Afghanistan Crisis: the Government must act now!
The news in Afghanistan is deeply distressing. Many people rightly fear for the safety of women and girls, ethnic and religious minorities, and those who supported Australian and other international forces.
You can make a difference by putting pressure on the Australian government to provide safe passage to people fleeing the Taliban. Please take urgent action now.
The Australian government needs to do everything it can to help those fleeing the Taliban. This includes:
- Expanding the humanitarian intake with a special additional 20,000 visas for those most at risk* from the Taliban - just as they did for people fleeing Syria in 2015 and as Canada has done this week,
- Granting permanent protection to all people from Afghanistan in Australia on temporary protection visas and in detention, and
- Making immediate arrangements to be made to bring the families of refugees from Afghanistan to Australia
Take action and call for the Australian government to act now to provide safe passage to those fleeing the Taliban.
Call Immigration Minister Alex Hawke now on (02) 6277-7770
* We hold special concern for those who are at the greatest risk from the Taliban such as women, Hazaras, Sikhs, Hindus, Shias, Christians, members of LGBTIQ community, members of civil society, and journalists.