Vote for Refugees – Fight for Refugees – RAC election scorecard

Close Manus, Close Nauru – Bring Them Here!

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The Refugee Action Collective encourages you to vote for refugees, but more importantly get involved in the refugee rights movement. Whoever wins the election we will have a fight on our hands to Close Manus and Nauru and free the refugees. Help build that fight now: Come to our pre-election World Refugee Day rally Sat June 18. RAC meets every Monday 6.30pm at 540 Elizabeth St Melbourne, come along and get involved!

Policy Greens ALP Coalition
Permanent Visas YES YES NO
Reinstate the Refugee Review Tribunal YES YES NO
Increase Humanitarian Intake YES (increase to 50,000 from 13,750) ? (increase to 27,000 from 13,750, but not until 2025) NO
Let Them Stay

(allow 267 vulnerable asylum seekers in Australia to stay)

End Offshore Processing & Bring Them Here YES NO NO
Stop Boat Turnbacks YES NO NO
End ban on resettlement of UNHCR refugees processed in Indonesia YES ? NO
Repeal the Border Force Act (that has 2 year jail terms for whistle-blowers) YES NO NO
Repeal the Use of Force Bill (that allows unchecked use of force against asylum seekers in any circumstances) YES NO NO
End Mandatory Detention NO (Greens have policy of 30 day detention limit for health, security and identity checks) NO NO
Decriminalise People Smuggling NO NO NO

RAC’s position is that we would like to see YES  in every box above. A number of smaller left wing groups that routinely run in federal elections have positive refugee policies for all the categories listed above.

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