GADRC talked to the public about the predicament of these children, expressing their abhorrence at the inhumane practice by this government of detaining refugee children. Despite the knowledge that detention causes psychological damage to children, there are still 136 children in detention on mainland Australia, and 95 on Nauru. This group of grandmothers, with years of experience and wisdom in raising children, demand that this government show compassion and release these children into the Australian community whilst their refugee claims are processed.
The grandmothers are challenging government ministers and senators to consider what they would do if their children or grandchildren were in dangerous and threatening situations. Would they do nothing? Australian children live in freedom and safety and the Sydney grandmothers are asking the Australian government, why is it that refugee and asylum seeker children do not deserve the same?
GADRC Sydney is open to anyone concerned about the detention of refugee children. We have grandmothers and non-grandmothers, we also have some men in our group. All are welcome.
Any publicity that you are able to get for the group and the cause would be much appreciated.
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