Join VAHPA in demanding refugees and asylum seekers, particularly those in offshore detention camps, are treated fairly and humanely.
Last year hundreds of teachers wore their #CloseTheCamps #BringThemHere t-shirts to work. This provoked outrage on the part of the humiliated federal government. This year Allied Health Professionals are joining the campaign.
We are not alone, nurses, librarians, academics and others have also made the decision to stand up for what is right.
- “How can I help?” I hear you ask…
- Get your t-shirt from VAHPA (we can arrange emergency delivery)
Wear it to work all week, from 1 to 5 May 2017 (yes it is very soon! Ps. washing is advised)
- Take photos of the team in their shirts and post them on Facebook (making sure they are public, hash-tagged #bringthemhere #VAHPA #TeamVAHPA and posted to @BringThemHereActions)
- You might even consider holding a walk-to-work in your t-shirt event, meeting at a local cafe and walking down main street together.
- Finally, join us at the rally/vigil of 2 May at the State Library, 5:30pm (328 Swanston St, Melb) (a VAHPA representative will be speaking)
- You will need to take the lead in your workplace. Talk it up, get others involved and let’s make this happen!
The Australian government’s suite of refugee policies ensure some of the most traumatised and vulnerable people on the face of the earth are subjected to ongoing torment and debasement.
We can not allow this to continue. It is time to get involved and demand immediate change!
*This action has been endorsed by the Victorian Allied Health Professionals Association, the Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation Victoria, the Australian Education Union (Victoria Branch) and National Tertiary Education Union, Victorian Division.