1. Dig out a blank piece of paper from your printer, or note pad.
2. Start with this opening
Dear Malcolm Turnbull,
I am writing to invite you to my home to have a conversation.
Like the people of Biloela, who are fighting to just get their much loved neigbours, Priya, Nades and their two children back where they belong in their community, I want a home here in our communities for people seeking asylum.
3. Then add
Why do you want a home here, what are your values?
4. Here are the numbers to include:
25-30,000 people living in Australia without permanent protection and at risk of deportation, homelessness, no work rights, and losing life saving support services.
1800 people detained in offshore processing, facing deteriorating mental and physical health and no future.
5. 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
6. Sign your name
Sign your name
Add your suburb and post code
7. Post your letter
When you have written the letter, take it to the post office, get a stamp and take a selfie of you posting it. Then post the selfie on social media with the #ChangeThePolicy and asking your friends or folloiwers to take the same action.
If you have done all this - thank you. It will make a huge difference in building the movement that will protect people like Priya and Nades in Australia.
8. Tell us if you have sent the letter.