#BringThemHere

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull & Immigration Minister Peter Dutton

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In recent weeks we have seen further evidence of the horrifying treatment of people seeking asylum in Australia’s cruel, off-shore detention system.

The Guardian Australia has released 2000 leaked documents detailing horrifying levels of abuse on Nauru. Once again, all eyes are on the government to see how they respond to this proof of large-scale abuse, including of children.

Amnesty Australia and Human Rights Watch released a report detailing our government’s secretive system of deliberate abuse on Nauru.

These abuses should never have occurred. Now, they must end. The government must bring those in its abusive detention camps to safety immediately.

The entire policy is falling apart - the legal permissions, and the political and corporate support for the camps, are all disappearing. But the government is pretending everything is fine, and the camps are still open. Now the human cost is again laid bare.

As a community we cannot turn away and ignore the deplorable situation our government has created. It is time to end the system of abuse and bring people to safety in our community.

Whether it's Nauru or Manus Island, it's clear the Australian Government's abusive detention regime is in a state of complete and utter chaos – and it's harming people.

The Australian Government has been avoiding facing the reality of its own policy's failure. Now, we, as a community, must show them the way forward.

#LetThemStay showed that more people than ever supported allowing people seeking asylum already in Australia to move into our communities. Now, we must prove definitively that our shared compassion extends to those on Manus Island and Nauru – and that the government must follow the public, and bring those in its abusive camps to safety in Australia.

Take action. Sign our petition calling on our government to #BringThemHere.

To: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull & Immigration Minister Peter Dutton
From: [Your Name]

To the Prime Minister and Immigration Minister,

Mounting evidence – from doctors, lawyers, and the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea – has shown your policy of mandatory offshore detention is immoral, abusive and illegal.

It has never been clearer that the camps on Manus Island and Nauru must be closed, and the people who have suffered in them be treated with compassion and dignity.

Please take this opportunity to do the right thing by those the Australian government has imprisoned for years, and allow them to start rebuilding their lives in safety, in our communities.

Bring them here.