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

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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

This petition was delivered to:
  • 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


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