“Of the 222 minors who were on Nauru at its peak in 2014, only seven remain. Four have been accepted for resettlement in the United States, along with their families, leaving only three children from two families.” (SMH: 8 January 2018)

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Over 167,000 everyday Australians have joined the call to get #KidsOffNauru.

This campaign belongs to everyday people and any Australian organisation who believe we should put children first in the asylum seeker and refugee debate.


ARAN Briefing Paper for those attending the APEC Leaders Forum in Port Moresby from 12-18 November 2018

Migration Amendment (Kids Off Nauru) Bill
2nd Reading – 22 October 2018
Text of Bill
Explanatory memorandum
In essence, this Bill requires that all children on Nauru be brought to Australia for medical treatment, accompanied by their families.
It is co-sponsored by –
Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie,
Member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie
Member for Melbourne, Adam Bandt

Three state AEU branches – NSW Teachers Federation, AEU Victorian branch and the Queensland Teachers Union (QTU) will walk off the job on November 20, Universal Children’s Day, to demand the federal Coalition government gets kids and their families off Nauru.

“As teachers, the treatment of refugee children on Nauru is an anathema to our professional ethics and the care with which we support the learning and welfare of our students every day.”

The Australian Education Union and the Independent Education Union of Australia
Please sign this letter to the Scott Morrison and help get the children off Nauru.

2.30pm – 4.30pm – Tuesday, November 20, 2018 – Melbourne 
Teachers Walk off for Nauru & Manus – State Library of Victoria. Facebook event here.
If you are not a teacher – Teacher Supporter Badges – Blue print cut and fit in Badge holder and wear in solidarity with the teachers.

The campaign was initiated by World Vision Australia.
382 Endorsing Organisations as at 6/11/2018

Call Scott Morrison and David Coleman
Sick of writing to MPs? Try calling instead … Call your MP now
your senator and Local MP here Find your Senators and Local MP here

You can copy all senators email into the BCC box and address your email Dear Senator… and do the same for all  MPs, address your email to Dear Member of Parliament

  • Email or call the Prime Minister and Bill Shorten to tell them that this shameful and cruel abuse of innocent people must stop, and to bring people to safety.
    Prime Minster  Phone:  (02) 6277 7700 https://www.pm.gov.au/contact-your-pm
    Bill Shorten, Leader of the Opposition Phone: (02) 6277 4022 Email Bill.Shorten.MP@aph.gov.au
    Find contact details for your local MP here
    … consider sending your email (BCC as a group) to all MPs and Senators.
  • 4 Main Messages:

Nauru: Fact sheet (October 2018)

Media Releases:

Please share this video clip – A group of young Aussie kids have appeared in an Advertising Campaign launched today asking the Prime Minister of Australia to save young children in desperate trouble on Nauru.

Images for use in the #KidsOffNauru Campaign here
here – sample posters, postcards, letters, etc. #KidsOffNauru Campaign
Frequently Asked Questions
– #KidsOffNauru here
National RAR Open Letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison here

Unbelievable !!!   –
60% of Australians unaware refugee children detained on Nauru, poll finds

Take Action Right Now

Postcards: printable #Blue4Nauru postcards to send to Prime Minister MorrisonPeter DuttonDavid ColemanBill ShortenTanya Plibersek, or Shayne Neumann

The world’s refugee crisis is a complex problem but …

  • Locking up children is not the answer
  • Around 117 children remain on Nauru with no certainty about their future
    • Officially, the government says most are now free to move around.
    • However, they all remain effectively detained as they are trapped on an island, which is less than half the size of Melbourne airport.

#RefugeBells – Faith communities across Australia are encouraged to join the #refugebell campaign to bring #KidsOffNaru by Universal Children’s Day (November 20). Facebook Event

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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 –
MSF – Evacuate refugees and asylum seekers from Nauru



Summary of campaign

#KidsOffNauru is a sector wide campaign calling for Turnbull and Shorten to act to bring the 119 children and their families currently detained on Nauru to safety in Australia before Universal Children’s Day on November 20, 2018.

Note from World Vision re photos of children being used in this Campaign Please be reassured that these photos have been thoroughly checked and approved by both the families with informed consent given and with the Australian Council for International Development and World Vision Australia to make sure we’re truthfully representing the scenario. 

Key Dates for the Campaign

    • 19.08.18 – Campaign Media Launch & World Humanitarian Day
    • 20-24.08.18 – Parliamentary Sitting Period (2nd week – both houses)
    • 21.08.18 – 1.09.18 – Launch Social Media Activity
    • 3-6.09.18 – Pacific Island Forum on Nauru
    • 24.09.18 – First Day back at School
    • 10.10.18 – World Mental Health Day
    • 11.10.18 – International Day of the Girl Child
    • 24.10.18 – International Children’s Day
    • 20.11.18 – Universal Children’s Day 

Q. What does the #KIDSOFFNAURU campaign want? What is the solution?

A.  The Australian Parliament must act to bring every child and their family to Australia by Universal Children’s Day, on November 20. 

  • They should be either resettled in Australia or in another suitable country which welcomes them.
  • Children in detention should not be discriminated against and must be given a fair chance for survival and development.
  • All decisions taken about offshore, indefinite detention must first and foremost consider the best interest of the child.
  • This is to ensure that these children will be able to face their futures with certainty and finally start to pursue their hopes and dreams.

Whatever the solution, locking up children is not it.

Here’s an idea: 
Next time you order a coffee and they ask your name, say “Kids off Nauru” then when your coffee is ready they will call out “Kids Off Nauru” for the whole cafe to hear.

Media and Reports related to children on Nauru: here

Frequently Asked Questions

Postcards: printable versions to send to Prime Minister MorrisonPeter Dutton, David ColemanBill Shorten, Tanya Plibersek, or Shayne Neumann

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