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  • signed 2016-11-08 09:10:30 +1100
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  • signed 2016-04-25 22:42:07 +1000
    We are called to ‘act justly’. Asylum Seekers and Refugees are not 2nd class citizens! They are vulnerable even before they arrive on our shores, and should be able to experience the same protection and basic rights as Australian citizens, irrespective of the status of their application.


    Australia is a big country. We have room for more to call Australia ‘Home’.
  • signed 2016-02-28 11:40:37 +1100
    Asta Lander
  • signed 2016-02-23 13:17:36 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-14 21:15:47 +1100
    Children are precious, no matter where they come from or how they got here!
  • signed 2016-02-06 22:22:15 +1100
    I believe, along with the United Nations, that every human has the right to seek asylum. The act of arriving on our shores is not a criminal one, and nobody, particularly women and children should be indefinitely held in mandatory detention for seeking asylum. Particularly when these detention centres off shore have been shown to be unsafe, violent and abusive environments for those who are already most vulnerable. Please act now, by granting asylum and justice, not more injustice.

    Sincerely

    Malcolm Smith
  • signed 2015-12-16 06:56:03 +1100
    People are more important then things.
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  • signed 2015-09-13 01:11:01 +1000
    Because it shouldn’t take a child washing up lifeless on a beach for people to do something about it. Because it is basic humanity to help others in need. Because they are refugees not migrants. Compassion without action is meaningless.
  • signed 2015-09-12 22:17:46 +1000
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    All life is important to God and should be to all men.
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  • signed 2015-09-10 20:41:59 +1000

Dear Immigration Minister Dutton,

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As Christians, we firmly believe that every single life is valuable to God and that, as the lyrics from the old Christian song go, “They are precious in His sight.”  Today, we are calling on you, as Australia’s Immigration Minister, to show the world that every human life is valuable in Australia’s sight, too.

We therefore ask you to accept an emergency intake of 20,000 Syrian refugees in addition to our current humanitarian program allocations, understanding that this is less than 0.4% of the people who have fled Syria and are seeking refuge.

We also call on you to grant $150 million to the United Nations to help them address this urgent global crisis.

We pray that you have the courage to lead a national response to the tragedy that is marked by compassion, generosity and a profound sense of the value of every single human life.