RCOA has been coordinating a national campaign with dozens of non-profit organisations. We have organised meetings with the Prime Minister’s office, Peter Dutton and other Members of Parliament and State Premiers and local councils, as well as secured media stories about the devastating impact these cuts will have.
On June 18 we organised a delegation of CEOs and people with lived experience to Canberra where we held a press conference inside Parliament House and visited key decision makers to discuss the dangers of cutting such an important program. We also worked with our colleagues in the sector to support a group of people who will be affected by these cuts to gather out on Parliament Lawn to talk to politicians, journalists and other members of the public.
We sent a petition to Malcolm Turnbull calling on him to support a #RoofOverMyHead for people seeking asylum. We delivered this petition to the Prime Minister's office last Monday with close to 12,000 signatures!
You can help us continue to advocate for fair and humane treatment of people seeking asylum.