Sign the Petitions – COVID-19 & Refugees

Be part of today’s online actions as we countdown to Palm Sunday, April 5. Please consider, sign and share the petitions below.

Petition: Support for all in need

Extend Income Support and Medicare Access

People on Bridging Visas are excluded from receiving the Covid 19 support payments or having access to Medicare. Already in dire economic hardship, thousands of people seeking asylum will now lose their jobs. Without any support, they will become absolutely destitute.

Please sign the petition urging financial support and Medicare access to all, regardless of visa status. You can access the petition here.

Petition: Reduce the risk of virus spread

Immediately move people out of onshore immigration detention.

The Department of Health identifies detention centres as a key risk area for Covid 19 infections. The cramped conditions in which up to 1400 people are confined pose a serious risk of a rapid virus spread thereby increasing the risk across the community. The government must move everyone out of these facilities and into appropriate housing in the community.

Please sign the petition, which you can find here, calling on the government to reduce the risk of infection in these centres now.