It’s hard to believe it’s a year since the threatened deportation of baby Asha and her family galvanised the community together against the cruel and inhumane asylum seeker policies of the federal government. Unions were there in support of the health professionals at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital who successfully refused to allow an injured baby girl and her family to be sent back to an island prison camp!
Last February Queensland unions joined advocates, activists and community groups and members to fight for the fair treatment of this little girl and her parents.
Late last month the QCU launched a new group – Unions for Refugees – for unions and their members to promote a better refugee policy for Australia. Check out the Facebook report on this event, and contact Queensland Unions if you want to be involved.