Monday, 18 January 2016

Refugees and The Greens

Happy New Year one and all.

One of the things we want to do is to create resources via this blog.  This particular page is
dedicated to Refugees.  If you have other links that you'd like to see here please let us know and we'll add them in.  We hope this page will provide information to counter the mis-information seen so often in the media and links for you if you'd like to become more involved or need information for discussions with others on this subject.



Worried about the Syrian Refugee situation?  here's an easy to follow video that explains the situation very well.



Senator Sarah Hanson-Young is our spokesperson on refugees and you can read a lot more about what we are doing on Sarah's website.  Here is a video on our plan to help refugees and saving lives.


Greens Policy on Immigration and Refugees.

There are so many good reasons to support refugees.

From child soldier to refugee lawyer
This is a wonderful story - please watch this video.

From a leaky boat to a thriving business

Refugees helping out in flooding

UNHCR Refugee stories


Here are links to other organisations working with and for refugees:

Last year  Coffs Harbour Greens joined in the rallies organised by Rural Australians for Refugees Bellingen & Nambucca Districts (RAR) outside Luke Hartsukyer's office in Coffs Harbour.  This year RAR has more protests planned so hook into their FB page to keep informed.




Kaldor Centre Lots of good information and myth debunking!

Rural Australians for Refugees A grassroots movement striving to return compassion and humanity to Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers.  Here's the blog of our local branch of this organisation.
Bellingen RAR Blog 

Refugee Action Coalition A group dedicated to creating action to change things for refugees.

ChilOut  This group is dedicated to getting children out of immigration detention 

Refworld | The Leader in Refugee Decision Support 

Refugee Council of Australia an umbrella organisation, bringing various groups together.

Human rights Watch The Australian arm of this organisation working to protect human rights.

One of our supporters has put together a list of petitions and actions you may wish to take part in.  Thanks Simon!

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/federal-government-asks-australian-federal-police-to-find-nauru-whistleblowers-20150930-gjyj0i.html/

Please urge Australia's government to WELCOME refugees. Please call Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s office on (02) 6277 7700 or Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's office on (02) 6277 7860. You can also email them at malcolm.turnbull.mp@aph.gov.au and minister@immi.gov.au
Please do these other actions, and share these action opportunities everywhere!

https://www.facebook.com/Be-Santa-for-Naurus-Children-1082913321741172/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1062856660412907/

Sydney event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/525577767609448/

Please sign & share:

https://www.change.org/p/prime-minister-malcolm-turnbull-bring-pregnant-nauru-refugees-to-australia/

https://freethechildren-sarahinthesenate.nationbuilder.com/

https://www.change.org/p/malcolm-turnbull-remove-all-children-from-mandatory-detention-centres/

https://community.sumofus.org/petitions/close-nauru-and-manus-island-and-bring-all-asylum-seekers-and-refugees-to-australia/

https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/end-the-rape-and-child-abuse-close-nauru/

https://www.change.org/p/prime-minister-malcolm-turnbull-the-hon-bill-shorten-an-open-letter-from-the-women-of-australia-to-prime-minister-malcolm-turnbull/

https://www.change.org/p/malcolm-turnbull-mp-aph-gov-au-turnbull-be-the-first-pm-to-visit-manus-and-nauru/

https://www.change.org/p/peter-dutton-i-request-him-to-save-my-family-who-have-been-detained-in-nauru-for-last-19-months-2/

https://www.change.org/p/minister-peter-dutton-menstrual-cups-for-nauru/

http://www.amnesty.org.au/refugees/comments/38275/

http://www.amnesty.org.au/action/action/38315/

http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1792&ea.campaign.id=43961

https://www.change.org/p/hon-peter-dutton-mp-minister-for-immigration-and-border-protection-hon-peter-dutton-minister-for-immigration-and-border-protection-adelaide-family-to-face-violent-return-to-nigeria-if-deported

https://www.change.org/p/prime-minister-malcolm-turnbull-bring-pregnant-nauru-refugees-to-australia/u/14063630

https://www.change.org/p/malcolm-turnbull-move-our-asylum-seekers-from-nauru-and-manus-island-to-on-shore-australia

https://www.change.org/p/peter-dutton-department-of-immigration-and-border-protection-justice-for-kamran

http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1792&ea.campaign.id=43143

https://www.communityrun.org/efforts/no-business-in-abuse-local-government/near/new?t=Q5VZYFq0p

https://www.change.org/p/immigration-minister-peter-dutton-pm-malcolm-turnbull-release-ali-21-yr-old-iranian-hunger-strike-since-14-dec-on-christmas-is-end-the-deaths/

https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/ratification-of-the-optional-protocol-to-the-convention-against-torture/