Petition to Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Hon. Peter Dutton MP
Grant Visitor Visas to family of terminally ill man
We all want our loved ones around when we get sick. But what if having your family there was literally a matter of life or death? Back home in Pakistan, Khadim Hazara lived a peaceful life with his wife and children. He worked for the government and volunteered in his spare time. However, following his nephew’s murder in 2008, Khadim began to receive death threats. Khadim is of Hazara ethnicity, a group who have faced systematic persecution for thousands of years. Khadim knew that his home was sadly no longer safe and was forced to leave his family and flee to Australia. Khadim has been accepted by the Australian Government as a refugee. However, because Khadim was forced to travel by boat in order to save his life, the government are choosing to deny him the right to bring his family here. Khadim has never met his youngest son, Noyan, who was born after he fled Pakistan. This situation has been extremely stressful for Khadim and sadly has taken its toll on his health. Although he was fit and healthy before he fled, Khadim has now been diagnosed with terminal end stage liver disease. He is waiting for a transplant. Khadim’s doctors believe that he has a good chance of survival if he receives a new liver, except for one thing. Doctors have told him that without the physical and emotional support of his family post-operation, he is much less likely to survive. Their experience shows that recovery and survival rates are much, much higher for those who have family around to care for them. His wife and children only need to be in Australia for 12 months. They speak English and have savings to cover all the costs of their stay. Khadim misses his wife and children desperately. They speak every day. Before Khadim’s health deteriorated, he was a dedicated volunteer, committed to contributing to the Australian community. With the care and support of his family, Khadim will again be able to give back to the community that offered him protection. We are calling on the Minister of Immigration to allow Khadim’s family to come to Australia to save his life.
Petition to Bill Shorten
Humanity for Asylum Seekers, Australia’s Values At Stake
I am appalled by the Turnbull, Dutton, One Nation Alliance and their cruelty to refugees and asylum seekers. Join me to ask the ALP to refuse to support the Government's latest proposal to ban entry to Australia forever to refugees who arrived by boat from mid July 2013, most who are currently in detention on Nauru and Manus Island. Legislation to determine that defenceless men, women and children held political hostage on Manus & Nauru will always be denied entry to Australia, shows the Government’s commitment to cruelty and punishment. If the Prime Minister wants to show consistency in the values which affect his policies, why doesn’t he back date the ban on ‘Boat People’ to 1788 ? The Turnbull, Dutton, One Nation Alliance shows no human decency in contrast to Australians who still hold dear the values that build civil societies, that respect human rights and the Australian fair-go. We want responsibility for human rights firmly embedded in political circles. We want politicians to display moral integrity and compassion by standing up for vulnerable asylum seekers. We want the ALP to have the courage to say ‘We are ashamed of the depths to which this Alliance has taken our country, we refuse to pass this draconian legislation.’
Petition to Greek Asylum Service, Greek Government, European Asylum Support Office, European Court of Human Rights, European Union, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, The Court of Cassation (Greece)
Please help Roauf obtain justice in Greece
Roauf Khalil Aqayi is from Iran. He has worked tirelessly as a humanitarian for more than ten years. During this time he tolerated intimidation, injustice, threats, suffering and non-physical torture. This almost led him to madness and death for many years. Roauf was an asylum seeker for around two years in Iraqi Kurdistan. He has now been an asylum seeker in Greece for about nine months. Roauf gave hundreds of documents to the asylum service during his interview. The documents confirmed almost everything that he claimed however, despite this he has not been accepted as a refugee in Greece, because they could not understand why he is still alive and well, after years of humanitarian and human rights activities in Iran. The authorities confirmed that he changed his religion many years ago from Islam to "Unitarian Universalism". Roauf also wrote and published a philosophical book entitled "Zero Present Theory" that rejects ideas of God, heaven and hell that are present in some religions such as Islam. Due to the extent of the documentary evidence, it is likely that Roauf will face death penalty if he is returned to Iran. Roauf has even received death threats due to a humanitarian help, in the greek refugees camp. Due to the above we support Roauf and request Greek Asylum Service, Greek Government, Supreme Court of Greece, European Asylum Support Office, European Court of Human Rights, European Union, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to make decision justly and not to send him back to Iran where his life will be in serious danger.
Petition to chandpur , dhaka , sirajganj , gaibandha , jessore , khulna , barisal , barisal , sherpur , mymensingh , netrokona , dhaka.12
Prevent the Myanmar and Bangladesh Rohingya Refugee Deal
The Bangladesh and Myanmar Governments have just signed a deal that will return Rohingya refugees from the Bangladesh border back to Myanmar. The Rohingya have just escaped from Myanmar from what the U.S and the U.N have described as "ethnic cleansing". These people have been seeking refuge for the past 25 years from the harassment and violence they have faced from the Government of Myanmar. These people need refuge in Bangladesh and the only way to get this is with your signature. This petition will go to ministers currently in office in Bangladesh to prevent the deal to go ahead. For more information and to donate, head to: https://www.unrefugees.org.au/emergency-response/rohingya
Petition to Malcolm Turnbull
Accept NZ's Offer To Take 150 Refugees
New Zealand has offered to resettle 150 certified refugees who remain locked up in Australian offshore detention centres. In the short term, NZ's offer is the best hope for some on Manus to escape the extreme inhumane conditions they are currently subjected to. It is frankly embarrassing that NZ has to step in to help settle people who are our responsibility. In the press announcement Turnbull states that Australia plans to conclude the US refugee deal before considering NZ's offer but gives zero reason why accepting NZ's offer should be dependent on finishing the US deal. For Malcolm Turnbull to turn down the NZ offer on such spurious grounds is disgusting. For more information see ABC's article on the rejection (note the ABC use the term "asylum seekers" but the offer is actually about people found to be refugees). There is also another petition you should go sign calling NZ's PM Jacinda Ardern to just go ahead and help the Manus regfugees without Australian's say so (PNG has ruled that legally refugees on Manus Island are PNG's responsibility so NZ could make a deal directly with PNG).Cover image by Anne Moon.
Petition to Peter Dutton
Humanity for Manus Island Refugees & Asylum Seekers
Humanity for the Manus Island Refugees & Asylum Seekers The Email that will be sent from your signature is as follows: Minister Dutton, As an Australian citizen represented by your Government, I respectfully urge you to take the appropriate actions to ensure the safety and security of the asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island. I also request that you urge the Prime Minister to accept the generous offer of resettlement made by New Zealand. Seeking asylum is not against the law. These people need our help. Australian citizens have demonstrated that they want to help, donating their own money to provide food and water for these refugees. With the news that the Australian Government has blocked this support, I am left wondering, what is the point of a Government if they won’t support the will of the people they represent? What is the point of being a human being if we do not help others? We’re all in this together. We can’t turn a blind eye to the injustice of the world. Even if it is not our fault directly, we are complicit in their suffering. History is watching us closely. Please do something. Regards,
Petition to Peter Dutton
Stand up for what makes the US and Australia great
President Trump’s Executive Order has rejected many of the values that our countries share. He's announced a complete ban on Syrian refugees and an indefinite ban on others fleeing danger and more than halved the number of refugees able to start a new life in the US. This decision goes against the grain of our common values. The values that say we treat people equally and with respect no matter where they come from. We help people in danger, give them a fair go and always lend a hand. These values are reflected on America’s iconic Statue of Liberty, ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free’. With the US pulling back from these values we need to demonstrate our strong support for them. Ask Minister Dutton to increase the refugee intake from 13,750 to 30,000 each year so we can help the people in need the US has turned its back on.