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  • No matter where we come from or how we got here, everyone needs a safe place to call home. 

    But for the past seven years, successive governments have enacted harmful policies against people seeking asylum, including the indefinite detention of everyone who arrived by boat after 19 July 2013.

    After 7 long years of toxic politics, it’s time the Government frees these women, men and children, and quickly resettles them into our community, so they can be safe and have a place to call home.

    Time for release from detention.

    Time for a permanent resettlement solution.

    Time for a home.

    No matter where we come from or how we got here, everyone needs a safe place to call home. 

    But for the past seven years, successive governments have enacted harmful policies against people seeking asylum, including the indefinite detention of everyone who arrived by boat after 19 July 2013.

    After 7 long years of toxic politics, it’s time the Government frees these women, men and children, and quickly resettles them into our community, so they can be safe and have a place to call home.

    Time for release from detention.

    Time for a permanent resettlement solution.

    Time for a home.

  • Stand with us

    Join our online community of compassionate supporters to stay informed on breaking news and ways you can take action and support refugees and people seeking asylum.
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  • #TimeForAHome

    The Government must immediately release people seeking asylum and refugees in detention and commit to a pathway for their resettlement by World Refugee Day, June 2021.
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  • Expanded border force powers desperate distraction from Government’s inhumane immigration detention.

    Human rights groups have slammed another attempt by the Government to avoid responsibility and scrutiny for their inhumane policy of mandatory, indefinite detention.

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