Write your letter to Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews

Write your letter to Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews

Today marks eight years of Australian Government policy. A policy that determines that any person seeking safety who arrives by boat shall be transferred to indefinite offshore detention. 

In these eight years, the Australian Government has created a deliberate system of abuse for thousands of adults and children. 13 people have lost their lives as a result of the offshore detention regime. Today, over 200 refugees and people seeking asylum remain trapped offshore. Over 100 are in detention in Australia, with more than 1000 living in the community on some form of temporary visa, with no certainty regarding their futures ...

Today marks eight years of Australian Government policy. A policy that determines that any person seeking safety who arrives by boat shall be transferred to indefinite offshore detention. 

In these eight years, the Australian Government has created a deliberate system of abuse for thousands of adults and children. 13 people have lost their lives as a result of the offshore detention regime. Today, over 200 refugees and people seeking asylum remain trapped offshore. Over 100 are in detention in Australia, with more than 1000 living in the community on some form of temporary visa, with no certainty regarding their futures.

And all this when there are solutions on offer. Since 2013, New Zealand has offered to resettle 150 refugees per year from Australia's offshore detention regime. There is no way to right the wrongs of the past, but the Government has the power to pave the way for a bright future.

Write your letter to Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews and we’ll hand deliver it when we meet her in August!

Here’s how it works: 

  1. You compose your short message and provide your details 

  2. We compile all of the messages and print them, with only your first name 

  3. We hand deliver them to Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews when we meet her in August

  4. The Government knows that this is an issue that is important to Australians, and they need to act with urgency and accept the New Zealand resettlement offer 

Your message will be printed and hand-delivered to Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews by us!

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WRITE YOUR LETTER

Compose your letter to Karen Andrews, which we will print and hand deliver with only your first name attached. 

Here are some key messages to include: 

  • The plight of the refugees is an issue of grave concern to many voters across the country. 

  • There is a high human, financial and moral cost of the Government’s offshore detention policy. It has led to several unavoidable deaths and caused untold physical ...

Compose your letter to Karen Andrews, which we will print and hand deliver with only your first name attached. 

Here are some key messages to include: 

  • The plight of the refugees is an issue of grave concern to many voters across the country. 

  • There is a high human, financial and moral cost of the Government’s offshore detention policy. It has led to several unavoidable deaths and caused untold physical and psychological damage to the world’s most vulnerable people. It costs the Government billions and undermines Australia’s reputation as a country that respects international law.

  • Eight years of detention is too long. It’s time to call #GameOver. Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers have lost many precious years of their lives in detention while they could have been rebuilding their lives in safety and making significant contributions to the Australian community.

  • We have a solution at hand. Australia must accept New Zealand’s long-standing offer, sooner rather than later. It will save thousands of lives and billions of taxpayers’ dollars.

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