WhenSeptember 30, 2021 at 1:00pm - 2pm
We are all deeply troubled about the rapidly evolving situation in Afghanistan. Australia can rapidly implement a special humanitarian intake to provide safety for people - we just need our government to make it happen.
In recent weeks people have made more than 3000 calls to the Government about the situation in Afghanistan - an incredible outpouring of support.
And we're hearing that the pressure is having an effect. The government is expected to make decisions on their response in the coming weeks.
Join us via zoom on Thursday 30th September at 1pm-2pm AEST to make calls to demand that Scott Morrison provides safe passage for people fleeing the Taliban.
The Australian Government must immediately implement a substantial resettlement plan, over and above the current intake cap, to evacuate and grant protection visas for people at risk of violence and death from the Taliban.
Canada has just offered resettlement to more than 20,000 people at risk and the U.S. is accelerating their visa application process. We know that Australia can rapidly increase our humanitarian intake, we resettled 12,000 people from Syria at the height of the conflict there and opened our doors to people from Vietnam seeking safety in the 1970's. We can do it again if we let the government know our community demands safety and freedom for people from Afghanistan.
Join us via zoom on Thursday 30th September at 1pm-2pm AEST to make calls to demand a substantial resettlement plan.
Calling Parties are a fun, fast and powerful way to put pressure on our political representatives.
In this hour-long event, you will receive a briefing about the current state of play and how to make (and log) your calls, then spend about 30 minutes calling a number of senior government ministers and other politicians, before coming back together for a debrief and celebration.
RSVP now to receive the zoom link.
If we speak out now, we can provide a safe place for people from Afghanistan to rebuild their lives.