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  • Our Government’s treatment of people in detention is cruel and inhumane. Locking people up indefinitely is making people sick, keeping families separated and causing further harm and suffering.

    But you can be a lifeline to their freedom.

    With your support we can help people in detention with basic needs like phones and phone credit as well as provide mental health support and crisis intervention. Working with our sector partners and community advocates your support will also fund our advocacy work to put an end to the detention regime and secure peoples’ freedom.

    We won’t stop until they are free.

    Our Government’s treatment of people in detention is cruel and inhumane. Locking people up indefinitely is making people sick, keeping families separated and causing further harm and suffering.

    But you can be a lifeline to their freedom.

    With your support we can help people in detention with basic needs and provide mental health support and demand our Government take responsibility in granting people seeking asylum with their freedom and the chance of a fairer future.

    We won’t stop until they are free.

  • 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.
    Join the call
  • Until they are free

    You can be a lifeline of support for people in detention.

    Help us keep fighting to secure their freedom.
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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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      • 25 NOV 20
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      Australia’s immigration detention shame

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      • 31 OCT 20
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      “Don’t lower your dreams to the expectations of others” – Ben’s story

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      • 01 OCT 20
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      My experience could be yours

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      • 22 SEP 20
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      Is friendship the greatest challenge facing some refugees?

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