Greens join baby sit-in at Parliament House

Hear more from the Greens in the Canberra Times coverage of this story.

The ACT Greens today joined the Baby Sit-In at Parliament House in support of the innocent babies and children at risk of being sent to Nauru.

“I was proud to join the courageous parents and children at today’s action – and to support those acting in the best interests of these children,” ACT Greens’ Senate candidate Christina Hobbs said.

Ms Hobbs, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Fenner Candidate Carly Saeedi were among the dozens of parents and children who joined this morning’s sit-in. 

The action was held just hours after the government announced that a 12-month old baby would be returned to Nauru against the advice of her doctors.

“Minister Dutton’s announcement today that Baby Asha will be returned to Nauru after community detention is cruel – and after his actions this weekend, this was a dirty trick.

“The doctors know that discharging this baby would send her and her family straight to the dangers of indefinite detention on Nauru. 

“It’s time the Coalition and the Labor Party listened to the medical experts and realised that there is no government policy that can justify the abuse of children. 

“The Greens are proud to stand with all Canberrans who want to see an end to these policies before more children are permanently harmed” Ms Hobbs said.

Photos of the action are available upon request. 

Contact: Maiy Azize – 02 6108 4516 or 0421 281 400