Jocelyn Eggins

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    We are a community that stands up for freedom, fairness, and dignity for all. 

    Last year, communities across the country stood with people seeking asylum to demand our leaders #LetThemStay, and the Government had no choice but to back down on its threats to deport people seeking protection in Australia back to harm on Nauru and Manus Island.

    The Government has now begun its second attempt to force people living in our community back to Nauru and Manus Island, without any plan for a safe future for the people who have already been imprisoned there for more than four years.

    Join us in standing with people seeking asylum in our community and in our Government's care offshore. Sign up and join the movement by calling your local MP to demand the Government #LetThemStay!


    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) recognises the importance of protecting the privacy and the rights of individuals in relation to their personal or sensitive information. Our privacy policy and full collection statement is available online at asrc.org.au/privacy

     

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  • #ChangeThePolicy with us in 2018

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    Sign your name to support this statement and add your powerful voice to a national movement to Change the Policy in 2018. Sign the pledge and we will send you one action a month to change the policy.

     

    I want a supportive, permanent and safe home here in our communities for people seeking asylum

     

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  • give this family a fair go in Australia !

    GOAL: 1,817 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 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.

    16,000 people, including families with children are losing income support and won't be able to meeting basic needs like rent and food.

    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 over to our home to have a home cooked meal and to talk about how we can support refugees and people seeking asylum to have a supportive, permanent home here in our communities.

    Please let us know when you are free to come over to our place.

    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 seeking asylum.

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

    9. Share and reach out to your networks by preparing a letting writing lunch time action here

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

     

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