Join Amnesty International Lismore on the 15th of December as they launch a boat calling on the government to ‘leave no-one behind,’ and inspiring people to promote and protect the rights of refugees in Lismore.
In the light of Australia’s deal with the United States, Amnesty International Lismore will be launching this new boat to remind the government to leave no-one behind on Manus and Nauru, and offer safe resettlement options to all asylum seekers and refugees.
The stall will include information on how to talk to the public about refugees, and how to separate fact from fiction.
We will also be calling on the Australian government to offer safety to a minimum of 30,000 men, women, and children.
Every country must do its bit to help those desperately escaping war and persecution. Of the millions of people who have no choice but to flee their homes, only a very small number are resettled in Australia. We must not turn these people away.
These men, women, and children need of a safe home to rebuild their lives and Australia must play its part in sharing the global responsibility.
Amnesty International Lismore have held weekly vigils outside MP Kevin Hogan’s office all year, calling on him and the government to respect the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. The launch of the boat and stall will serve as a wrap up of the year’s campaign efforts, and a celebration of the hard work and many hours dedicated to improving the rights of refugees in Lismore.