• Petitioned The Hon. Peter Dutton MP

This petition was delivered to:

Minister for Health
The Hon. Peter Dutton MP
Prime Minister
The Hon. Tony Abbott
Leader of the Opposition
The Hon. Bill Shorten
Minister for Foreign Affairs
The Hon. Julie Bishop MP
Minister for Immigation & Border Protection
The Hon. Scott Morrison MP
Minister for Social Services
The Hon. Kevin Andrews MP
Minister for Defence
Senator David Johnson

Australian Parliament: Uphold Rights of Child Convention & End the Detention of Children!

    1. Petition by

      Australian YCS

1078 Children are currently locked up within Australia in Immigration Detention. With the recent amendments to the Migration Act their wellbeing is set to get even worse. The Parliament has not ensured a guardian for the children that will be sent 'offshore' with no-one that can advocate for their needs. There has been no legal safeguards put in place to ensure their safety, and as high school students of the same age we have serious concerns for their wellbeing. They deserve all the rights that we have in line with the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. They are not currency, or animals, and we are exploiting their lives for our gain. They have not done anything wrong and as high school students, and people of Australia WE DEMAND BETTER.

- END CHILD DETENTION
- UPHOLD THE UN CONVENTION OF THE RIGHTS OF A CHILD FOR ASYLUM SEEKER CHILDREN SO THEY CAN LIVE AND DEVELOP
- NO OFFSHORE PROCESSING

Dominique Toop, AYCS National Chairperson

17, Year Twelve Student from Perth

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    1. Reached 750 signatures

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    • Jane Bretherton SAILORS GULLY, AUSTRALIA
      • 9 months ago

      It is wrong to have children locked in detention centres. It is against the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child which we as Australians are signatories to. These children are being deprived of freedom. They are

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    • Kay McPadden BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      Saint Mary MacKillop is our founder as a group of religious women and children were ministered to in many ways, in schools, orphanages, family care. Her fire burns in us.

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    • Benjamin Salvosa AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      It is NOT these children's fault that they are here. Australia can support them and will be rewarded with productive citizens later on.

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    • Simone Wallington AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      Children do not deserve to be locked up in detention centres. Their social, emotional, physical and educational needs cannot be met in such harsh conditions. We need an independent advocate, especially for unaccompanied children, to speak out on their behalf and lobby for their release.

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    • Nadia Chaves MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      WE SHOULD NOT HAVE CHILDREN IN DETENTION

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