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Scott Morrison has released the official "review into Manus Island riot"
The following article will convince you that the detention centre must be closed
click on review into manus island riot
write to your local member and the Minister for Immigration
Letters to Luke Hartsuyker MP at 39 Little Street, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
address for Scott Morrison
Suite 102, Level 1 (PO Box 1306), 30 The Kingsway, Cronulla NSW 2230
Tel : (02) 9523 0339, Fax : (02) 9523 8959
Senators decide how they can be contacted. Some like Senator Faulkner offers an email address, others like Doug Cameron allows contact through "www.aph.gov.au" which provides a form to allow you to ask a question of the senator.
Sam Dastyari does not offer a facility to contact him, so we have created an email address for him., but do not know if he will receive the email.
This is an interesting reflection on the way the system works!
click on "Federal Opposition" Button for letters already sent to the Labor NSW senators and replies.
signed petitions for Chilout
wrote letters and cards
took away fact sheets
bought products to raise funds
donated to Chilout
Many people were shocked when they read the facts about the off shore detention centres and wondered why the problem is being ignored by the mainstream media.
Scroll down to see Chilout Free the Children Register
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|read the fact sheets|
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Rural Australians for Refugees will have a stall at the Bellingen Community markets on Saturday 17 May 2014
Scott Morrison and the Australian Border Farce
How much “loving kindness” can we show to Asylum Seekers?
Why are refugees from Afghanistan and Africa clamouring to settle in the town of Swan Hill in regional Victoria?
In 2013 the Scanlon Foundation's social cohesion studies showed that 25% of us have negative sentiments towards migrants from The Middle East, and that 28-45% of us are troubled by Muslims. These numbers are growing, but not in Swan Hill.
If Swan Hill is a litmus test of our national psyche the results may surprise you. So what is it about this Mallee town on the edge of the Murray that is causing it to buck the national trend? Is it the long running youth theatre project Marruk Marruk? Is it Harmony Day? Or is it the ladies at golf who need help with their gardening?
Lyn Gallacher ventures beyond the pioneer settlement, the giant cod in the car park and the paddle steamers to meet the town behind the tourist brochure and what she discovers is a town that's changed a lot since she was a child.