The GetUp petition needs more signatures…now.
A Senate Committee reviewing the proposed offshore refugee processing law has recommended it be rejected entirely, or at least seriously amended and politicians from all the major parties – including 10 Coalition backbenchers – have serious concerns.
Participatory democracy website www.getup.org.au is working hard to get 50,000 signatures before a final vote on the legislation this week.
Last Wednesday representatives from every major party stood together to receive the 32,000-strong ‘GetUp‘ petition to amend or reject the law but they say they urgently need more support to stand firm.
GetUp is now pulling out all stops for a show of public support and have published the note below that can be used if you choose.
I’ve just taken part in a national petition to stop Australia’s refugee laws from being changed for the worse, and we’re now aiming for a target of 50,000 signatures before Parliament votes this week.
The petition calls on Senators to reject a new law that would send all asylum-seekers who arrive by boat, including children, into detention overseas. Already more than 30,000 Australians have signed it.
Politicians from every major party have expressed deep concerns about this law. But for these decision-makers to stay strong, and demand serious reforms or vote against it, they urgently need our support.
Please join me in taking a stand, and sign the petition by clicking on the link below.