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Plea from a man inside MITA Detention Centre

THE STORY OF MY LIFE IN DETENTION – A WORTHLESS HUMAN BEING Please let me relate my story in the hope that I could solicit your support to bring some meaning to my life.  At present, after 37 months in detention, I feel that I am “a worthless human being”, to my beloved wife and daughter; a daughter, who I have not seen, except in photographs. I was able to share my love and affection with my wife for eleven…

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Petition to protest the indefinite detention of Ranjini and her children

Ranjini and her two children aged 6 and 8 have been taken by the Australian government and placed in ‘indefinite detention’, without charge, without trial, without appeal. Please find the link to the GetUp! petition which will be delivered to Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and Immigration Minister Chris Bowen demanding to ensure no person in Australia should be held indefinetely without charge, trial or appeal. We urge all our members to sign this appeal and pass it on to family and…

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Sign the petition to end mandatory detention

Act For Peace are calling for people to sign their petition to end mandatory detention.  Click on the link below to add your voice. Petition to end mandatory detention World Wide Statistics (UNHCR, 2008): • There are an estimated 15.2 million refugees, 26 million IDPs and 827,000 asylum seekers waiting to be processed, worldwide. 6.6 million people are considered stateless; that is, they have no country that recognises them as citizens. The UN refers to these people as ‘people of…

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Help host asylum seekers through Homestay

The Government’s decision to issue asylum seekers with bridging visas to live in the community while their claims are being assessed is a reform we’ve waited a long time to see. The community sector is working hard to make these new arrangements a success. If you have a spare room in your house, here’s your chance to help. Anyone willing to host an asylum seeker in their home for a six-week period can now register with the Australian Homestay Network…

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