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End offshore processing; Reject the 'Pacific Solution'
  • Petitioned The Speaker and Members of the House of Reps

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The Speaker and Members of the House of Reps

End offshore processing; Reject the 'Pacific Solution'

    1. Petition by

      Refugee Action Coalition NSW


The Labor Government has recently reimplemented the worst of John Howard's refugee policies - the 'Pacific Solution'. This means the reopening of detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island.

Under the new plan to give 'no advantage' to refugees people who arrive by boat seeking asylum could be locked up in these offshore detention centres for five years or more. There are no time limits on detention.

Please sign the petition and demand the government:
• Reject offshore processing on Nauru, Manus Island or Malaysia
• Commit to processing asylum applicants onshore and resettling refugees in Australia
• Substantially increase Australia's resettlement quota for UNHCR recognised refugees in Indonesia and Malaysia, in addition to processing the asylum claims of people who arrive by boat
• Take measures to ensure that asylum boat journeys are safe, such as ceasing the practice of destroying and intercepting boats and escorting boats to the Australian mainland for processing

Thank you!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. A Weekend of Protest on Nauru

      Refugee Action Coalition NSW
      Petition Organizer
      A Weekend Of Protest On Nauru | newmatilda.com

      asylum seekers Asylum seekers detained on Nauru mounted hunger strikes and protests over the weekend. Even though communications are restricted, reports of dreadful conditions are emerging from the facility, writes Adam Brereton As the situation on Nauru grows more desperate, detainees have mounted a weekend of hunger strikes and protests against poor conditions and facilities, especially health care and first aid.


    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      In countries where people have to flee their homes because of persecution and violence, political solutions must be found, peace and tolerance restored, so that refugees can return home. In my experience, going home is the deepest wish of most refugees.

      ~ Angelina Jolie

      “Refugees have done more for my heart and my spirit than I can ever express in words.”

      ~ Angelina Jolie

    • Peta Wilson AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because broken & hurting people need our unconditional love & support. Not our racist leanings & outright selfishness.

    • Samuel Terry SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because God loves boat people.

    • Pamela Tie AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Australia is breaking International law and ignoring our responsibilities under the treatu to which we are signatory by treating those coming to our shores seeking asylum as criminals and refusing them entry to Australia.

      • about 1 year ago

      We live in a lucky country and should support others to have the same opportunities. The vast majority of these people will doubtless work hard to make a new start.


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