In mid-October 2020 several Christian leaders from the Prime Minister’s electorate of Cook wrote to him to urge the Government to do more to support the people fleeing Afghanistan and seeking refuge in Australia. The leaders requested a meeting to explain their deep concern for the people of Afghanistan and how their congregations were willing to support the Government in helping to welcome Afghan refugees who arrive here. In late October the Prime Minister wrote back and despite recognising that the “situation in Afghanistan remains extremely volatile and dangerous, and deeply disturbing” there was no commitment to do anything further to assist the Afghan people still trapped there or those trying to escape. You can read the Prime Minister’s full response here.

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