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The crises that are taking place in countries such as Ukraine, Afghanistan and Myanmar have resulted in more than 100 million people currently displaced around the world. That means that one in every 78 people on earth has been forced to flee their homes.

During a time when the need for resettlement has never been greater, Australia is turning its back. Our Refugee and Humanitarian Program intake continues to sit at just 20,000 places annually.

In contrast, countries such as the United States are committing to resettling 125,000 refugees every year.

Prior to the election, the now Albanese Government committed to increasing the Refugee and Humanitarian Program to 27,000 places annually, as well as making an additional 5,000 places available through the Community Sponsorship Program. After more than a year in government, the Labor party has failed to deliver on its promise to increase the intake - which suffered drastic cuts under the previous Coalition Government.

The Albanese Government must increase the annual Refugee and Humanitarian Program to at least 40,000 places - prioritising people selected by the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, as well as ensuring their promised reforms to the Community Sponsorship Program.

It’s crucial that we raise our voices now, and hold them accountable to their promises. Sign the petition now, calling on Andrew Giles and the Albanese government to raise Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian intake.

 

 

Sign the Petition

  Our Petition
 
 
The Hon. Andrew Giles MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizeship and Multicultural Affairs
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

The previous Australian Government set the annual intake of refugees through the Refugee and Humanitarian Program at one of its lowest levels in 45 years, at just 13,750 places.

This is despite the need for resettlement never being greater, with approximately 100 million people currently displaced around the world.

Countries such as the United States are raising their intake of refugees in order to meet this urgent need. Australia must do the same.

I call on you to commit to increasing the Refugee and Humanitarian Program to at least 40,000 places, prioritising people selected by the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees. This should include 10,000 private sponsorship places, so members of the community can contribute to Australia’s humanitarian response.

I call on you to keep your promise to ensure places made available through the Community Sponsorship Program are additional to the annual humanitarian intake.

Yours sincerely,
[Your name]