End Inhumane Treatment Of Asylum Seekers In Australia

To: The Honorable President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled

End Inhumane Treatment Of Asylum Seekers In Australia
of 2,000 signatures
Campaign created by Geraldine Moore

Your petitioners ask that the Australian Parliament end mandatory detention and endorse the majority recommendations of the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Immigration Network 2012, in particular recommendations 22 and 23 which read:

Recommendation 22

That the Australian Government take further steps to adhere to its commitment of only detaining asylum seekers as a last resort, and for the shortest practicable time, and subject to an assessment of non-compliance and risk factors as enunciated in the New Directions policy.

Recommendation 23
That asylum seekers who pass initial identity, health, character and security checks be immediately granted a bridging visa or moved to community detention while a determination of their refugee status is completed, and that all reasonable steps be taken to limit detention to a maximum of 90 days.

Why is this important?

We are ashamed and dismayed by the Australian Government’s inhumane treatment of people seeking asylum in Australia. Asylum seekers are subjected to long-term and sometimes indefinite detention, often in remote locations. This causes anxiety, illness, self-harm and suicide. Your petitioners believe that current practices of mandatory and prolonged detention of asylum seekers are harmful, ineffective and unnecessarily costly, and are inconsistent with human rights and Australia’s own professed immigration values.

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Reasons for signing

  • hannah S. 2015-08-03 21:14:47 -0400
    I feel that Australia is breaching the declaration of human rights. These people are human !
  • Ramon Antonio R. 2015-08-03 13:42:38 -0400
    I came to Australia in 1986 under humanitarian visa; I love my home country a very poor one; however, Australia will never be like my home c ountry I miss a lot my parents, but my political involvement defending Human Rights obliged me to leave it my life became in danger, I had to seek a safe place where to begin a new life... I am so grateful to the Australian government for giving that opportunity to have a new beginning living in peace, safety and with dignity...
  • Empathetic P. 2015-06-08 20:27:33 +1000
    I signs because I am aware of the mistreatment of many asylum seekers out there. Every human has the right to flee his/her country should she/he not feel safe to be there anymore. Check the Human Rights.