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Children are drowning and the human tide of refugees continues to flow into Europe. Australia has accepted just 12,000 new refugee places – a drop in the ocean of the nearly 60 million forcibly displaced people in the world today. Tell Malcolm Turnbull we must do more!

We are in the midst of a humanitarian crisis: there are more people displaced in the world today than ever in recorded history.  And the average time spent in a refugee camp is 17 years.

Every day, tens of thousands of people flee their homes to avoid human rights abuses such as torture, persecution, armed conflict, extreme poverty and even death. Many risk – and lose - their lives trying to find safety.

The 12,000 new refugee places are a drop in the ocean. Australia continues to have one of the harshest refugee and asylum seeker policies in the world, which includes towing boats back to sea, keeping people in detention offshore without the possibility of gaining asylum, returning people at risk of further human rights abuse, and even rewriting the law to remove international protections.

This needs to change. Tell Prime Minister Turnbull you support Australia doing more to help refugees and asylum seekers. 

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Australia needs a new humanitarian refugee policy, which includes:

  • A significant increase in the number of refugees we accept
  • Support for initiatives that promote peace and security in countries that refugees flee from
  • Investment in protection and long-term solutions for the resettlement of refugees

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  • Reasons For Signing

    I believe we do have a crisis on our hands re refugees and Australia's attitude towards and treatment of refugees is very poor. We have so much here and I think we can do a lot more.

    Penelope, 2073

    No one chooses to be born in a country which is affected by natural disasters or conflict. We are so lucky to live here and should do everything we can to help people who are not as lucky.

    Maria, 4209

    I believe that everybody is entitled to basic human rights and if they come to Australia in an attempt to rebuild or save their lives, then they HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO. Detention centres are cruel and inhumane, and we should welcome refugees with open arms into our privileged country.

    Zoe, 2120

    Children are drowning.

    Nick, E3 4DL

    Because we can do way better.

    Noelene, 2032

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