• 26 SEP 18
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    #RightTrack Report confirms grassroots conversations shift attitudes on asylum

    #RightTrack Report confirms grassroots conversations shift attitudes on asylum

    #RightTrack’s latest report releases data from conversations with 1,014 people across Victoria on the asylum process conducted by an alliance of 13 grassroots community groups.

    The Report finds 48% of people shifted their attitude towards fairer asylum policy after hearing from someone currently seeking asylum during the conversation.

    #RightTrack is a community led movement having conversations in their local community to shift attitudes about people seeking asylum. Its Community Conversation Report reflects data from conversations across 38 Federal Electorates.

    The week of action is expected to grow the list of meetings and build community pressure on MPs looking to secure their community’s support.

    The alliance have been having values based conversations with their friends, families and neighbours and recording data on people’s attitudes to Australia’s current asylum process.

    The Report’s release is part of a week of action where groups are taking the data to meet with local MPs to ask them to advocate for a fair and decent asylum policy in Australia.

    More than 23 groups have met with their local MPs nationally, calling for reinstatement of a fair asylum process including permanent protection, an end to offshore processing and the immediate evacuation of all children and the families off Nauru.

    The week of action is expected to grow the list of meetings and build community pressure on MPs looking to secure their community’s support.

    Groups will continue to hold conversations that gather vital data on attitudes in Victoria, with the movement now spreading to the ACT, NSW and QLD the alliance builds momentum nationally.

    Groups are determined to have 1000s of conversations in their community and build a strong case to their local MPs to actively call for and support fair and decent policy on asylum in the lead up to the looming federal election.

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    Read the findings and the report here.

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