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On Wednesday August 10 The Guardian Australia published more than 2,000 leaked incident reports from Australia’s detention centre on Nauru. The reports—2,116 in number, of which more than half involve children—detail a catalogue of assaults, sexual abuse, self-harm attempts, child abuse and effects stemming from inherently toxic living conditions.

In response, refugee advocates from a coalition of grassroots organisations (incl. Love Makes a Way, Mums4Refugees, Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children, ChilOut and People Just Like Us) are planning to hold actions all over Australia. These actions will be peaceful and legal. They will also be brief, about 30 mins unless otherwise stated, so you can get to where you need to go for the day afterwards.

At each action we will post large, coloured paper dolls to draw attention to and as a symbol of each person who has suffered from abuse and trauma as detailed in the recently leaked Nauru reports. Each paper doll will be accompanied by a note explaining the symbol and the reason we are taking action. Help us out by printing your own paper doll on coloured A3 paper and bringing it to stick up on the day.

We want to send a message to the Government and Opposition that the abuse, assault and conditions detailed in the Nauru reports must end, and that they must take responsibility for their poor decisions and the culture of secrecy that has been created around immigration detention.

Most of all, we want to see Australia’s offshore detention camps shut down immediately.

Completed actions

Fenner: Mon 22 Aug, 10:00am. Andrew Leigh MP, 1 Torrens St Braddon

Banks: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. David Coleman MP, 22 Revesby Place Revesby
Bennelong: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. John Alexander MP, 44—46 Oxford St Epping
Berowra: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Julian Leeser MP, 423 Pennant Hills Road Pennant Hills
Bradfield: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Paul Fletcher MP, 280 Pacific Highway, Lindfield
Cook: Thurs 18 Aug, 7:30–7:45am. Scott Morrison MP, 30 Kingsway, Cronulla
Dobell: Mon 15 Aug, 7:45–8:20am. Reliance Drive, Tuggerah (close to Business Park)
Chifley: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Ed Husic MP, 6/15 Cleeve Close Mt Druitt
Fowler: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Chris Hayes MP, 24-32 Hughes Street Cabramatta
Grayndler: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Anthony Albanese MP, 334A Marrickville Road Marrickville
Greenway: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Michelle Rowland MP, 230 Prospect Highway Seven Hills
Hughes: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Craig Kelly MP, Shop 1, 9-15 East Parade Sutherland
Kingsford Smith: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Matt Thistlethwaite MP, Shop 6, 205 Maroubra Road Maroubra
Macarthur: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Mike Freelander MP, 47 Argyle Street Camden
Macquarie: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Susan Templeman MP, Shop 24, Riverview Shopping Centre, 227 George St, Windsor
Mitchell: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Alex Hawke MP, Suite 8, 23 Terminus Street Castle Hill
North Sydney: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Trent Zimmerman MP, 2 Elizabeth Plaza North Sydney
Parramatta: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Julie Owens MP, Suite 1, 25 Smith Street (Entry via Macquarie St) Parramatta
Parramatta: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Westmead Children’s Hospital, 212 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead
Parramatta: Mon 15 Aug, 8:10am. Centenary Square, Parramatta
Robertson: Mon 15 Aug, 7:45–8:00am. Terrigal Drive (opp. Holmes Rd, at Oval)
Robertson: Mon 15 Aug, 7:45–8:00am. West Gosford (entry to Coles car park)
Robertson: Mon 15 Aug, 7:45–8:00am. Gosford Waterfront
Robertson: Mon 15 Aug, 7:45–8:00am. Empire Bay Drive (near Empire Bay School), Empire Bay
Sydney: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Tanya Plibersek MP, 150 Broadway Broadway
Warringah: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. Tony Abbott MP, 17 Sydney Road Manly
Wentworth: Mon 15 Aug, 8:00am. PM Malcolm Turnbull, Ground Lvl, 287-289 New South Head Rd Edgecliff
Wollongong: Mon 15 Aug, 8am. Sharon Bird MP, 74 Crown Street Wollongong

Blair: Fri 19 Aug, 7:30am. Shayne Neumann MP (Shadow Minister for Immigration), Shop 28-29, 68 Hunter St, Brassall
Brisbane: Mon 15 Aug, 12 noon – 1pm. Outside Department of Immigration and Border Protection, 299 Adelaide St Brisbane
Dickson: Sat 20 Aug, 9:00-9:30am. Peter Dutton MP (Minister for Immigration and Border Protection), 199 Gympie Rd, Strathpine
Griffith: Fri 19 Aug, 8:00–8:30am. Terri Butler MP, 630 Wynnum Rd, Morningside
Groom: Wed 17 Aug, 12:30–1:30pm. John McVeigh MP, Cnr Duggan & Margaret Streets, Toowoomba
McPherson: Thurs 18 Aug, 12.30pm. Karen Andrews MP, Ground Floor, The Point 47 Watts Drive, Varsity Lakes QLD

Adelaide: Wed 17 Aug, 12:30pm. Outside Department of Immigration and Border Protection, 70 Franklin St Adelaide
Barker: Fri 19 Aug, 8:00am. Tony Pasin MP, 27 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier

Denison, Franklin, Lyons: Fri 19 Aug, 1:30pm. Andrew Wilkie MP, Sen Jonothan Duniam, & Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Commonwealth Building, corner of Collins & Harrington Streets

Aston: Wed 17 Aug, 8:00am. Alan Tudge MP, 420 Burwood Hwy Wantirna South
Batman: Mon 22 Aug, 8:00am. David Feeney MP, 159 High St Preston
Bendigo: Wed 17 Aug, 8am. Lisa Chesters MP, Cnr Williamson & Myers Streets, Bendigo CBD
Corangamite: Wed 17 Aug, 5:30pm. Sarah Henderson MP, 3A/195 Colac Rd Waurn Ponds
Deakin: Tues 16 Aug, 1:30pm, Michael Sukkar MP, 5/602 Whitehorse Rd Mitcham
Dunkley: Wed 17 Aug, 7:00am. Vigil at Frankston Station, followed by visit to MP
Gellibrand: Wed 17 Aug, 9.30-10.00am. Tim Watts MP, 97 Geelong rd, Footscray
Goldstein: Wed 17 Aug 8:00am. Tim Wilson MP, 368 Centre Rd Bentleigh.
Gorton: Wed 17 Aug, 9:30–10:00am. Brendan O’Connor MP, 13 Lake St, Caroline Springs
La Trobe: Wed 17 Aug, 1:30–2:00pm. Emerald Community House, 356–358 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald
Maribyrnong: Wed 17 Aug, 8:00am. Bill Shorten MP, Moonee Ponds Shopping Centre, 1a/12 Hall St Moonee Ponds
Melbourne: Thurs 18 Aug, 5:00pm. Outside Department of Immigration and Border Protection, 2 Lonsdale St Melbourne
Menzies: Tues 16 Aug, 5:30pm. Kevin Andrews MP, 651 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster
Wannon: Mon 15 Aug, 8:15am. Dan Tehan MP, 73 Kepler St, Warrnambool

Curtin: Mon 15 Aug, 9.30am. Julie Bishop MP, 414 Rokeby Rd Subiaco
Fremantle: Mon 15 Aug 8:00am. Josh Wilson MP, 62 Wray Ave Fremantle
Hasluck: Mon 15 Aug 9:30am. Ken Wyatt MP, 10–12 Forrestfield Marketplace, 80 Hale Rd, Forrestfield
Perth: Wed 17 Aug, 12.30pm. Outside Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Wellington Central, 836 Wellington St West Perth
Perth: Thurs 18 Aug, 8:15–9:00am. Sen Michaelia Cash, 44-46 Outram St, West Perth


  1. Pauline August 12, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    I’m going to leave a small teddy on town hall steps Sydney it will take 5 minutes and of other people join me

  2. Fabia Claridge August 12, 2016 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Dear LMAW!!

    This is a fantastic initiative !! I have been trying to tell RAC to do something like this. They did not like my suggestion. Glad they are prepared to help on this. People Just Like Us will most probably help in a number of places s much as we can. Joyce is contacting Matt.

  3. Jean Morris August 12, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply


    • John Stanley August 15, 2016 at 9:00 am - Reply

      Jean, Im in Hobart. How can we find out?

  4. Rod Hysted August 12, 2016 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    Are there any Victorian actions planned. I can’t see any here. I’m sure there are, where is the list please.

  5. Barbara ford August 14, 2016 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    Anyone going to Alexander’s Office in Bennelong tomorrow morning?

  6. Keith August 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Pls notify me of future actions in sydney

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