Raising awareness of child asylum seekers in detention centres
In late November 2014, over 30 famous Australians got together to record a song that raises awareness of child asylum seekers in detention centres.
The Guardian reported that actors, including Bryan Brown and Deborah Mailman, and former Wallabies captain George Gregan, were just some of the well- known Australians who sang: ‘We’re better than this’, directed by Darren Percival from The Voice.
Unsafe environment and lack of schooling for asylum seeker children
The song focuses on the unsafe environment and lack of schooling for asylum seeker children on Christmas Island and Nauru Island and also urges the public to join the movement to free the children. The song had over 38,000 views.
Awareness is crucial to ensure a fair and just system
Campaigns such as these create greater public awareness and understanding of what asylum seekers have to face. Awareness is crucial to ensure a fair and just system that offers everyone a chance to live their life free from torture, abuse and persecution; a chance to live the life they deserve.
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