There’s no place like home: Australian Government’s cruelty highlighted by kids in new video

The Australian government’s callous and cruel treatment of refugees is once again in the spotlight, but this time it is kids who are highlighting the Government’s deliberate abuse.

A powerful short video released by Amnesty International, strikes at the heart of the issue and highlights the thing that Australian’s value above all else – their home.

“Home is where we can feel happy, safe and secure. It’s a place to laugh, love and create memories with those around us. There’s no place like it”

Michael Hayworth, Campaigns Manager at Amnesty International Australia.

“Home is where we can feel happy, safe and secure. It’s a place to laugh, love and create memories with those around us. There’s no place like it,” said Michael Hayworth, Campaigns Manager at Amnesty International Australia.

“But for many people seeking safety, home is a distant memory and a dwindling hope. This video is a reminder that we’d give anything to provide children with a safe home, and we should extend that same human kindness to everyone.”

The release of the video, ahead of World Refugee Day on 20 June, demonstrates the danger, deliberate abuse and suffering caused by the Australian Government’s offshore detention regime.

“Treating people the way we want to be treated is a core value that we teach our kids, at home and at school. Yet it is something the Australian government has completely disregarded when it comes to the treatment of people who came to us seeking our protection.”

“Treating people the way we want to be treated is a core value that we teach our kids, at home and at school. Yet it is something the Australian government has completely disregarded when it comes to the treatment of people who came to us seeking our protection,” said Hayworth.

“At a time where there are more people in need of a new home than at any other time since the second world war, what we need is common sense and compassion, not cruelty.”

“Now is the time for the Australian government to step up and show responsibility. The immediate solution is to bring all those we have sent to Nauru and Manus Island to Australia immediately. It’s the fairest and quickest way to prevent another tragedy.”

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