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Bring our boys back, Scott Morrison

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Help Save two orphaned 16 year old boys from deportation.

On 26/06 Dept of Immigration were waiting at the home of the boys who had been studying at Woodville High School. When the boys arrived home from school they were taken, without being told what was happening to them & then flown out to Darwin at 3am with 4 Serco guards each, where they are now being detained at Wickham Point. The students at Woodville High School have started this petition, please Sign, Share and help bring our boys home!

Everyone has the right to a safe, healthy, happy life. On the 26th of June, 2014, Department of Immigration employees were waiting at the residence of two 16 year old Vietnamese asylum seekers who had been studying at Woodville High School. When the boys arrived home from school they were taken, without being told what was happening to them, and were sent to Inverbrackie Detention Centre in the Adelaide Hills. Soon afterwards, they were then flown out to Darwin, where they are now being detained at Wickham Point.

A wave of fear spread through the multicultural community, and by week’s end 11 students had fled from their homes in fear of being taken by the Department of Immigration. A teacher from Woodville High School has already started a petition to bring our boys home, so we suggest all who sign this petiton also sign that one to let Scott Morrison know just how diverse the support for this cause is. Http://chn.ge/1qtmCoe

This petition is to spread awareness about what is happening to people who have come to seek refuge in Australia. We want our boys brought back home and we want the guaranteed safety and fair treatment of unaccompanied minors seeking our help. The government cannot act in such an inhumane way. No justice, no peace – these injustices are not committed in our name.

Sign our petition and show your support by following us on twitter at @two_too_many, using the hashtag #twotoomany and joining our group on Facebook: facebook.com/groups/bringbackthewoodvillekids

First they came for the asylum seekers, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not an asylum seeker.

Then they came for the immigrants, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not an immigrant.

Then they came for those who spoke out, and I did not speak out—

Because I was afraid.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Petitions Scott Morrison bring our boys back home

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  1. Kaye Lee

    Thank you Miss Pamela

    “The two students currently in the Darwin detention centre are not orphans. They have families, but they have lost all contact with them. It is important that if you do speak with any media, that this is highlighted. The last thing we want is for these boys, who have already been through enough, thinking that something has happened to their families.”

  2. Michael Taylor

    Kaye Lee, the link isn’t working and I’m on my iPad so can’t fix it. 🙁

  3. margaret millar

    as a country and a proud member of the UN we should aim to help all who are desperate and in real fear of going back to their homelands.If these boys are not orphans then their families must surely be found and then contacted as to thelocation of their boys –We certainly owe these boys that! It would be a great thing to reunite them with their families. we need to show more compassion

  4. Kaye Lee

    Apparently the ABC was going to do a story on this but the carers felt unable to speak out for fear of losing their jobs.

  5. MissPamela

    Yes it was to have aired last night, but —-.
    I have also heard that the DIBP reclassified their ages to 18 so they could put them in detention. They could do this because they have no papers. They have done this to all the children in the programme. Little wonder they are hiding.

  6. BeeTee-Ess

    The Nazis would have been proud of him.

  7. Sir ScotchMistery

    So will that American chap, Murdock. He’s always up for a bit of lad from what I’ve heard.

  8. diannaart

    Thanks Kaye Lee – link worked fine and have signed.

  9. Terry2

    As Have I and forwarded to friends.

  10. sandrasearle

    Link worked fine for me too, signed it as well.

  11. Kaye Lee

    The link problem was only on mobiles and Carol fixed it. Thanks Carol and thank you to everyone who offers support to the community trying to save these kids and to changing the laws/policies that allow this to happen.

  12. Kaye Lee

    Asylum home holds no clues to runaways

    POLICE continued their search yesterday for 15 runaway asylum-seekers, including five children, visiting a community detention site in Adelaide to find no-one home.

    The Australian yesterday called at the home, in Adelaide’s inner northern suburbs, where unaccompanied minors and young adult asylum-seekers live with carers from non-for-profit organisation Life Without Barriers.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/asylum-home-holds-no-clues-to-runaways/story-e6frg6n6-1226990161477?nk=bfadd4122e7d0c350f29e9e80b3e164b#

    No wonder they are running from men in uniforms.

  13. MissPamela

    The efforts of their school mates – their dedication and compassion, their determination to support their friends and their willingness to be advised and follow protocols which ensure they do not harm their cause by their actions is amazing. They deserve our commendation.

  14. Kaye Lee

    The group who are fighting for the boys have started a thread

    “Starting tomorrow we are going to be doing one ‘why we care’ post a day. We will select the best response to this question and post on the Facebook group, as well as our twitter account. So please tell us why you care.”

    From the principal of the school the boys were attending….

    “As an educator who knew the two 16 year old young students, I could see them flourishing in our school due to the friendship of fellow students and the care of our teachers. I care that they were taken from us and we were not given a chance to say goodbye. I care because we want them back with the Woodville High School Community.”

    My contribution…..

    Why do I care
    I care because I have seen the look of love in the eyes of my own children.
    I care because I have felt the warmth of their hugs.
    I care because I have heard the laughter of my children’s friends as they play together.
    I care because my children are safe and warm and because they have enough to eat.
    I care because I have seen the look of trust in the eyes of children I have taught.
    I care because children have no voice other than ours to protect them.
    I care because, if we do not treasure every child, we destroy not only our future, but also our souls..

  15. MissPamela

    I cannot write as well as you, Kaye Lee, but here goes – because I care.
    I care because all children and young people should be free – to learn, to play, to be safe, to love and be loved
    I care because these boys have endured more in their short lives than any child should have to endure.
    I care because I believe in social justice and the rights of the child.
    I care because no child should be locked up – not ever – and NOT IN MY NAME!

  16. Kaye Lee

    MissPamela,

    You write beautifully 🙂

  17. Kaye Lee

    “More than 150 Tamil asylum seekers on board an Australian border protection vessel are being detained in windowless locked rooms with men kept apart from their families against their will, newly released high court documents have revealed.

    A statement of claim document submitted to the court by lawyers acting for 86 of the 153 asylum seekers also reveals that they have had no opportunity to deliver their protection claims – despite all claiming to be refugees – and had no access to a qualified translator despite almost all being unable to speak English.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/16/tamil-asylum-seekers-being-held-at-sea-in-windowless-locked-rooms

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