Imogen Bailey is a woman on a mission. Imogen participated in Go Back Where You Came From Series II and aside from being a very busy woman working on her career, she is passionate about the question of children in mandatory detention and dedicates her time to campaigning to try to get the message to our politicians that the majority of Australians DO NOT want so see children in detention.
There is a Facebook page for you to like: http://www.facebook.com/pages/MAKE-the-CALL/304182263021396
There is a web site which provides more information, found at http://www.makethecall.info/, from which I stole Imogen’s video. 😉
John and I love our children. These are the children of an asylum seeker detained for two years in Australia. While these children were NOT detained, because they were not here, they could well have been.
There is also a Twitter campaign started by Jessica Rowe with the hash tag #kidslikemine. You can check out that campaign here: http://www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/refugees-children-are-just-like-mine/
Please support Imogen’s campaign. Go to the website, call YOUR local MP. Like the Facebook page.
I recently had a discussion with a person I can only term anti-refugee. They are all still on the dole after 5 years, he whinged. He was wrong, but that is beside the point. I asked him, “Have YOU offered employment to refugees?”
His response? “No, because they all burn their papers. I’m not employing anyone with no history”.
What a hypocrite! Complains refugees are on welfare, but openly admits HE will not give one a chance. I hope that hypocritical young man never needs a helping hand in life.
I am so glad I work for a company that does give refugees a chance. It was one of the corporate values that attracted me to the company in the first place.
If you have any doubts about picking up that phone, I ask you to consider this photo. Is this OK for YOUR kids? They are woken five time a night for bed checks. You know about sleep deprivation, don’t you? Not OK for your kids? Then Make The Call, because it isn’t OK for their kids either.
EDIT: I did have a photo here of the fence behind which Mr O was detained. However, Sandi Logan stated I was being disingenuous by using the photo so I have replaced it with our Twitter conversation.