160318 Bilo post it note

Hand write an invitation to your home for PM Turnbull

Grab a blank piece of paper from your printer or note pad and follow these steps: 

1. Start with an opening like this:

Dear Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull,

I am writing to invite you to my home to have a conversation. I want to talk about the people of Biloela, who are fighting to just get their neigbours, Priya, Nades and their two children back where they belong. I want a home here in our communities for people seeking asylum.

2. Then add in the body:

Why you want a home in your community for refugees and people seeking asylum.
Talk about your values

Here are the numbers to include:

25-30,000 people living in Australia without permanent protection, work/study rights and at risk of deportation, homelessness and losing life saving support services.
1800 people detained in offshore processing, facing deteriorating mental and physical health and no certain future.

3. Finish with:

I and my family / housemates / partner / children / pets would love to have you come to our home to talk about how we can support refugees and people seeking asylum, we want them to be our neighbours, like the people of Biloela.

Please stop the deportation of Priya and Nade's family and let them go back home to the Biloela community to keep working, contributing and being good neighbours.

4. Sign your nameAdd your suburb and post code underneath

5. Take your beautiful hand written letter to the post office, get a stamp, write your address on the back and the Prime Minister's on the front:

PO Box 6022, House of Representatives
Parliament House, Canberra, ACT 2600

6. Take a selfie or photo of you posting it in the mail box. Red is a powerful colour for super hero action!

7. Post the selfie / photo on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram with #ChangeThePolicy 
Ask your friends and followers to take the same action in your post. We have six weeks to get all our letters in to the PM!

If you have done all this - thank you. You have made a huge difference to protecting people like Priya, Nades and their children, practicing your values and fighting with excellent people like Angela and the Bilo community. 

8. Please fill in the form below to tell us if you have sent a letter and stay in touch for the next collective action to change the policy for good.