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Children are drowning and the human tide of refugees continues to flow into Europe. At a time of overwhelming need, Australia can and should do more to help refugees and asylum seekers.

Last year, the announcement of 12,000 new refugee places for people from Syria and Iraq showed that Australia has the capacity to process more people in a year. But despite the ongoing need and worsening violence, this figure is scheduled to drop back to less than 17,000 places.

We are in the midst of a humanitarian crisis: there are more people displaced in the world today than ever in recorded history. And the average time spent in a refugee camp is 17 years.

Every day, tens of thousands of people flee their homes to avoid human rights abuses such as torture, persecution, armed conflict, extreme poverty and even death. Many risk – and lose - their lives trying to find safety.

Increasing the number of refugees we accept is the right thing to do, but it is only one of many steps Australia can take to help protect refugees. Australia continues to have one of the harshest refugee and asylum seeker policies in the world, which includes towing boats back to sea, keeping people in detention offshore without the possibility of gaining asylum, returning people at risk of further human rights abuse, and even rewriting the law to remove international protections.

This needs to change. Tell Prime Minister Turnbull you support Australia doing more to help refugees and asylum seekers.

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Australia needs a new humanitarian refugee policy, which includes:

  • A significant increase in the number of refugees we accept
  • Support for initiatives that promote peace and security in countries that refugees flee from
  • Investment in protection and long-term solutions for the resettlement of refugees

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Reasons For Signing

Displaced refugees is a huge global problem and they deserve safety as humans who deserves dignity, respect, freedom and safety. These people are trying to escape war-torn areas of their country by seeking safety in other countries. If they do make the dangerous journey to another country, they should have a secure spot in the country. Like in Australia, they should't be sent to islands like Manus but be accepted into the country as soon as possible. There needs to be less harsh policies.

Marnie, 2216

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Because Australia is not doing enough and it's AWFUL

Alison, 2066

All of us need peace in the world instead of war and disaster. Syrian refugees have suffered alot since the war started 2011. I would like sign the petition to get 12000 refugees to be accepted as soon as possible.

Sidori, 3047

Dear sir/madam, I am chamara. From sri lanka.33 yeare old.  my wife sithara. we have two childrens. 12 & 08 years old. My wife's have cancer in stomach in 5 years ago. I am very sad. we want to money for medicine. Pls help me. My country is very poor. I have'nt money. Pls set in job for me in your country. God bless you. Thanks, Chamara

Chamara samantha, 60160

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