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Love Makes a Way

Cassy O'Connor MP

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Tags: Multicultural Affairs, Refugees

That this House:

1.     Condemns the federal Liberal government for their inhumane asylum seeker policy, particularly their "turn back the boats" rhetoric;

2.     Understands that the callous approach taken by the Liberal Party - and backed by the Labor Party - is much to the abhorrence of humanists Australia-wide;

3.     Commends the work of the group 'Love Makes a Way' who include members of the Anglican, Baptist and Uniting churches as well as the Salvation Army;

4.     Recognises that members of Love Makes a Way have been visiting the offices of Tasmanian federal representatives and holding silent prayer vigils for asylum seekers who have been placed in detention;

5.     Notes that six members of Love Makes a Way were arrested and charged with trespass yesterday for holding a silent prayer vigil in the office of Liberal Senator David Bushby; and

6.     Calls on members of the federal Liberal Government to dig deep and find their humanity on their asylum seeker policy, rather than punishing concerned citizens with criminal charges.