End the cruelty

Close The Camps

Looking after one another is at the core of who we are as Australians. That’s why we’re committed to creating fair processes to help people find safety and rebuild their lives with dignity.

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Freedom for every person held in offshore detention

All of us, including people who are fleeing war-torn countries, have the right to live free from danger, be treated with dignity and be given help when we need it most. 

Liberal and Labor governments have spent the past five years locking up people in offshore hellholes, perpetrating human rights abuses and separating families who have asked for our help... all in a cruel attempt to win votes and divide our community.

We will close the camps, and offer people refuge here in Australia.

The Greens will always defend the rights of innocent people held in indefinite detention. We won’t stop fighting until the camps are closed.

Our Plan:

  1. Close offshore detention
    Close the Manus Island and Nauru detention centres and bring every single person man, woman and child to Australia.
  2. Fair processing
    We will introduce a 7 day limit for onshore detention and provide support so that people can live in our communities.
  3. Helping those who need it
    We will increase Australia’s humanitarian intake to 50,000 per year and reintroduce Permanent Protection Visas.
  4. Work with partner countries
    Establish a system for assessing people's claims for protection in partner countries in a timely way, including investments in the UNHCR and other agencies in our region.