One hundred silhouettes of children have been erected at the entrance to Bong Bong Street, Bowral by the Southern Highlands branch of Rural Australians for Refugees (RARsh) representing part of the national #KidsOffNauru campaign.
“With this display representing 100 nameless, hidden children, we call on the Australian government to bring the children and their families on Nauru to safety by 20 November – Universal Children’s Day,” RARsh convenor Maree Byrne said.
“Our Southern Highlands community will not look the other way – we are taking action for the children and their families who have been held by the Australian government on Nauru for over five years.
“RARsh acknowledges that the world’s refugee crisis is a complex issue, but we stress that locking up children is never the answer. All decisions taken about offshore indefinite detention must first and foremost consider the best interests of the child.”
The Southern Highlands community is invite to take part in a vigil at the corner of Victoria Street and Bong Bong Street at 8.45am and 2.45pm on October 15.
The vigils are a part of an awareness campaign by RARsh, World Vision and other refugee advocacy groups.
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