SHOW YOU CARE
Do you want to join the growing number of Australians who want both sides of the government to cease the inhumane treatment of people seeking asylum? The #IamWithYou campaign, launched on World Refugee Day 2016, is how you can show that you welcome refugees and want better treatment for the people seeking protection in Australia. Why do our policies continue to be unfair to people who seek our protection? It is because the policy makers believe that we, the people asking for change, only represent a small section of Australian society. We think it’s time to show them they’re wrong. We want to keep showing our support for people’s right to safety. As the groundswell grows, this website will become a testament to the fact that it’s time for change, and we’re not going away until we get it.
WATCH VIDEO-HOW TO TAKE ACTION
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN
1. SPREAD THE WORD: SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN WITH FRIENDS AND GET THEM INVOLVED TOO. USE THE HASHTAG #IAMWITHYOU.
2. PLACE A POSTER IN THE COMMUNITY, AT WORK OR AT HOME.
TAKE ACTION-ADD YOUR VOICE
Active Voices Tally
Read the messages of support from around Australia
I have always known that Australia is a humane, tolerant society that welcomes and cherishes the contribution of refugees and abhors the callous cruelty being dished out to these vulnerable people in the name of “border protection”. Today we all need to stand together and show this to those who would use division and fear
Journalist, Bruce, Victoria
I am a real Australian and I welcome refugees to our country. I am appalled by the successive governments treatment of refugees, so I do what I can to make refugees feel welcome in Australia from small things like getting socks to providing accommodation in my home. I also volunteer my time in refugee organisations
Retired Teacher, Narre Warren North, VIC
This campaign is being conducted by Friends of Refugees, in coalition with advocacy groups and community organisations around Australia. The full list of organisations who have partnered with this campaign can be found on our supporters page. If an organisation you represent would like to be added to this list, or if you have any enquiries, please contact us.
Yes! I believe that all people seeking asylum in Australia must always be treated with dignity and respect, and need to be properly supported as they rebuild their lives. I add my voice to call upon policy makers to change the current inhumane asylum policies.