• Petitioned Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott

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Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott

Enact a humane and safe solution to the Global Refugee Crisis.

    1. Anthony Jaeger
    2. Petition by

      Anthony Jaeger

      Sydney, Australia

Dear Everyone,

I have been following the refugee "crisis", "more boats arriving every day", "oh my goodness, imagine people fleeing violently oppressive countries like Afghanistan", commentary and discussion, in the papers and online, for a studious while. I have listened to the personal stories of many refugees who have come by boat, including Najeeba Wazefadost's. I have personally spoken with Najeeba and she is an outstanding Australian, one who works for the betterment of other individuals. She is an Australian who inspires other Australians and is actively involved in creating Asylum Seeker policy change: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/najeeba-wazefadost--4138536.html

Similarly, Senator Sarah-Hanson Young has shown admirably strong leadership all throughout the ensuing, painful-politically-led-rhetoric of the "major" political parties. She earnestly broke down in tears when addressing parliament in relation to the then latest boat tragedy; the boat had been besieged by the rough Australian coastal seas. She and the Greens have clever input: a New Regional Plan of Action. This will increase the amount of refugees Australia accepts and gives asylum seekers a true deterrent to despairingly hopping on a boat to Australia. Learn more about it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q4xCCRM8QU&feature=player_embedded

My thoughts are that there should be no discussion about the individuals who seek asylum in our country. Let's remember, why are they doing it? It's legal and it's for fair reasons. It's for reasons that I'd do the same.

Let's think about Australia's role here. They're not adhering to UN Refugee obligations. I would like to see one single news release published on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship's website: "Humane and Safe Solution Enacted by Australia to Help Manage the Global Refugee Crisis.:"

This would make us all happy.

Let's get behind the thoughts of Najeeba and the Greens for the enactment of a solution that is humane and safe. Let's tell Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott what we think!

Sign the petition to show your support!

Warmest Regards,

Anthony Irwin Jaeger

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    1. Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott decide not to give refugees a safe pathway

      Anthony Jaeger
      Petition Organiser

      Dear Everyone

      Unfortunately we have seen some negative developments in Australia's refugee policy. The government has decided to push for legislation that will punish innocent, legally seeking asylum individuals (women, men, children) and families.

      Many prominent individuals and human rights/refugee groups are opposed to this barbaric and inhumane legislation, as we as genuine Australian’s are too.

      Malcom Fraser and the ARSC (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre) are both "shocked and disappointed" with the Labour Government's decision: http://www.asrc.org.au/media/documents/asrc-and-fraser-response-expert-panel.pdf

      Likewise, the Greens have denounced the "solution" of indefinite detention in a remote offshore location:
      http://greensmps.org.au/campaigns/we-can-save-lives-today

      It is important we as genuine Australians band together and stand up to Julia Gillard and Tony: we do not think their "solution" is SAFE or HUMANE.

      Warmest Regards

      Anthony Irwin Jaeger

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    • Melanie Stratford BALLARAT, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      We are all human beings, lets be inclusive not exclusive. Governments should be leading by example. How can governments expect the people to behave with compassion and fairness, truthfulness and integrity when they don't. Become a greater government lead with compassion and fairness.

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    • tracy williams BALLARAT, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Empathy and compassion is required, not out of sight out of mind. We are a global communtiy now.....Embrace it rather than fear it.

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    • Anwar karemi SALISBURY NORTH, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      i think this people have no hope of live any were they have killed in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, in the way of been a Human and to live like Human. in this country they are not been treated like HUMAN. the HAZARA people have been seeking refugee to many country but no-were there are have been welcome. the boot is only hope of living they have why Julia Gillard and Tony Abbot want take this chance of live from this people

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    • ruhullah eiwaz ali SHEPPARTON, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Involves the racism that is committed by the Australian politicians against the minorities

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    • brooke watson DARWIN, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      We need to engage in the global solution strategy, not isolationist or regional but global, with compassion for individuals.

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