Call Karen Andrews and demand freedom for refugees

Since December 2020, community pressure has helped more than 270 refugees win their freedom.

But around five people remain indefinitely detained here in Australia, more than two years after being brought here for medical treatment.

There's a simple solution. Under Australian law, Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews can free refugees with one signature.

Take Action Now: Call Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews MP.

Demand that she use her discretionary powers to give all the Medevac refugees their freedom, so that they can begin to rebuild their lives. 

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TIP: the most effective messages to politicians are those in your own words. Focus on speaking from your heart and values. 

Key messages:

  1. Instead of keeping people trapped in dangerous detention, the government should release them into the community.

  2. Everyone deserves a place to call home. No matter where we come from or how we got here, we all want the same things: a safe place to live with our families.

  3. The Government has already released more than 270 people from detention. There is no reason why they cannot release those who remain in detention. Keeping them in detention is just cruel, but serves no policy purpose. 

More information:

Watch the 7.30 Report feature story from Monday 10 January: