Petition: End Mandatory Detention

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Mandatory detention of asylum seekers is a cruel and ineffective deterrence policy.

Australia is a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that all people have the right to seek asylum.

Under international law, no asylum seeker is an 'illegal', and no mode of arrival is 'illegal'.

People who arrive in Australia by boat have the right to seek asylum in Australia, and Australia is legally obligated to provide that asylum. 

Current policies of deterrence and offshore processing are cruel and ineffective, and Australia can do better. We have alternatives - community detention and bridging visas - which allow people to live in the community while their claims are assessed and until they can be given permanent visas.

We call upon the Turnbull Government to end the mandatory detention of asylum seekers who arrive by boat.

 

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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-21 18:16:41 +1000
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  • signed 2017-09-21 18:16:19 +1000
    The Australian Government is a disgrace! This shameful, inhumane detention must end, and these people must not be forced back to the unsafe countries they left, or left in limbo in PNG where they will not be safe. Bring them here!
  • signed 2017-06-07 13:29:00 +1000
  • signed 2017-03-15 21:06:35 +1100
    Please end mandatory detention now
  • signed 2017-03-12 11:24:26 +1100
  • signed 2017-03-07 12:22:12 +1100
    It shames all of us that our government – in our name – is so deliberately cruel to people who come from dangers that we can’t even imagine, seeking our help.
  • signed 2016-07-03 18:38:52 +1000
    I am distraught what the Australian government does to fellow human beings – Instead of showing compassion, they lock them up. Shame on you!
  • signed 2016-07-01 16:26:14 +1000
  • signed 2016-06-30 00:08:09 +1000
  • signed 2016-06-28 05:19:55 +1000
    Madia Baboula
  • @vckkpts tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-27 21:40:31 +1000
  • signed 2016-06-27 21:39:41 +1000
    Please process these off shore refugees it is cruel and inhumane and highly xenophobic to treat people like this.
  • signed 2016-06-24 18:50:19 +1000
    Lisa May
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 18:50:06 +1000
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  • signed via 2016-06-24 09:06:26 +1000
    I used to be proud to be Australian – not any more!
  • signed 2016-06-23 13:38:41 +1000
    Not in my name
  • signed 2016-06-20 12:46:13 +1000
    Ian Taylor
  • signed 2016-06-20 11:11:43 +1000
  • signed 2016-06-12 03:36:53 +1000
  • signed via 2016-05-31 13:47:07 +1000
  • signed 2016-05-30 14:07:46 +1000
  • signed via 2016-05-30 13:53:49 +1000
    Every person has the right to seek asylum. I hang my head in shame at our Australian Governments treatment of those who seek a right to live in peace, and are desperate enough to get on boats as a last resort.
  • signed via 2016-05-30 11:55:28 +1000
  • signed via 2016-05-30 11:55:00 +1000
  • signed 2016-05-30 11:31:03 +1000
  • signed 2016-05-23 12:28:01 +1000
    The Australian Government’s treatment of asylum seekers is nothing short of torture. We must demand our Govt show greater humanity to people desperate enough to risk their lives in unsafe boats.
  • signed 2016-05-15 00:03:52 +1000
    Thank you for a sensible and compassionate plan. This needs to happen as soon as possible. URGENT!!!!!
  • signed 2016-04-11 12:00:06 +1000
  • signed 2016-02-23 14:04:56 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-08 18:44:33 +1100
    Aedan Roberts