- Yesterday (5 Jan 19) a refugee was beaten up by a guard on Manus.
- The guards on Manus and Nauru have been beating up innocent refugees in the past six years, over hundred times maybe.
- On Manus & Nauru there’s nowhere for us to go when we are mistreated.
- We are standing outside the law but still subject to it.
- A human may be able to survive physical torture and prison, but he/she can never get over humiliation.
- When you beat up a refugee, you are not hurting them physically only, you’re taking their humanity and identity. Humiliation is the ultimate torture.
Remind the politicians of the urgent need
to avoid further harm and suffering for innocent people in detention
- Prime Minister
(02) 6277 7700
- Bill Shorten, Leader of the Opposition
(02) 6277 4022
- Peter Dutton, Minister for Home Affairs
(02) 6277 7860
- David Coleman, Minister for Immigration
(02) 6277 4188
- Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition
(02) 6277 4404
- Shayne Neumann, Shadow Minister for Immigration
(02) 6277 4755
- Also send a copy of your email to your local MP – find details here
- Step by Step MP Meeting Guide to assist in crafting of your email
- For lists of Federal MPs and Senators
All Australian Federal Politicans – email and phone details – Oct 2018
ALP MPs and Senators – email and phone details – Nov 2018
- Add Your Voice to Close Manus and Nauru – DASSAN Petition
- You can print petition and ask people to sign it.
- Then please express post original signed pages
- to arrive by 23 January 2019,
- to: DASSAN, PO Box 1695, Nightcliff NT 0814.
- DASSAN will submit this petition to the Australian Parliament when it next sits, scheduled for 13 February 2019.
- 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
- 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
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
- Stop Racism
- Stop the cuts to SRSS – Let them Stay
- Off-Shore Detention
- No Deportation to Danger
- Rohingya Crisis Response – Amnesty International Campaign
- Other Campaigns
- Call on state governments to support refugees
- Submissions to the International Criminal Court
- 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
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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