In recent weeks, thousands of compassionate Australians have spoken out and called on the Australian Government to provide safe passage for people fleeing the Taliban.
The Australian Government has so far ignored those calls.
They have refused to grant people from Afghanistan in Australia permanent protection visas. While Canada and the UK have offered to resettle 20,000 refugees, they have stayed silent.
They need as much pressure put on them as possible. You can make a difference by emailing your local MP and calling on the Australian Government to provide safe passage to people fleeing the Taliban.
This includes by urgently expanding the humanitarian program and:
- Granting permanent protection to all Afghan nationals in Australia on temporary protection visas,
- Expanding the humanitarian intake – just as they did for people fleeing Syria in 2015, and
- Reforming the community sponsorship programs so that people across Australia can welcome Afghans into their communities.
Take action today and email your Representative calling for the Australian Government to provide safe passage to those fleeing the Taliban.