Amnesty’s ‘My New Neighbour’ refugee campaign calls on the Australian Government to expand and improve the Community Sponsorship Program (CSP). We need community sponsorship funded in the 2019 budget, and for community sponsored places to be additional to the existing humanitarian intake. As Action Groups continue to meet with local councils and build momentum for a fairer community sponsorship program, students are looking to leaders in their communities to do the same.
Check out the My New Neighbour resources for:
Schools Outreach Program
The Amnesty International Australia’s Schools Network Outreach Team supports Australian students and teachers to take action for human rights and encourage a deeper understanding of human rights issues and social change. Schools Outreach Teams support student activism through diverse events, programs and leadership opportunities. The team is able to help with:
- School Visits – deliver presentations and workshops about Amnesty International, human rights and campaigns.
- School Group Support – help students and teachers start and build Amnesty Action Groups
- Resources for Students and Schools – provide schools/students/groups with Amnesty campaign information, resources and materials.
So – if you’re keen to know more about My New Neighbour, and how your school can support a better plan for bringing refugees safely to Australia, request a visit today.