"I will only give my first preference vote to a party that:
(1) supports bringing the refugees detained on Manus and Nauru to Australia, and offering them permanent protection,
(2) ensures people seeking asylum have access to education, employment and income support, allowing them to live with dignity,
(3) ends the dangerous practice of turning boats carrying people seeking asylum back to sea."
Why is this important?
In the lead up to the Federal election, it's time we sent a clear message to Australia's political parties that when it comes to our vote, abusing the rights of refugees and asylum seekers is a deal-breaker.
This pledge is written by Refugee Action Collective (Victoria). RAC Vic is a democratic, grassroots activist collective campaigning for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. We organise rallies, forums and weekly stalls in Melbourne. Our aim is to build a refugee rights movement powerful enough to win political change.
For the purposes of the Commonwealth Electoral Act (1918), petitions on this website are authorised by L. Hilakari, VTHC, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton South. Please note that authorisation does not equal endorsement.