Roger Hawcroft

  • The obnoxious policy of this government in relation to immigration needs to stop and stop now. It is morally reprehensible to do to immigrants and asylum seekers what your government is doing and has done. Please stop your racist and discriminatory policies and show the citizens of this nation an ethical model of which they can be proud. – At the moment one can only feel shame at being an Australian because of your LNP government’s prejudice, sycophancy to the US & the British monarchy, and its obeyance to IPA and Big Business and the Wealthy.

    Malcolm Turnbull, show some backbone and stop this atrocious and incompassionate treatment of immigrants. There is no valid reason for it and it is heartless.

    GOAL: 1,552 letters

    Grab a blank piece of paper from your printer or note pad and follow these steps: 

    1. Start with an opening like this:

    Dear Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull,

    I am writing to invite you to my home to have a conversation. I want to talk about the people of Biloela, who are fighting to just get their neigbours, Priya, Nades and their two children back where they belong. I want a home here in our communities for people seeking asylum.

    2. Then add in the body:

    Why you want a home in your community for refugees and people seeking asylum.
    Talk about your values

    Here are the numbers to include:

    25-30,000 people living in Australia without permanent protection, work/study rights and at risk of deportation, homelessness and losing life saving support services.
    1800 people detained in offshore processing, facing deteriorating mental and physical health and no certain future.

    3. Finish with:

    I and my family / housemates / partner / children / pets would love to have you come to our home to talk about how we can support refugees and people seeking asylum, we want them to be our neighbours, like the people of Biloela.

    Please stop the deportation of Priya and Nade's family and let them go back home to the Biloela community to keep working, contributing and being good neighbours.

    4. Sign your name. Add your suburb and post code underneath

    5. Take your beautiful hand written letter to the post office, get a stamp and envelope, stick the stamp on right hand corner (just in case you don't know) of the front of envelope, write your address on the back and the Prime Minister's on the front:

    PO Box 6022, House of Representatives
    Parliament House, Canberra, ACT 2600

    6. Take a selfie or photo of you posting it in the mail box. Red is a powerful colour for super hero action!

    7. Post the selfie / photo on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram with #ChangeThePolicy 
    Ask your friends and followers to take the same action in your post. We have six weeks to get all our letters in to the PM!

    If you have done all this - thank you. You have made a huge difference to protecting people like Priya, Nades and their children, practicing your values and fighting with excellent people like Angela and the Bilo community. 

    8. Please tell us if you have sent a letter by filling out the form below.

    And we will stay in touch for the next collective action to change the policy for good.



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