Nicola Eddington

  • Help end the crisis on Manus Island - demand the Government acts to #EvacuateNow

    #EvacuateNow Medical Emergency

     

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    Labor, Greens and Independent leaders vote in support of New Zealand's offer to take 150 men from Manus

    On November 4, every Labor and Greens sitting member of Federal Parliament voted in support of safely resettling the 150 Manus refugees in New Zealand. Over 600 men on Manus are currently being held within incomplete, unsafe and inadequate nearby facilities.

    Together, let's say thank you for their leadership and ask them to keep fighting with us to end our inhumane indefinite mandatory detention system and #EvacuateNow.

    Ask your local MP if they voted yes, and say thank you!

    If they voted no, ask them why and tell them you support respect, fairness and dignity for refugees and people seeking asylum.


    Join our powerful community movement to #EvacuateNow

    Follow the steps below to prepare.

    Then call Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 02 6277 7700 and register your urgent request to #EvacuateNow everyone on Manus to Australia for medical treatment, before someone dies. 

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    Tweet / post the response you get and tag the MP.

     

    Let's send a loud and clear message that Australians care about the human rights of people seeking asylum and will prevent men dying from treatable medical conditions. 

    Watch Manus medical emergency footage

     

    Join our movement by signing up below!


    Step 1: Prepare what you want to say 

    What we stand for:

    - We must treat people seeking asylum with dignity and respect, not deny them basic support and intimidate them

    Tips for calling MPs office:

    • State your name and let the person know who you are
    • Ask to speak with MP or leave a message
    • Think carefully about your ask and make your pitch
    • Ask your MP to stay true to it’s values; bring everyone on Manus and Nauru here and keep families together in Australia 
    • Don’t rush and don’t worry about impatient staff – just stay relaxed, clear and polite.
    • Ask the staffer what they think - this helps open the conversation
    • Thank them for passing on the message

     

    Step 2: Contact the Prime Minister and your MPs offices

    Find your local MP 

     

    Sample Script:

    Hello, my name is _____. I live in [suburb, electorate and state]

    I am calling today to ask {name ] MP / Senator to end the humanitarian crisis unfolding on Manus Island and Nauru by evacuating the 2000 refugees and people seeking asylum to Australia for medical treatment and safety. 

    Can I speak to the MP?

    Can I leave a message for [name] MP / Senator ?

    Does [name] MP / Senator know that refugees and people seeking asylum on Manus? 

    • have run out of water and don’t have working toilets
    • don’t have access to daily medication
    • are peacefully protesting because the facility they are being transferred to is not finished, has no security and therefore they are vulnerable to violence by local people who don’t want them there.

    Does [name]  MP / Senator know?

    Australian officials are exerting political influence to deny and delay doctor's directions for people detained on Nauru who need urgent medical treatment.

    I ask [name] MP / Senator to

    • please make a statement in the media and take responsibility
    • acknowledge that The PNG Prime Minister has asked the Australian Government to take responsibility for the crisis and safety of people on Manus seeking our protection
    • acknowledge that thousands of Australians want leadership on human rights 
    • respect Australia’s multiculturalism and acknowledge that our country is built by refugees and migrants 
    • end human rights abuses
    • we want you to #BringThemHere now

    Thank you very much for your time. Please pass on my message urgently. 

     

    Step 3: Tweet and post the response, tag the MP / Senator

     

    Step 4: Debrief with others

    Debrief about your experience by filling in the feedback form below or email us at campaigns@asrc.org.au - We'd love to hear about your experience!

    And if you don't hear from their offices within two weeks, follow up! 

     

     

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