Call on Bill Shorten to #BackTheBill

Call on Bill Shorten MP

Minister Dutton will continue to block and delay medical transfers for critically sick people held in offshore processing if amendments to the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill don't pass the lower house next week.

We need a medical solution to a medical crisis. Doctors not politicians should make medical decisions. 
Labor and Bill Shorten have publicly supported the bill, but are coming under intense pressure from Peter Dutton and the Murdoch press. He is now caving. 

Critically sick young adults, men, women and elderly on Manus and Nauru need Labor to stay strong and back the bill so they can be transferred to Australian hospitals for urgent medical treatment to save their lives.

Call Bill Shorten MP at Parliament now:

(02) 6277 4022

Ask him to stay strong and continue to Back the Bill for urgent medical treatment in the lower house in February. 

Here's how to call: 

1. Prepare what you want to say

  • A clear message that you want the Bill Shorten to vote for and back the Urgent Medical Treatment Bill.
  • Add a short personal reason why you want sick people in offshore detention medically transferred to Australia.

2. Dial the number 

  • When staff answer, say you want to leave an important message for the MP.
  • State your message. Be polite.
  • Leave your full name and post code. 

If you can't get through, try calling again. If you get the answering machine, leave a message and try calling again later.

NB: Every call you attempt is important, even if you don't get through. 

Please tell us you're calling Bill Shorten's office by filling out the form, so we can share with MPs the groundswell of calls you are making!

3. Spread the word

Thank you for taking action with us. Together we will make sure men, women and children in offshore detention get the medical treatment they need, and find safe permanent homes. 


I have called Bill Shorten MP to ask her to back amendments to the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018

So that critically ill people on Manus and Nauru can be transferred to urgent medical treatment in Australia.

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