EMAIL ACCURACY

If you’ve tried the Email Empathy approach,
Email Accuracy is a useful follow-up.

Experts advise that personal stories are the most effective way to encourage people to understand the human side of the issues surrounding people seeking asylum and refugees. (Hence the idea of creating a story – based on real situations – with a politician as the protagonist.) But if you feel that conveying the specifics of some real life situations might be an effective way to spread greater understanding, this site lists PERSONAL STORIES on our READ topics. And, in addition, there have been a number of posts telling of particular refugees’ plights e.g.

TOO SICK to transfer from Nauru for urgent medical treatment

‘Dying is better than living, you’ll be free’ … Australia’s policies inflict THIS THOUGHT on a CHILD and then deny her need for proper healthcare

ABF forcibly takes ‘beautiful integrated family’ in dawn raid over visa expired by one day

A 10 year old boy has repeatedly tried to kill himself because of Australia’s immigration policies. Who cares?? Not the Australian government.

The story of one ‘warrior’ reveals so much that’s wrong with offshore detention

DO publicly vilify a man your policies have driven to suicide; DON’T inform his family of his death

Another suicide on Nauru … thanks to a policy that’s “saving lives”

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One thing we can’t overlook, however, is that politicians have been getting away with slogans and statements that range from misleading to totally false for years. And most Australians don’t have the time to find out the truth. So, although many within your local community might not become engaged by facts and research, perhaps the politicians need to be reminded of the truth.

To help with this, we’ve compiled some summaries of accurate information on the following pages, posts and documents –with links to the source material – so you can ‘correct’ a politician whose statements are spreading fear and division instead of understanding.

WHEN THEY SAY:
“They’re illegal maritime arrivals” / “They’re queue-jumpers” / “They’re a danger to Australians” / “Australia has a very generous refugee intake” , read
MYTHS/SPIN/LIES … THE TRUTH ALL AUSTRALIANS NEED TO KNOW
and then EMAIL ACCURACY

WHEN THEY SAY:
“Stopping the boats means we’re saving lives from drowning” / “We’re preventing people smugglers from doing business”
, read
OFFSHORE DETENTION – NOT ‘SAVING LIVES’ BUT DESTROYING THEM
and then EMAIL ACCURACY

WHEN THEY SAY:
“They’re “Armani Refugees” / “Economic Refugees”/ not in real danger in their home countries”, read
REFUGEE ORIGINS and EMAIL ACCURACY

WHEN THEY SAY:
“The US deal will resettle all those remaining offshore”
, read
US RESETTLEMENT DEAL and EMAIL ACCURACY

WHEN THEY SAY:
“Investing in the current measures to secure our borders is the best thing for Australia”, read
FINANCIAL COST (of offshore detention and benefits of refugees as part of a multicultural society) and EMAIL ACCURACY

WHEN THEY SAY:
“They’re well looked after on Manus and Nauru with all the amenities and services they need.”, read:
INHUMANE CONDITIONS
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY – Australia before the International Criminal Court
MANUS ISLAND DETENTION – Background and events as they have arisen
NAURU DETENTION – Background and events as they have arisen
and EMAIL ACCURACY

 

For EMAIL (and phone) contact details for any/all federal politicians, click on the following:
FEDERAL MPs (also available via the EMAIL ACCURACY links above)
and
FEDERAL SENATORS
and PLEASE EMAIL those responsible for the current policies and practices so that you can be assured they know the facts.

 

 

 

 

 

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