Stop these inhumane migration bills

Stop these inhumane migration bills

The Federal Government still has two three migration bills before Parliament that must be stopped.

These bills target refugees, people seeking asylum, and all migrants. If passed, these bills will have a devastating effect on some of the most vulnerable people and their families and communities.

As explained below, each bill is a unique attack on the rule of law.

Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention) Bill 2020 

This Bill gives the Minister sweeping powers to ban everyday items such as mobile phones in detention.

For many detainees their mobile phone is the only contact they have with their ...

The Federal Government still has two three migration bills before Parliament that must be stopped.

These bills target refugees, people seeking asylum, and all migrants. If passed, these bills will have a devastating effect on some of the most vulnerable people and their families and communities.

As explained below, each bill is a unique attack on the rule of law.

Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention) Bill 2020 

This Bill gives the Minister sweeping powers to ban everyday items such as mobile phones in detention.

For many detainees their mobile phone is the only contact they have with their families, friends and supporters. It’s the only way they can see their children grow up from the confines of detention. It’s a lifeline. And it’s sometimes the only way we can see into these facilities.

To remove their mobile phones is cruel and dangerous. And it infringes on the basic human rights and access to justice of all detainees.

It was make it even harder to shine a light on what occurs in detention.

The government wants to stop oversight of our notorious detention centres and leave those locked away without support. It is unconscionable.


Migration and Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill 2020

If you are deported or detained, this Bill means you may never know why. It strips away a person’s right to know and respond to a case against them, which is fundamentally against the rule of law. The Bill gives excessive power to the government and increases secrecy.


For far too long repeated Australian Governments have treated refugees and people seeking asylum without basic respect for their human dignity and in violation of international law. Further, the erosion of fundamental legal norms, such a proportionality, fairness and transparency, weakens the rule of law which protects us all. As the late Tony Benn stated. “the way a government treats refugees is very instructive because it shows you how they would treat the rest of us if they thought they could get away with it”. 

The government has repeatedly shown its disregard for migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum. It must end.

We cannot stand by and allow these Bills to be passed – for all our sakes.

Please write to your Federal MP today: join us and stop these unjustified Bills that threaten the human rights and civil liberties of some of the most vulnerable members of our community, and place government action further under the cover of darkness.

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Stop Migration Bills

The Federal Government still has two migration bills before Parliament that must be stopped.

These bills target refugees, people seeking asylum, and all migrants. If passed, these bills will have a devastating effect on some of the most vulnerable people and their families and communities.

Each bill is a unique attack on the rule of law.

By sending this email you will be communicating with five key decision makers about ...

The Federal Government still has two migration bills before Parliament that must be stopped.

These bills target refugees, people seeking asylum, and all migrants. If passed, these bills will have a devastating effect on some of the most vulnerable people and their families and communities.

Each bill is a unique attack on the rule of law.

By sending this email you will be communicating with five key decision makers about the three migration bills.

  1. Senator J Lambie
  2. Senator Rex Patrick
  3. Senator Stirling Griff
  4. Senator Pauline Hanson
  5. Senator Malcolm Roberts

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