Asylum compassion call

Federation activists took part in the Palm Sunday rally to welcome refugees on March 20. The thousands who attended the rally chanted “Close the camps”, “Let them stay” and “Bring them here”, to continue public pressure around the detention of children, the closing of Nauru and Manus Island facilities and the calls for the Australian government to welcome and support more refugees and asylum seekers on Australia’s mainland. Public opinion on refugees is shifting to a more compassionate and humanitarian stance and public schools teachers are an important part of this movement.