Letter writing action: In the last week we have heard heartfelt speeches in Parliament from Russell Broadbent and Cathy McGowan on refugees. We have seen George Brandis rebuke Pauline Hanson for her stunt in Parliament.
Write and commend Russell Broadbent, Cathy McGowan and George Brandis for their speeches. Letters will go out from GADRC NSW but send individual letters as well. State that you are a GADRC member, we need to let our representatives know that we are out there and what we are thinking. Our Parliamentarians need to be recognised when they speak out and say the right thing so let's get writing. Written & mailed letters have more impact than emails.
Addresses: Mr Russell Broadbent MP., P.O. Box 6022, House of Representatives, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT 2600.
Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC, P.O. Box 6100 , Senate, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT 2600.
Ms Cathy McGowan AO., MP, P.O. Box 6022 House of Representatives, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600
Asylum seekers on Manus, Nauru should be resettled in Australia, Liberal MP Russell Broadbent says. Full speech:http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-16/asylum-seekers-should-be-resettled-in-australia-liberal-mp-says/8814
Cathy McGowan 17th August. Cathy McGowan, the MP for Indi, calls for federal action to address the conditions of refugees in Australia’s detention centre on Manus Island on Papua New Guinea, as services are withdrawn ahead of its closure. ‘My office is flooded with letters, phone calls, calls of the heart [from her constituents]’. The Guardian 17th August.