Thursday, 16 August 2018

Let Them Stay

'Churches to provide support to refugees to prevent them being forced back to danger'

(Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce statement, August 30, 2017)

The Very Reverend Peter Catt, Anglican Dean of Brisbane, and also Chair of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce, has called on Australians to support a network of agencies who will provide necessary shelter and support to refugees whose income support and accommodation has been removed by the Turnbull government. Launching an appeal for funds, he said it would ensure people who have come to Australia seeking safety and protection will be supported, so that they will not choose to return to places of harm through desperation

"(This week) over forty men and women went into an appointment with immigration, emerging penniless, without housing and terrified of returning to harm on Manus and Nauru. Among them were pregnant women and women who came to Australia for treatment after being sexually assaulted on Nauru. We will not stand by and allow them to be made destitute and forced back to danger on Nauru. When this government is cruel, the community will be kind."

Australians can donate to the appeal at

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