Let Them Stay
In February, the Australian High Court made a decision that upheld the legality of the government's offshore processing regime. As a result 237 asylum seekers, including 37 children, will be sent back to Nauru. On this tiny island asylum seekers have suffered physical and sexual abuse, poor health care and inadequate living conditions. As Human Rights Law Centre legal advocacy director Daniel Webb stated "legality is one thing. The morality is another."
Unfortunately the majority of Australians continue to remain silent and as Edmund Burke stated “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
In response, ERA For Change schools have hung 37 booties on their school fences. This is to emphasise that we, the staff and students at EREA schools know they are there and we care.