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To: Minister and Shadow Minister of Transport

Ban Royal Brunei Airlines from Australia

Both the Government and Opposition should commit to a ban on Royal Brunei from flying into and out of Australia. No other country who kills gays flies to Australia: we need to ban RBA.

(https://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/asia/south-east/Pages/brunei_darussalam.aspx)

Why is this important?

The last thing you expect to happen if you board a flight from Australia - as a law abiding citizen - is to run the real risk of falling victim to a shocking law that could potentially see you jailed, or even executed. 
But that is the reality for LGBTIQ Australians now Brunei has enacted laws that could see gay people stoned to death. 
The reason? Once you are in a Brunei registered aircraft the laws of Australia won't help you - you are subject to their laws, and this law could see gay people killed. 
This petition is calling for the Federal Government to immediately cancel Royal Brunei Airlines right to land in Australia. Why should a country that executes gays be allowed to operate here and their national carrier place our citizens at risk?
No other group in the community would be expected to put up with this. We are asking for the Minister of Transport to show some courage and make a stand against this sort of hate and show the world this is not the Australian way.

How it will be delivered

We hope to get enough coverage in media, social media and beyond to ensure that both the Federal government and the Opposition commit to banning the flag carrier from Australia.

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Reasons for signing

  • No one should be treated like a lesser person based on their sexuality because of religion.
  • Equality. Pretty simple concept
  • Because this is disgusting conduct

Updates

2019-04-08 17:18:40 +1000

Latest update from Queensland!

https://qnews.com.au/queensland-government-axes-partnership-with-royal-brunei-airlines-after-anti-gay-laws/?fbclid=IwAR1RE4YLVFpaXaR0wa6UUVLuSd1afrU2CoajCsqe70zFeUSQpEaQ2Eh4G9M

2019-04-07 19:28:23 +1000

Update on the campaign to #BanRoyalBrunei
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/brunei-boycott-brands-universities-people-taking-action-2019-4?r=US&IR=T

2019-04-07 14:16:32 +1000

20,000 signatures reached

2019-04-06 20:08:56 +1100

Hear the latest update from my interview today on Joy FM about #BanRoyalBrunei https://joy.org.au/saturdaymagazine/2019/04/neil-pharaoh-brunei/

2019-04-06 02:45:15 +1100

Queensland Gov cuts tied with Royal Brunei
https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/virgin-australia-cut-staff-travel-ties-with-bruneis-national-airline/news-story/9ea12041ff38ca16b4e314a13912b201

2019-04-05 21:21:44 +1100

Thanks team, this is because of you - http://www.bandt.com.au/media/sta-travel-parts-ways-royal-brunei-airlines

2019-04-05 14:23:49 +1100

Sta Travel becomes the first major travel agent to #BanRoyalBrunei! This is because of all of you this has happened, let's keep up the pressure and send STA some Love!

2019-04-05 10:34:53 +1100

Breaking news! ROYAL ON THE PARK BRISBANE which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei has deleted its Facebook account also, keep up the pressure, write in review sites, give them one star on Google, keep it going! Great work!

2019-04-05 07:31:30 +1100

Keep up the solidarity!

https://www.out.com/politics/2019/4/04/brunei-owned-hotels-have-deleted-their-social-media-accounts

2019-04-05 07:29:30 +1100

News from activists in the UK,
https://www.out.com/politics/2019/4/04/lgbtq-activists-just-invaded-dorchester-hotel-protest-brunei

2019-04-04 12:59:28 +1100

Disgusting silence on this matter from Prime Minister Scott Morrison which I've read about in Q News. See here:

https://qnews.com.au/scott-morrison-must-condemn-bruneis-anti-gay-laws-says-campaigner-peter-tatchell/

2019-04-04 09:52:22 +1100

Virgin Australia cancels staff travel agreement with Royal Brunei -
https://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/111778344/virgin-australia-cancels-staff-travel-on-royal-brunei-over-gay-sex-laws

2019-04-04 08:25:27 +1100

Great summary of the issue of flying on SBS news https://www.sbs.com.au/news/audiotrack/lgbtiq-groups-call-brunei-ban

2019-04-03 18:27:57 +1100

More news on the proposed Ban - what do you think of Flight Centres response?https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/crime/call-to-govt-over-brunei-gay-death-penalty-ng-s-1935783

2019-04-02 09:26:51 +1100

Keen to make more of a difference - write a review at these sites:
https://www.airlinequality.com/airline-reviews/royal-brunei-airlines/
https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Airline_Review-d8729137-Reviews-Royal-Brunei-Airlines
https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/royal-brunei-airlines

2019-04-01 13:31:54 +1100

10,000 signatures reached

2019-03-30 17:02:03 +1100

The Federal Minister still hasn't provided comment to the media - if you feel passionately send his office an email:
michael.mccormack.mp@aph.gov.au

2019-03-30 17:00:14 +1100

More support globally for a boycott
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-30/george-clooney-urges-boycott-of-hotels-over-gay-sex-penalties/10955942

2019-03-30 08:48:30 +1100

Australian government should be banning the airline, not telling Australians to 'act hetrosexual'

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/smart-traveller-tells-gay-couple-concerned-about-brunei-airlines-flight-to-act-straight/news-story/dbf8eff0f76e5adc80929d01a2e8df42

2019-03-30 08:47:41 +1100

Feel like writing to their High Commissioner in Australia?
H.E. Mr Zakaria AHMAD, Brunei High Commissioner in Australia bruneihc@brunei.org.au

2019-03-30 08:41:06 +1100

Q News supporting the cause,
https://qnews.com.au/calls-for-australian-boycott-of-brunei-over-gay-death-penalty/

2019-03-30 08:38:19 +1100

ThorneHarbour Health comes out in support of the ban!
https://thorneharbour.org/news-events/media-releases/thorne-harbour-calls-for-community-to-take-action-against-bruneis-homophobic-laws/

2019-03-30 05:02:31 +1100

5,000 signatures reached

2019-03-29 07:25:21 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-03-28 22:50:37 +1100

500 signatures reached

2019-03-28 19:07:56 +1100

100 signatures reached

2019-03-28 18:33:16 +1100

50 signatures reached

2019-03-28 18:21:42 +1100

25 signatures reached

2019-03-28 18:14:55 +1100

10 signatures reached