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Motion for Branches. National Conference December 2018


Please support and send this motion to Labor’s leadership between now and our 2018
National Conference which takes place in December.

“That …………………. Branch/FEC calls on an incoming Labor Government to end all offshore
detention and transfer all refugees and people seeking asylum to either New Zealand, the
US, a safe third country that the refugee or person seeking asylum accepts, or bring them to
Australia. Any refugee that is suffering physical or mental health problems as a result of their
detention should be brought to Australia for care and treatment within the first 100 days of a
Labor government.

That this Branch further calls on an incoming Labor Government to action 2015 National
Conference Policy and within the first 100 days of government, initiate with the UNHCR the
processing of refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia so that those who are refugees
may be safely settled in Australia or a third country.”

Send this motion to your FEC, the Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
Shayne Neumann at and your electorate’s delegate(s) to National Conference, with a copy to the Leader of the
Opposition Bill Shorten at

And please let Labor for Refugees NSW know!

The following branches have passed this motion:                           And the following FECS:


Blue Mountains                                                                           Grayndler, Wentworth

Double Bay/Bellevue Hill




Richmond Valley


Summer Hill


Umina/Ettalong Beach

West Wallsend

New Town (Tasmania)

Proposed changes to Labor’s policy

Labor for Refugees made a submission to the National Policy Forum which is considering changes to Labor’s National Platform prior to the 2018 National Conference. Subsequently, a draft was issued by the NPF and members were invited to make comments and further submissions.

Labor for Refugees has now made the following further submissions to the National Policy Forum. Our November 2017 amendments appear in red font and the more recent ones are in blue font.


L4R Submission final with L4R amendments in red & blue as at 18 May 18

Explanatory note for Clause 287

Explanatory note for Clause 288