSS – Let them Stay
- Off-Shore Detention
- No Deportation to Danger
- Rohingya Crisis Response – Amnesty International Campaign
ARAN Petiton – JUSTICE FOR REFUGEES
Download petition and return signatures by 30 August 2018:
Petition J4R – ARAN 2018
TO THE HONOURABLE THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
This petition of the Australian Refugee Action Network, draws to the attention of the House that:
- Indefinite detention has undeniably harmed innocent people seeking asylum, both on shore and offshore,
- Refugees have the right to protection, and opportunities to rebuild their lives in a safe environment, and
- Nauru and PNG do not offer prospects for a reasonable future for people in need of protection.
We ask the House to:
- Provide permanent protection to refugees who have sought protection in Australia,
- Evacuate all offshore camps and bring all of the people detained there to safety in Australia,
- End indefinite detention,
- Ensure that determination processes are thorough, fair and timely,
- Cease the demonisation of refugees, and lead a constructive and respectful dialogue, and
- Legislate to protect the rights of refugees and people who seek asylum in Australia.
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.”
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.
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