Separated Families

1414 people who arrived by boat after 19 July 2013 were given bridging visas in Australia.
In an unfair lottery people on the same boats (some from the same families) were sent to Nauru.
Four years later people are still trapped.
Fathers separated from their children.
Cousins, brothers, nieces and nephews ripped apart by policy.
Nauru detention is
#NoPlace4Children.
It's #NoPlace4Anyone.
We MUST #BringThemHere and
#CloseTheCamps



1414 people who arrived by boat after 19 July 2013 were given bridging visas in Australia.
In an unfair lottery people on the same boats (some from the same families) were sent to Nauru.
Four years later people are still trapped.
Fathers separated from their children.
Cousins, brothers, nieces and nephews ripped apart by policy.
Nauru detention is
#NoPlace4Children.
It's #NoPlace4Anyone.
We MUST #BringThemHere and
#CloseTheCamps




Separated Families

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Separated families in immigration detention

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In July 2013 the then prime minister Kevin Rudd declared that no asylum seeker who comes by boat will ever be resettled in Australia. He said that they would instead be sent to Papua New Guinea or Nauru.

Despite this pledge 1414 people who arrived by boat after 19 July 2013 were given bridging visas in Australia.

In an unfair lottery people on the same boats (some from the same families) were sent to Nauru and Manus Island.

Four years later people are still trapped.

Some pregnant women (and others) have been sent to Australia for medical care, separating them from partners and children. Some fathers who were on later boats to mothers ended up in Nauru or Manus, with mothers and children in Australia.

Cousins, brothers, nieces and nephews have been ripped apart by this policy.

Children in Nauru are suffering far worse conditions than those in Australia. See Living Conditions and Health and Safety for examples.

People on Nauru and Manus are now part of a ‘people swap’ deal with the United States.

Some fathers like Arash above have been given documents asking them to renounce their rights to their children if they want to be considered for the US deal. They've been told to choose between freedom and being reunied with their families.

ChilOut joins the Refugee Council of Australia's call for #SafetyForAll.

Families must be reunited, all must be brought to Australia and granted their rights under law.

Sign the petition here.

Australia must stand up to its responsibility.

#CloseTheCamps

#BringThemHere

NOW


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In July 2013 the then prime minister Kevin Rudd declared that no asylum seeker who comes by boat will ever be resettled in Australia. He said that they would instead be sent to Papua New Guinea or Nauru.

Despite this pledge 1414 people who arrived by boat after 19 July 2013 were given bridging visas in Australia.

In an unfair lottery people on the same boats (some from the same families) were sent to Nauru and Manus Island.

Four years later people are still trapped.

Some pregnant women (and others) have been sent to Australia for medical care, separating them from partners and children. Some fathers who were on later boats to mothers ended up in Nauru or Manus, with mothers and children in Australia.

Cousins, brothers, nieces and nephews have been ripped apart by this policy.

Children in Nauru are suffering far worse conditions than those in Australia. See Living Conditions and Health and Safety for examples.

People on Nauru and Manus are now part of a ‘people swap’ deal with the United States.

Some fathers like Arash above have been given documents asking them to renounce their rights to their children if they want to be considered for the US deal. They've been told to choose between freedom and being reunited with their families.

ChilOut joins the Refugee Council of Australia's call for #SafetyForAll.

Families must be reunited, all must be brought to Australia and granted their rights under law.

Sign the petition here.

Australia must stand up to its responsibility.

#CloseTheCamps

#BringThemHere

NOW


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