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SNAP Action: Turnbull receiving immigration prize from Rudd.

 

This reads like a distasteful Daily Mash Article! The Prime Minister of Australia who locks refugees up for years on G4S run detention centres on remote islands, where some have been killed and assaulted, is receiving an award for his “non-discriminatory immigration policy” from Amber Rudd!!!

What the actual frack! If you can make this after work tomorrow (Mon 5.30pm) please please go and lend support to the demonstration. ~ Lorraine Inglis
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#CloseTheCamps #WelcomeRefugees

SNAP Action: Turnbull receiving immigration prize from Rudd.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be in London on Monday to receive an award from a right-wing think-tank for “maintaining Australia’s non-discriminatory immigration program.” The Disraeli Prize from the Policy Exchange will be presented by the Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

The London branch of the IAAMD is organising a snap action outside this award ceremony to spread the message that Australia’s immigration policy is a source of international shame and should be condemned, not lauded.

WHEN: 5.30pm Monday 10 July 2017
WHERE: Policy Exchange, 8-10 Great George St., Westminster SW1P 3AE

Australia’s immigration program has resulted in the forced and indefinite incarceration of tens of thousands of people. Some 2000 remain in limbo on Manus Island and Nauru, where numerous deaths have resulted from violent assault, self-immolation, and preventable septicemia. The Moss Report found that Australia’s policies have also resulted in the systematic sexual abuse of women and children.

Yet the Turnbull government still refuses to allow these people to be brought to Australia. Instead, it is attempting to bribe people, including those with official refugee status, back to the warzones and state repression from which they fled. It’s likely that only a handful (if any!) will be accepted into Trump’s America under the deal Turnbull signed with Obama just before last November”s presidential election.

Australia has been roundly condemned for human rights abuses within its network of immigration detention centres by prominent international organisations including UNHCR, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and most recently, in June 2017, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The Australian Ambassador Alexander Downer – who in 2001 as John Howard’s Foreign Minister was one of the architects of Australia’s first “Pacific Solution” detention regime – was recently appointed as a trustee of Policy Exchange and it is believed that he will use this position to bring new ideas from the Australian conservative agenda into the Tory Party.

Australians living overseas are standing up in the name of human rights of all asylum seekers. We are calling on the Australian government to immediately close all detention centres, return all asylum seekers to mainland Australian, reopen community processing facilities and reconsider the policy of mandatory detention.

#CloseTheCamps #WelcomeRefugees

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More info:
The Disraeli Prize at the Policy Exchange: https://policyexchange.org.uk/pxevents/2017-disraeli-prize/
Malcolm Turnbull to be awarded UK prize for immigration program: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jul/07/malcolm-turnbull-to-be-awarded-prize-for-immigration-program?CMP=soc_567
Alexander Downer as new Tory party thought leader: https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/06/tories-desperately-need-new-ideas-keep-corbyn-power/

A Cruel, Inhuman and Unlawful Punishment
The Australian government is leading the world with its harsh treatment of asylum seekers, denying the right to seek asylum in Australia. Instead, those who arrive by boat are indefinitely and illegally detained in offshore detention camps on the Pacific Islands of Manus (PNG) and Nauru.

These camps are violent and inhumane places. Prof. Brian Owler, former president of the Australian Medical Association, in 2016 described the conditions in the camps as a ‘state-sanctioned form of child abuse’, leading to ‘extreme levels of physical, emotional, psychological, and developmental distress’ for both children and adults alike. The stories that emerge from the camps include tales of ongoing and systematic sexual abuse and the premature death of a number of refugees because of a lack of access to adequate health care. Most asylum seekers have been denied access to a fair process and have been left to languish in detention for years without hope. Two asylum seekers set themselves on fire in Nauru in 2016. Another was brutally beaten to death by security guards on Manus Island.

More recently, many of these asylum seekers have been forcibly repatriated to the war-torn countries they have fled. Australia is the only government in the world that has returned asylum seekers to Syria.

For more information, go to: http://closethecamps.wordpress.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/AustraliansAlliesOverseasAgainstMandatoryDetention/

 

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