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Medevac Call to Action
A government that has no empathy for people in need of critical medical care is a government that doesn’t deserve to govern. The Medevac repeal will damage lives. It is a heartless action that shows complete disdain for humanity. – Stirling Griff, Centre Alliance Senator
The Morrison Government’s inhumanity on stark display today. Leaving refugees locked up in PNG and Nauru, even when they are sick is barbaric and cruel. This is politics at its worst. Using innocent and fragile people lives as pawns. Not in my name. – Sarah Hanson-Young, Greens Senator
We support and thank those who voted to keep the Medevac Bill, and for their work on the issue, especially Adelaide Senators Stirling Griff, Rex Patrick and Sarah Hanson-Young who have been particularly vocal. If we could ask for just a bit more of your time it would be to get in contact and thank them for their work. We suggest personalised emails as they are the most effective, but we have included a draft below, or you can call using the phone numbers listed.
Senator Sarah Hanson-Young:
Parliament office: (02) 6277 3430
Electorate office: (08) 8227 0425
Senator Stirling Griff:
Parliament office: (02) 6277 3128
Electorate office: (08) 8212 1409
Senator Rex Patrick:
Parliament office: (02) 6277 3785
Electorate office: (08) 8232 1144
Dear Senator Hanson-Young,
Today marked a sad day in Australian history with the repeal of the Medevac Bill.
I live in South Australia and wanted to take the time to thank you for your vocal support of the Bill. It is disheartening that the majority of the government voted to repeal it, but knowing we have people in the Senate who care and are willing to stand up and defend the rights of refugees is encouraging.
I hope a solution or alternative to this repeal will be found and enacted as quickly as possible, and I also thank you in advance for your involvement in that.
Thank you for your continued support. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about this process. Call (08) 8210 8171 or email email@example.com.
Volunteers play an essential role in our organisation. We could not do our work without you.
Below is a list of specific volunteer opportunities. We'll still do a call out from time to time, but keep an eye out to see where you can get involved. For more details or to volunteer please get in touch on (08) 8210 8171, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need editors to work on an exciting project centred around refugees' journeys to Australia. We have 17 written interviews with refugees in Adelaide that need editing, and will then be turned into visual stories. Six have already been edited. Our aim is to engage the viewer to relate to these stories on a human level and reflect on the positive impacts refugees have on the community in Australia. We will showcase these on social media and our website.
Commitment: work on as few or as many stories as you'd like
When: ongoing, completion ideally by 31 October
Write about your experiences volunteering
We'd love to hear what you're doing within the sector in SA or Australia wide. You may have lived experience, or experiences working with people seeking asylum or refugees. We'll include what you've written on our blog and potentially social media. Send us an email at email@example.com, and let us know if you want to remain anonymous.
We have a range of long-term volunteer opportunities available. Some are self-directed and can be worked on from home, while others may require you to come to the J4RSA office and work more closely with the coordinator. Each involves a variety of skills, including editing, writing, researching and grant applications. If you’re interested get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (08) 8210 8171.
Commitment: ongoing, with potential for self-direction
Our members work together to provide support, education and advocacy for refugees and people seeking asylum in South Australia. We are likeminded individuals and organisations who care about the dignity and human rights of others. Find out more about what we do and how to join.
Justice for Refugees SA is made of up committed and hard-working individuals and organisations who generously give their time and expertise. You may volunteer across a range of areas, including events, research, advocacy, administration, campaigning, communication, finance and grant writing. Whether you’re interested in organising a movie screening fundraiser or helping with a letter drop at election time, join us as a member or contact us to talk about how you can help.
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