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  • Music for friends

    DASSAN holds a weekly vigil. This one in October involved a musical performance that asylum seekers could see from the stairs and fences.

  • Darwin Airport Lodge

    Detaining this boy protects whom exactly?

  • Darwin Airport Lodge

    A generation facing indefinite detention.

  • This is a queue

    there is no asylum queue but there is a spud one

  • Manly hotpotato

    The tireless Imogen Bailey and ASRC's Jana Favero nearing the end of their hotpotato journey

  • Manly hotpotato

    Even Elvis dropped by to show his support for humane asylum seeker policy.

  • Sydney hotpotato

    Our Campaign Director, Sophie Peer was on hand w spuds and facts in Sydney

  • Martin Place hotpotato

    Senator Lee Rhiannon w a hotpotato helper getting the spuds and facts

  • Canberra Welcome Refugee Rally Aug 2013

    Our Campaign Director, Sophie Peer and her baby fortunate to be born free

  • Born Free

    Sydney Jan 2012

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  • Children with disabilities abandoned in immigration detention

  • Minister Bowen

    What hypocrisy!

  • Imogen Bailey with Ali

    Imogen Bailey from SBS's Go Back to Where you Came from Series 2 and one of our lovely ChilOut Ambassadors.

  • Youth Ambassador Bashir

    Bashir shared his story at an Amnesty International hosted screening of 'Go Back to Where you came From'.

  • Bashir shares his story.

  • Martin and Eileen with Bashir.

    Martin and Eileen are members of Amnesty International Group Manly. They organised a community screening of 'Go Back' and welcomed Bashir as their special guest speaker.

  • Bashir with 'Go Back' audience members.

  • Bashir shares his story.

  • Our hearts are open to you

    Drawing from Giraween PS student to a child in detention

  • Open hearts

    Drawing from Giraween PS student to a child in detention

  • A welcome

    Drawing from Giraween PS student to a child in detention

  • Gift from detention

    ChilOut's Jo visited some children detained at the Darwin Airport Lodge and one girl insisted on giving her this handmade gift. xx

  • ACU schools workshop

    ChilOut ran an asylum seeker workshop for high school students

  • ACU asylum seeker workshop

    High school students asked to draw why an asylum seeker might flee their homeland

  • ACU workshop

    High school students asked to draw response to: 'What happens to an asylum seeker when they arrive in Australia?'

  • ACU workshop

    High school students asked to draw response to: 'What happens to an asylum seeker when they arrive in Australia?'

  • Greens Senator Hanson Young, Mujtaba Ahmadi, Giselle Newton, Liberal MP Judy Moylan, Tim Neal, Ali Mohammadi, Hussain Aklaqi, ALP Senator Lisa Singh

  • ChilOut Ambassador Mujtaba Ahmadi shares his story of seeking asylum as a child on his own.

  • Liberal MP Judi Moylan calls for an end to the 'shameful policy of detaining children in high security prisons'

  • Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young hopes that there is political will for change at the leadership level and condemns Australia's ongoing policy of detaining children indefinitely and in remote locations.

  • Independent MP Andrew Wilkie calls for an end to the indefinite detention of children and for the transparency of ASIO decision making resulting in long-term detention of refugees (including children).

  • ALP MP, Janelle Saffin calls for children to be detained for only the shortest possible time. Janelle is Ambassador Giselle's local MP (in Lismore) and they will be staying in touch

  • ALP Senator, Lisa Singh calls for an end to the indefinite detention of children and commends ChilOut for bringing this issue to the fore again.

  • ChilOut Board member, Jo Hind with our 2012 Ambassadors

  • Giselle and Hussain

  • Hussain, Ali, Giselle, Tim and Mujtaba. These t-shirts were called "inflammatory" "protest material" and generally caused havoc we did not expect or intend.

  • the site next to the Leonora detention facility

  • Leonora detention facility, housing 140 unaccompanied teenage boys

  • Main street of Leonora, lunchtime on a Monday!

  • Leonora pool and rec centre

    Around 5 minute walk from detention facility. No-one using it on the 3 weekdays I had a look. Only a handful of the boys detained in Leonora have used this terrific facility in the past 7 months (it has pools, squash courts, gym and the basketball area shown)

  • Leonora May 2012

    The terrific, very new looking bowling green in Leonora, five minute walk to detention facility, not one of the detainees had used this green. On the three sunny days I was in town, I saw no-one on the greens at all.

  • $800 return Perth - Leonora on a super noisy plane where most passengers have their own earplugs! 830km trip, we stopped at Laverton to pick up / drop off !