Call to Action

Current Campaigns supported by RAR

David Colman – Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs – Contact form

Electoral Office: (02) 9771 3400
PO Box 564, Revesby, NSW, 2212
Canberra: (02) 6277 4188
PO Box 6022, House of Representatives, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600

Peter Dutton – Minister for Home Affairs – 

Electoral Office: (07) 3205 9977
PO Box 2012, Strathpine, QLD, 4500
Canberra: (02) 6277 7860
PO Box 6022, House of Representatives, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600

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As at 30 August, this petition had only 177 signatures
Online PETITION – EN0696 
Please sign and share – CLOSING DATE 19/9/2018
A recent inquest by Queensland coroner Terry Ryan has found that the death of Hamid Khazaei was preventable and was the result of “multiple errors and systemic failures” in the Australian government’s detention centres. The coroner has called for mandatory judicial investigations into all deaths that take place in such camps, considering them deaths in custody. His report also expressed the need for refugees to receive proper healthcare in countries such as Australia but acknowledges that such action would require a “fundamental revision in the broader policy framework” set out by the government.

#KisOffNauru Campaign

220/8/18 – Human rights groups set deadline to get all refugee children off Nauru
Coalition of NGOs and charities calls for children to be brought to Australia by 20 November

What does the #KIDSOFFNAURU campaign want? What is the solution?

The Australian Parliament must act to bring every child and their family to Australia by Universal Children’s Day, on November 20. They should be either resettled in Australia or in another suitable country which welcomes them. Children in detention should not be discriminated against and must be given a fair chance for survival and development. All decisions taken about offshore, indefinite detention must first and foremost consider the best interest of the child. This is to ensure that these children will be able to face their futures with certainty and finally start to pursue their hopes and dreams.

Whatever the solution, locking up children is not it.

More information here

Status Resolution Support Services Campaign

RAR SRSS Campaign information here 
ARAN -Australian Refugee Action Network campaign here – Stop the Cuts to SRSS

Message from RAR President –

As SRSS cuts start to bite we will have more requests for assistance, so if you have accommodation, please let me know.   If any members want to assist me to organise requests can you let me know please.

Email – 

No Deportations to Danger

From the Edmund Rice Centre … There are 1,500 Afghan men, women and children in the community waiting for a decision from the Department of Home Affairs as to whether they will be granted refugee protection. But the Australian Government is saying it’s safe to send them back. Take action here

“Help us to get Priya, Nades and their two beautiful little girls out of detention and bring them home to Biloela, QLD. On behalf of Biloela – thank you!” Angela Fredericks

Help Biloela bring this beautiful family home by putting up a massive billboard right in the heart of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s Brisbane electorate!

Mr Dutton, our town needs this family
Australian town rallies behind Lankans facing deportation
Why the government is determined to deport a Tamil family from Biloela
98,746 Signatures – Petition is delivered to Peter Dutton’s office – 18 May 2018
119,918 Signatures – Petition August 2018

And there is now a website – Home to Bilboela

24/8/18 – Biloela asylum seekers to make new appeal in three days

Marie Sellstrom, RAR president, with Angela Fredericks in Biloela – August 2018

Call for a Senate Inquiry into  provision of health care
on Manus Island and Nauru

Urgent call from GPs for healthcare standards boost on Manus and Nauru

Other Actions

Past Campaigns