Refugees want what we all want – a safe place to call home, where kids can go to school, where we can explore our interests and contribute to our community.

We need a better plan for refugees. Will you back it?

We’re a decent country. We’ve got it in us to show common sense and to solve problems.

Both sides of politics have failed to deliver a fair, safe and orderly system for refugees. The government’s current approach isn’t helping people, and the secrecy and cover-ups tell us that something is wrong.

This situation is our choice.

The truth is we can build a safe and inclusive community while welcoming those who need our help. And we benefit from the contributions new Australians make to our community.

So what are we waiting for?

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A better plan for refugees starts with our government:

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  • Boosting Australia’s aid program to help neighbouring countries protect and support refugees better
    When people are legally recognised, have safe accommodation, can send their kids to school, and can work and access health services, they won’t be forced to make dangerous journeys to Australia.
  • Making sure that the most vulnerable people are resettled, within our region and globally
    We can reduce the pressure on individual countries by working closely with the likes of New Zealand, Japan, the USA, Canada and others to ensure everyone does their bit.
  • Including refugees in our existing visa programs
    In addition to our main refugee resettlement program, let’s recognise the skills and qualifications of many refugees by allocating work, student and family reunion visas to them.
  • Supporting the assessment of refugee applications in the region within a defined time period
    When people know they’ll be assessed in an efficient and orderly way, they are less likely to make a dangerous boat journey.
  • Running timely search and rescue operations
    Instead of hazardous boat push-backs at sea, we can run proper search and rescue operations to save lives.

This will only happen if you speak up. It’s time all politicians know we urgently need a better plan for refugees.

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