Refugee rights activists take aim at Liberals in Corangamite

The Combined Refugee Action Group campaign launch, April 7. Photo: Matt Hrkac

The Combined Refugee Action Group (CRAG) launched its campaign to highlight the cruel treatment of refugees in the country’s most marginal electorate, Corangamite, on April 7.

#ChooseFairnessAndDecency, which was launched at the Barwon Heads Bridge, is asking voters to consider “fair” and “decent” policies for asylum seekers asking Australia for protection and a chance to rebuild their lives.

CRAG’s decision to campaign in Corangamite is aimed at adding pressure on Liberal MP Sarah Henderson, who holds the seat by a margin of 0.03% after last year’s redistribution.

CRAG will be distributing its policy comparison sheet at markets and stalls in the lead-up to the elections, during pre-poll and on polling day at every booth in Corangamite.

CRAG co-convenor Tim Gooden and election campaign convenor Linda Cusworth pointed out that of the major parties, the Liberals scored the worst for its refugee policy.

[For more details go to craggeelong.com.]