What can I do to help stop babies and families being sent back to Nauru?
Contact our politicians and encourage them to act. Any contact is seen as an indicator of public opinion!
If you phone you will talk to the office person whose job it is to record your views. Write out what you will say before you phone. One or two sentences are plenty. It is election year so it is worth adding that you will re-consider your vote on the basis of the party’s refugee policy.
- Letters either typed or hand written, are much more effective than emails and tend to elicit a response.
- Below is a list of politicians you may want to contact. Click on the person’s email link to begin.
- Give your email a title and then cut and paste the text below into the email. Adapt the text (if you have time) to make it your own. Begin by affirming, finish by asking. Try to be polite.
- If you are not into email use the text to begin writing your letter.
Contact details for all Federal members
BMRSG’s general guidelines on writing letters.
Contact details for politicians
Thank you for your compassionate approach in offering (should the Prime Minister request it) to be responsible for those asylum seekers who are currently at risk of being returned to Nauru.
The hysteria and emotion over “protecting our borders” has meant that rational humanitarian solutions are being ignored and freedom and human rights whittled away.
I would encourage you to visit Nauru to see for yourself and to work with fellow premiers to develop a bi-partisan solution to our treatment of refugees, which will allow us to regain our status as a decent caring nation.
Daniel Andrews: Premier of Victoria
Address: Office of the Premier 1 Treasury Place
Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Telephone: (03) 9651 5000
Thank you for showing leadership and lighting hope in the hearts of freedom loving Australians. Your letter on caring for the refugees currently under threat of return to Nauru has been inspirational.
Malcolm Turnbull Prime Minister of Australia
Address: PO Box 6022, House of Representatives, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT 2600
Tel: 02 6277 7700
Tel: 02 9327 3988
Thank you for beginning to use compassion in your conversation about Asylum seekers. I believe that any policy, which depends on subjecting innocent people, especially children, to forcible detention on remote islands, can never be justified. I am asking you to allow the children and families under threat of deportation to Nauru to stay in the community.
A generous bi-partisan solution for managing our intake of refugees is sorely needed. I urge you to lead that conversation.
Ms Trish Doyle, MP Member for the Blue Mountains
Address: 132 Macquarie Road SPRINGWOOD NSW 2777
Phone: (02) 4751 3298
Thank you for your support for Refugees. I deeply appreciate your stand and your willingness to work for change in your own party’s policies in this area. Your stance on refugees has influenced my vote and will continue to do so.
Bill Shorten MP Labor, Leader of the Opposition
Cut and paste the text below to email or write a letter. (A typed or hand written letter is much more effective than an email) Adapt the text (if you have time) to make it your own. Begin by affirming, finish by asking. Try to be polite.
Address: PO Box 214, Moonee Ponds Vic 3039;
Telephone: (03) 9326 1300;
Thank you for being prepared to rethink Australia’s current approach to refugees and to consider a human and compassionate way for forward for the children and families currently facing deportation to Nauru. I would urge you to add your voice to the many who are demanding that these people are allowed to stay in our community.
Compassion is strength and hard policies tend to be the result of fear rather than strength. I
believe that any policy, which depends on subjecting innocent people, especially children, to
forcible detention on remote islands, can never be justified.
The hysteria and emotion over “protecting our borders” has meant that rational
humanitarian solutions are being ignored and freedom and human rights whittled away.
I would encourage you to develop a bi-partisan solution to our treatment of refugees, which
will allow us to regain our status as a decent caring nation. Despite being a long time Labor
voter I have decided that my vote will be determined by a party’s refugee policies.
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