Let's get #KidsOffNauru

Let's get #KidsOffNauru

After months of campaigning to get Kids Off Nauru, we joined others to deliver a petition of 170,000 signatures to the crossbench in Parliament, led by its newest mebmer - Kerryn Phelps.

Since then, things have been moving quickly, and Kerryn Phelps has announced her intention to put forward 'The Urgent Medical Treatment Bill' in Parliament to compel the Federal government to medically transfer anyone, not just children, from Nauru or Manus Island if two treating  doctors recommend it.

With increasingly loud voices inside and out of Parliament opposing the torturous and cruel policy of offshore processing, this is our ...

After months of campaigning to get Kids Off Nauru, we joined others to deliver a petition of 170,000 signatures to the crossbench in Parliament, led by its newest mebmer - Kerryn Phelps.

Since then, things have been moving quickly, and Kerryn Phelps has announced her intention to put forward 'The Urgent Medical Treatment Bill' in Parliament to compel the Federal government to medically transfer anyone, not just children, from Nauru or Manus Island if two treating  doctors recommend it.

With increasingly loud voices inside and out of Parliament opposing the torturous and cruel policy of offshore processing, this is our best chance yet to transfer ill people off Nauru and Manus and save lives. We need to #BackTheBill.

If the ALP and a number of moderate Liberals, who have previously spoken out, support this bill, we can get it through the Parliament. 

But we need to show them the public support them. And we need to act fast as this will be voted on this coming Monday.

That's why we need you to call your local MP today to ask them to #BackTheBill

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Call your MP and ask them to #BackTheBill

Today the crossbench will introduce 'The Urgent Medical Treatment Bill' to Parliament. We need 1000s of people to call their local Labor and Liberal MP to show both the major parties that we need to #BackTheBill to get  the remaining #KidsOffNauru and urgently transfer critically ill people off Nauru and Manus island ensure lives are saved!

Thanks for taking a few minutes to help get an important bill to pass Parliament improving the medical transfer process to save lives.

Before you call your local Federal Member of Parliament, here's a few tips.

  • If you're using your mobile, call using speakerphone, so you can still read these tips.
  • Start by introducing yourself, and tell them which suburb you live in within their electorate.
  • You will probably be talking to someone in their staff.
  • Be kind ...

Thanks for taking a few minutes to help get an important bill to pass Parliament improving the medical transfer process to save lives.

Before you call your local Federal Member of Parliament, here's a few tips.

  • If you're using your mobile, call using speakerphone, so you can still read these tips.
  • Start by introducing yourself, and tell them which suburb you live in within their electorate.
  • You will probably be talking to someone in their staff.
  • Be kind and respectful but tell them exactly how you feel.
  • Ask questions about what your MPs position is and if supportive, what they are going to do about it.

Key points to raise are:

  • You are calling to ask your MP to support Kerryn Phelps' 'Urgent Medical Transfers Bill' to improve the medical trasnfer process for those on Nauru and Manus Island
  • There is a medical crisis in offshore detention, particularly for those children who have been held on Nauru for over 5 years
  • We have seen 12 people die in offshore detention over the last 5 years - clealry the medical treatment on Nauru and Manus isn't working
  • We cannot let another person die in Australian-funded offshore detention, we have a moral and legal responsibility to act.
  • Regardless of your opinion on offshore processing, nobody wants to see critically ill people, particularly children, fail to get the medical treatment they need.

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