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Now is the time for the Australian Government to support the people of Afghanistan by increasing humanitarian visas to at least 20,000 Afghans this year.
It is important that the government hears from you now, so the community’s interest and concern for the Afghan people is obvious.
- your local Federal Member of Parliament or your State Senators (find the contact details here)
- Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews at Karen.Andrews.MP@aph.gov.au or on 02 6277 7860
- Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke through his contact form or on 02 6277 7700 and
- the Prime Minister Scott Morrison through this online form or on 02 6277 7700.
Ask respectfully that they take action in the following ways:
- Increase the humanitarian visa quota with a one-off intake of 20,000 people from Afghanistan.
- Ensure the safety of refugees from Afghanistan on temporary protection visas by providing them with permanent protection visas so they may remain safely in Australia.
- Provide a pathway for refugees in Australia from Afghanistan to apply to reunite with their families in Australia.
There are thousands of refugees from Afghanistan in Australia and many in our ASC community. Our hearts are with them and their families as they face the winding back of rights for women, democracy and a free media. The danger for women and girls, and members of the Hazara and other minority communities should make them a top priority for our government’s protection.
We urge you to take action today.