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Tell your MP: put people over politics

Our Government recently made the appalling decision to flat out stop processing the asylum claims of people fleeing war in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. And despite thousands of you sending messages to Immigration Minister Chris Evans within hours of the…Read More

Be a lifesaver for refugees

On Saturday 8 May, people around Australia are gathering to form human life rings, and show our politicians on all sides that they've got it wrong - Australians do care about saving lives and we won't accept punishment of people to win votes. Join us if…Read More

Today is World Human Rights Day

To mark World Human Rights Day, Amnesty International spoke to three amazing women who put their lives on the line in defence of human rights. Women are affected by poverty, violence and human rights violations more than men because of the discrimination…Read More

300,000 people are locked in camps in Sri Lanka

300,000 people displaced by the fighting in Sri Lanka are held by the government in detention camps. We are calling for safety and dignity for the displaced people now. These people cannot leave the camps, where conditions have been described as “appalling"…Read More

City2Surf in Sydney with Amnesty on 9th August

With only three weeks to go you've got just enough time to join Team Amnesty for this year's City2Surf in Sydney. We've got a team of over 80 enthusiastic runners, walkers and strollers so far, all involved to raise money for and awareness of the world's…Read More

Hope is rising ~ create a butterfly!

In the year 2009, you'd think governments would have well and truly faced up to the atrocities of World War II. But there remains a group of living, breathing survivors whose full stories remain buried under layers of shame and outright denial by those…Read More

Shape the future of human rights in Australia

The Government's human rights consultation is ramping up. The National Committee has received thousands of submissions from people around Australia on how human rights should be protected in our country. Now the Committee is visiting communities throughout…Read More
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