Postcards and Posters

Printable postcards

Resources on this page are for your use. Please feel free to copy, print or share.

Print and send to Senators in your state – see names of Senators for your state here

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SEND TO THEIR NON-CANBERRA ADDRESS. 

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We understand that the amendment to the legislation will be voted on Monday (31AUG2020) by the House of Reps, and if passed there, by the Senate on Tuesday next week.

It’s very important that the Labor and crossbench MPs and Senators hear from you asap  – see below.  

The amendment to allow the removal of phones is not listed for voting by House of Reps and Senate on  MONDAY & TUESDAY

Email and call you state senators NOW and tell them you want them to vote NO to the proposed amendment of the Migration Act.   See attached listings. Find your state senators here:  https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members

As we all know mobile phones are a lifeline.  They enable access to families, loved ones, legal representation, health support and the outside world…..and make it possible for people to shine a light on what’s really going on inside immigration detention centres.  The government hasn’t made a reasonable case this grab-bag of powers, when police can already investigate any allegations.

Points to mention in your emails and calls: 

  • Police already have powers to remove illegal substances and items
  • Immigration detention centres are not prisons – and detainees should not be treated as prisoners
  • Refugees and people seeking asylum are in administrative detention because the government has not resolved their visa status. These people do not pose a security or criminal risk.
  • The intention to remove mobile phones must be seen as an attempt to silence those held in detention, and to prevent public scrutiny and access to advocates and other support people.
  • Mobile phones can enable detainees to hold staff accountable for their actions and place some constraint on excessive use of force detention staff.
  • Most refugees and asylum seekers have been held in detention for very long periods, and their mobile phones are their lifeline and link to the outside world, including maintaining contact with family members here and overseas, and legal and other support contacts.  Being able to maintain some connection to the world outside is essential maintaining mental health

Independent MPs:

Independent Senators

THIS IS IMPORTANT – PLEASE EMAIL & CALL TODAY

Here is a postcard you can copy and send too.

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Thanks to the Aireys Inlet RAR Letter Writing Team, Southern Highlands RAR, and other RAR members for these Postcards

Most of the postcards can be printed as A4 (both sides) – then cut, to make 4 Postcards (A6 size)

Three Types of Christmas Cards which can be printed as a Card, Postcard or images shared on Social Media.

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#tonz Postcard for PM – A4 pdf version

#tonz postcard for PM – A4 Word version

#toNZ – Single Postcard for your local MP

#toNZ – Four Postcards for Members of House of Representatives

#toNZ – Four Postcard for Senators

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Please let us go home to Biloela Postcards for MPs

Please let us go home to Biloela Postcards for Senators

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RAR 19-058 Postcard 6 years too Long 26 July

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RAR19-054 Postcard – Dehumanisation of ‘The Other’ Jacinda Adern – 21 April

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RAR19-055b Election postcard – PM – Not in My Name – Typhoid on MI – 5 May

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The below postcards are with regard to the ongoing inhumane detention of the Daughters of the Tamil family from Biloela Queensland. The group asked that you sign and post the postcard.

The below postcards are from March 2019.

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ARAN – Australian Refugee Action Network

Printable Postcards

For your Xmas stalls

Print the dove on light cardboard – cut out and hang on xmas trees
Designed by RAR Southern Highlands

 

 

RAR postcard

RAR poster

Designed by RAR Daysleford

 

 

 Arms around Parliament House

Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018