Federal Election 2022
J4RSA Taking Election Action
Even before the election was officially launched, Justice for Refugees SA members and supporters have been busy getting out there and taking action by meeting with their local MPs, Senators and candidates. The focus of these meetings is to raise awareness of the J4RSA Four Priorities for Change. Now with the Election Day getting closer, the pressure is on, with supporters and members continuing to meet with candidates including attending local candidate forums, and public meetings. As well as the great work of our members and supporters, J4RSA also is working in collaboration with over 140 organisations around Australia, all working together to make positive change happen for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia.
To find the electorate you are in, your local candidates and information of what is happening nationally go to the ABC Federal Election 2022 Guide
Priorities for Change
Four Priorities for Change
During this election J4RSA is focusing on four priorities for change. Each priority falls under the main umbrella of our advocacy for pathways to permanency for refugees and people seeking asylum. Please read and share the Priorities for Change document.
1. Replacing Temporary Protection Visas with a pathway to permanency.
2.Improving access to tertiary education for refugees and people seeking asylum.
3.Increasing Australia’s humanitarian, family reunion and refugee intake overall, as well as increasing the intake from Afghanistan to 20,000.
4.Ending indefinite offshore and onshore detention for refugees and people seeking asylum.
- ‘Appalling disregard’: Australia’s offshore processing slammed after leaked emails show Nauru police mocking suicide, self-harm threats Crikey 3 May 2022
Refugee children want a future in Australia. So why are they excluded from universities? The Guardian 23 April 2022
- Shadow Home Affairs Minister Kristina Keneally says the Morrison Government is lying when it claims Labor's pledge to abolish Temporary Protection Visas will see asylum boats start up again. On RN Breakfast with Patricia Karvelas 19 April 2022
- Final detainees at Melbourne’s Park hotel freed as refugee releases continue in lead-up to election. The Guardian 7 April 2022
Australia to take in 16,500 more refugees from Afghanistan ABC News 30 March 2022