A Better Way

A Better Way

Welcoming people seeking asylum

Manus Island will close. The Nauru Files have exposed the awful truth of Labor and Liberal’s offshore detention regime.

Papua New Guinea is now demanding the camp’s closure, and has told Peter Dutton to remove the people seeking asylum, currently illegally held on Manus Island. This is our opportunity to finally offer safety and support to those fleeing desperate situations. 

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. 

A Better Way – The plan for change

Children don’t belong in detention. The Greens will remove all children and their families from detention immediately, including those in offshore detention and on Nauru.

Our plan 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. 


Will you add your name in support? 

 

 
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. 
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.