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Monday, 26 May 2003
Page: 14831

From the citizens of Australia to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Parliament of Australia

We the undersigned Australians respectfully request the Speaker of the House of Representatives, as an Act of Grace from the Parliament to the people of Australia, to support all asylum seekers and refugees in Australia's care. They are people who have committed no crime and deserve our compassion and help.

We ask that the symbolic date of Easter 2003, an Act of Grace by the Parliament of Australia take place to:

1. Grant permanent residence to all refugees currently on Temporary Protection Visas who have been law abiding.

2. Authorise the immediate release into the community of all asylum seekers who are not a health, identity or security concern.

by Dr Lawrence (from 1,317 citizens)