There are still nearly 250 people offshore, with over 140 detained in Australia and over 1,000 more living in the community, with no certainty regarding their futures. After eight years, more than 13 lives lost and over $10 billion dollars spent, it’s time to call #GameOver. Australia needs to uphold its obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention to protect and resettle safely refugees. The world has noticed the human rights abuses happening in Australia, and our government needs to do more to ensure safety and the basic human rights for people seeking asylum in our country. Refugee Week is an important moment, and we all need to raise our voices now.
Across Australia, almost 250 people are still offshore; 140 remain detained and over 1,000 live apprehensively within the community – it is time to demand #GameOver. The global stage waits eagerly for the Australian government’s end to the mistreatment of those seeking asylum in Australia. Refugee week is our moment to speak out. Let’s put an end to injustice.
Bring a candle, or create your own placard with a message of solidarity.
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