Our Ten Point Plan

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  • Aim to raise public awareness of the issues involving asylum seekers and refugees
  • Write letters to newspapers and politicians
  • Meet members of parliament to challenge inhumane policies
  • Provide practical help (food, clothing, accommodation) to local refugees
  • Fund-raise for asylum seekers and refugees

These are the ten changes that RAR members would like to see

As a Nation …

Australia should:

  • Receive asylum seekers in accordance with the humane standards set out in the UN Convention on Refugees which Australia signed in 1954.
  • Close all off-shore and remote detention centres and take full responsibility for processing asylum seeker claims here in Australia.
  • Rescind all current legislation that condones and even encourages human rights violations and establish a formal multi-party parliamentary committee to draft refugee and asylum seeker policies that will gain bipartisan support.
  • Do more to improve public understanding of the plight of asylum seeker issues and to dispel common myths.
  • Provide orientation, training and support to urban and rural communities willing to assist refugees with accommodation and employment.

In our Region …

Australia should:

  • Work with our Asia Pacific neighbours to find co-operative and non-punitive solutions to the flow of refugees into and through the region.
  • Ensure that countries currently hosting disproportionate numbers of refugees are given appropriate support.

In the Global context …

Australia should:

  • Use its position on the United Nations Security Council
  • Seek a world-wide increase in aid for refugees
  • Seek to influence oppressive governments who are persecuting their minority groups.

Rural Australians for Refugees calls on the Australian Government to seek solutions at

a global, regional and national level to address the international asylum seeker and refugee crisis.

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