Letter Writing

ARAN Letter-Writing Network

November Letter Writing Kit – Release All Refugees from Detention

Why we think it is important to write letters on this issue:

It was recently reported by the Guardian that Immigration Minister Giles “is investigating alternatives to immigration detention, and considering the creation of a review panel to help clear the “intractable” caseload of people held for long periods.”

We are suggesting it is timely to write to the Minister to express support for significantly reducing the use of immigration detention. 

See background and suggestions for emails and a sample letter to ask for urgent action on this issue:  

Click here for the PDF version        Click here for the Word version


Contact details for Federal Politicians:

Members of the House of Representatives

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Senators

PO Box 6100
Senate, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600


Government Ministers

Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister

Phone: (02) 6277 7700.

Contact Form: https://www.pm.gov.au/contact-your-pm

Clare O’Neil, Minister for Home Affairs

Email: Clare.ONeil.MP@aph.gov.au

Phone: Canberra Office: (02) 6277 7860

Phone: Electoral Office: (03) 9545 6211

Contact Form: https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Contact_Senator_or_Member?MPID=140590

Andrew Giles, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs

Contact Form: https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Contact_Senator_or_Member?MPID=243609

Phone: Canberra Office: (02) 6277 7770

Phone: Electoral Office: (03) 9404 1911


Shadow Ministers

Peter Dutton, Leader of the Opposition

Email: Peter.Dutton.MP@aph.gov.au

Phone: not yet available

Karen Andrews, Shadow Minister for Home Affairs

Email: Karen.Andrews.MP@aph.gov.au

Phone: not yet available

Dan Tehan, Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

Contact Form: https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Contact_Senator_or_Member?MPID=210911

Phone: not yet available


Also, send a copy of your letter or email to your local Member of Parliament.

  • Their contact details are on the Federal Parliamentary website Senators and Members pages.

Letters to Editors

Below are the major capital cities newspapers, but also write to your local newspaper.


Letter-Writing Groups


See also:


 

Postcards

CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR POLITICIANS
Send a message calling for compassion for refugees

Encourage your friends and family to join you in taking this small action for refugees.

See below links to a selection of postcards you can print off and mail to your local MP and/or Minister Andrew Giles and  Minister Claire O’Neil     c/- Parliament House, PO Box 6022, Canberra  2600  

Find the address for your local MP here: local MP Find your federal MP here

Sheet of 4 postcards to print off   (with Parliament House address for Ministers ) 

 

 

Sheet of 4 postcards to print off ( address blank for mailing to local MPs)    

 

 

Foldable card – black and white – add your own message and send in envelope.

 

 

Foldable card – colour – add your own message and send in envelope.

 

 

OR…   just send a Christmas EMAIL to politicians – Family Reunion for Refugees    Word doc (Xmas – Email Postcard instructions)

 

Just Copy and Paste the picture and text below into your email or write your own message.

Send to:

 

 

Dear 

This Christmas thousands of refugees in Australia remain separated from their families.

This must change.  Give refugees permanent visas and allow them to reunite with their families.

Australia’s cruel treatment of refugees must end.

Make the change now.

(your name)
(your address)

 

 

Refugee Rights are Human Rights Refugee Rights are Human Rights Free the Refugees Printable Postcards These are pre-addressed; four to a page. Download the image to print and send to your favourite MP. Don’t forget to add your name, address and a postage stamp. Home to Biloela Postcards

Home to Biloela Postcards Printable Postcards These are pre-addressed; four to a page.  Download the image to print and send to your favourite MP. Don’t forget to add your name, address and a postage stamp.

Australia Day 2021 Postcards 4 aust p'cards

Onshore Detention Conditions Download and print A4 x 4 Postcards – Onshore Detention Conditions Iraqi Interpreters postcards – A4 x4 Download and print A4 x 4 Postcards – Iraqi Interpreters postcards – A4 x4 or download a single copy you can tweak and paste into your email.   2019 e-Xmas card download, copy and paste into your email to your favourite MPs and Senators. Feel free to use this image in emails to politicians at Christmas – calling for the Biloela family to be freed. (Thanks to the Grandmothers and – Jack Chadwick for this e-Xmas card) Postcard Calling For Family Reunion download, copy and paste into your email to your favourite MPs and Senators. (Thanks to Justice for Refugees) #Save Medevac Postcards – print and send to Senators in your State #toNZ Postcards provided by Rural Australians for Refugees #toNZ Postcards – use for Prime Minister #toNZ Postcards – use for Members of Parliament #toNZ Postcards – use for Senators Biloela Postcards Let us go Home to Biloela – use for Members of Parliament Let us go Home to Biloela– use for Senators  

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