#toNZ Stage 3

October 5 – October 21

Continue actions listed in previous post.

ACTION 1 – Andrew Wilkie Legislation: REFUGEE PROTECTION BILL

Andrew Wilkie is introducing his Refugee Protection Bill on Monday morning October 21. There is a copy of the Bill is on the Rural Australian’s for Refugees (RAR) website. If you can be in the Parliament House Gallery on the 21st please let RAR know.

  • Email your local Member of Parliament and ask them to support the Refugee Protection Bill
  • Continue social media #toNZ
  • Download postcards from RAR website and distribute them on street and farmers’ market stalls. Ask people to sign the cards and pay for a stamp and then post to your MP.

October 13 – October 20

  • Media releases and letters to media. Eg Australia must find a solution to offshore detention………the costs are immense approximately $500,000 per detainee per year.
  • Continue social media #toNZ
  • Social media support Refugee Protection Bill
  • ·Stories to talk back radio regarding Asylum Seekers on Manus include Medivac stories.

Monday OCTOBER 21 –

Refugee Protection Bill. Meet outside parliament house at time to be advised on October 21.

Stay strong. Build alliances. Be persistent.

Further action

The Medivac Repeal Bill is expected to go to the Senate during the weeks commencing either the 11th or 25th of November. RAR is proposing that at the commencement of either of these weeks (whichever is appropriate that an ALL Night Vigil be held). Details to be forwarded shortly.

Please contact rar.australia@gmail.com to register interest.