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Support for Medevac Detainees

From the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre:

Breaking news: 26 more people were released from detention today!

This follows 8 men securing freedom in December last year, and proves what we can achieve when we all work together to demand freedom and justice.

Finally we are seeing huge cracks appearing in the wall of this arbitrary detention regime and we recognise the strength and resilience of those who have endured so much suffering at the hands of our government. 

But the fight is far from over.

Now is the time to urgently ramp up the pressure on the Morrison Government to release EVERYONE from detention who was brought here under the Medevac law – and then get to work on arranging a permanent resettlement solution so people may finally have a safe, permanent home to rebuild their lives. 

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I call on the Scott Morison government to immediately release all 200 people transferred under the Medevac laws, who came here to access proper medical treatment, so that they can recover their health safely in the community, where they are supported and welcomed.

People detained for seven years by the Government have suffered deteriorating health and unimaginable loss. Doctors, lawyers, service providers and the wider community have called for the release of Medevac refugees from harmful conditions in indefinite detention.  

The Morrison Government must reveal its plan for a permanent resettlement solution after seven years of abject policy failure, medical neglect and the loss of many lives under its shameful, inhumane offshore processing and indefinite detention policies.

This is a shameful stain on Australia’s conscience and does not represent my values as an Australian citizen. 

Acknowledgement of Country

I Am That – Yoga acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations as the Traditional Owners of this unceded land on which we practice, teach and share Yoga: Yálla-birr-ang [Collingwood]. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Aboriginal Elders of other communities, as well as all the teachers that passed down this ancient wisdom and the daily practices of Yoga.

We are committed to stand in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the fight for justice and real land rights and to pay the rent as a portion of our revenues.

Our luck of being able to legally live and earn on these lands is not taken for granted. We are proud to support the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre with a portion of our revenues, acknowledging that safety and security are a human right.