A group of concerned Australians living in a regional area outside Sydney
To encourage positive attitudes to refugees in the community and at all levels of government.
To welcome, befriend and assist refugees facing uncertain futures, in detention and in the community.
Practical, emotional and financial assistance for refugees and to encourage positive attitudes to refugees in the community and at all levels of government
This is a transcript of the speech Behrouz Boochani delivered via video link on 31 January 2019
When I arrived at Christmas Island six years ago, an immigration official called me into the office and told me that they were going to exile me to Manus Island, a place in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I told them that I am a writer. That same person just laughed at me, and ordered the guards to exile me to Manus.
Get someone to take a photo of you with your mobile phone holding the Single Act of Compassion sign
Email your photo to:
Hon P Dutton Peter.Dutton.MP@aph.gov.au
Hon S Morrison PM Scott.Morrison.MP@aph.gov.au
With the message;
Thanks to Mr Dutton for reminding us that
”it only takes a single act of compassion to undo the government’s work on stopping the boats.”
Here is my single Act of Compassion to undo the cruelty. I want justice with compassion for people seeking asylum.Read more
This joint report by the Refugee Council of Australia in partnership with Amnesty International, tells the story of the men who have been sent by Australia to Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG), and what has happened to them after they were forcibly removed from the ‘regional processing centre’ on Manus Island one year ago.
“The system the Australian government has designed for refugees and asylum seekers, has a kind of evil and devastating effect. It can ruin the very inner strength of human spirit. To the outsider, Fariborz [Karami] took his own life [on Nauru in June 2018], but the truth is the system took his life. There is no alternative explanation, and we must hold
the Australian government accountable for this action.Read more