To: Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister

No Trump in Australia!

Donald Trump is rumoured to be visiting Australia this November during the APEC summit. Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals have warmly invited him to visit, saying President Trump is welcome in Australia.

This is not okay. Malcolm Turnbull must immediately rescind Trump's invitation. His horrific treatment of migrant children, his advocacy for the gun lobby, his treatment of women and his history of dangerously divisive political rhetoric is not welcome in Australia.

We can stop President Trump from coming here. In the United Kingdom, over 1 million people signed a petition calling on the British Government to prevent Trump from visiting. Under pressure and not wanting to be embarrassed, Trump cancelled his scheduled visit.

Why is this important?

While visiting Washington last year, PM Malcolm Turnbull warmly invited President Trump to Australia. Now it seems more likely than ever, with the November APEC summit being hosted in nearby PNG.

When questioned about the rumours of President Trump visiting in November, fellow Liberal Christopher Pyne said, "We have 100 years of mateship with the United States this year, of course we would welcome him here."

We have to stop him. Trump's racism, sexism and homophobia have dangerously emboldened a violent far-right both in Australia and abroad.

Years ago, Australia made a peaceful, bipartisan decision to introduce gun controls, making our country safer for all. Trump's presence in Australia is anathema to our most cherished shared values, and would only create unnecessary tension and hostility here. He should not be afforded or extended an official state visit.

#noTrumpinOz


Reasons for signing

  • The Brits were insulted on their home soil, Trump already was disrespectful to Turnbull and Australia. We in Australia have a unique culture and directness and it is about time a country stood firm and tall. That's the Australia I belong to. America needs us just as we need them, however, it doesn't mean we need to bend to their will. If countries unite and take a stand, Trump presidency will tumble. For God's sake, grow a pair Turnbull!
  • Australia is already fast-tracking it's way to becoming a mini USA. If I wanted to live in a country like USA with it's disgustingly disturbing past history and current destruction of Human Rights, I would move there. Australia has always been unique so many ways compared to other countries but that uniqueness is being eroded with our current leaders rush to endorse and adopt all that is American.
  • I don’t welcome Trump to this country due to his lack of respect for human rights, inappropriate leadership qualities as a world leader and dictatorial tendencies.

Updates

2018-02-26 20:19:19 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-02-26 15:55:22 +1100

500 signatures reached

2018-02-26 13:25:27 +1100

100 signatures reached

2018-02-26 13:11:22 +1100

50 signatures reached

2018-02-26 13:04:29 +1100

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2018-02-26 13:01:24 +1100

10 signatures reached