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Right to Refuge

Signed: 1,141
Goal: 2,000
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UPDATE Jan 2017: In light of the Trump Administration’s harmful and discriminatory Executive Order suspending the US refugee program and effectively denying safe refuge for thousands of people who urgently need the help of the United States, it’s more important than ever that the Turnbull Government steps up now and does more to respect people’s Right to Refuge!

Everyone deserves to live in safety. And everyone has the right to seek refuge when their safety and dignity is threatened.

Right now, more than 65 million people worldwide have been forced to leave their homes to be free from war and persecution. Millions more are on the move because of natural disasters and poverty.

These people seeking refuge are people like you, who have seen their lives upended by extraordinary circumstances.

In many cases, they’ve lost their homes, loved ones and life as they knew it.

As generous people, we can and should do more to help these people. But the Australian Government is choosing not to do this.

Please join us in calling on the Australian Government to step up and support people's Right to Refuge.

I support people's Right to Refuge

I support those seeking safe refuge by calling on Prime Minister Turnbull to:

1. Treat all people seeking refuge in Australia with dignity and respect, and in accordance with the Refugee Convention.

2. Increase Australia’s intake of people seeking refuge to 30,000 by 2018/19 and then to 42,000 by 2020/21, based on the current size of our population and economy

3. Increase aid to countries hosting large populations of people who have been forced to flee

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