A Better Way
A Better Way
To welcome people seeking asylum
A crisis is unfolding.
Millions of people are fleeing for their lives. Torn from their homes, they are desperate to find safety for their families.
For over a decade, Labor and Liberal have said the best way to save lives is to lock people up. But, we’ve got a bold, new approach that shows there is a better way to welcome those seeking a safe home.
The plan for change
Children don’t belong in detention and The Greens will remove all children and their families from detention immediately, including those in offshore detention and on Nauru.
The Greens will save $2.9 billion by shutting the detention camps on Manus Island and Nauru and abolishing the practice of offshore detention. We will give $500 million to assessment and support organisations in our region to speed up the process and give people access to education and work rights while they wait. The Greens want to abolish temporary protection visas and provide permanent protection to people seeking safety.
Safety for 50,000 people
Every person should be treated with dignity and respect. The Greens will introduce a 30 day time limit for people held in on-shore immigration detention. This is ample time to conduct the necessary checks and to assess their claims for asylum.
We’re taking this plan to the election. Will you sign up to support ‘A Better Way’?
This is a plan where we treat people how we would want to be treated. Together, we’ll make it a defining feature of this election.