At the end of October 2014, 726 children were detained by Australia in immigration detention facilities.

The Write To Be Heard campaign is asking you to urgently write to MPs and demand the release of all children from immigration detention facilities.

Bryan Brown responds to news that children are to be released from mainland and Christmas Island detention centres.

We know the damaging effects of detention on young people’s lives.

The Government doesn’t have to detain children – there are community-based alternatives at its disposal.

The Refugee Council of Australia has produced a one-page background briefing on the issue which is available at   Child Detention

We have developed a sample letter (below) which can be used to develop your own letter. An editable copy is also available at  Sample Letter

Addresses of all Members and Senators;   Members and Senators

Please forward the campaign details to friends and like-minded people.

Image thanks to http://www.safecom.org.au/nowayout.htm
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