Show your support for baby Asha and the staff at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
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Show your support for baby Asha and the staff at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

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The brave nurses and doctors of Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane are refusing to discharge Asha, an Australian-born one-year-old baby, who is set to be deported to Nauru detention centre.

The staff at Lady Cilento know conditions on Nauru will harm baby Asha physically and mentally. They’ve taken a pledge to do no harm and they’re refusing to break it.

They’re doing the right thing.

Send your message of support here. You can also upload a photo of yourself, your workplace or your family holding a #LetThemStay sign (download the sign here).

Stand with baby Asha and the brave staff fighting for her in Brisbane.

Who's supporting

Sue Mccarthy McCarthy
Luke Hilakari
Catherine Crittenden
Doug Stewart
Sue Lonergan
Elizabeth McGrath NTEU
Louise Connor and Carolyn Dunbar
Viraj Dissanayake National Union of Workers at Woolworths Melbourne Liquor Distribution Centre
mike mitchell
Melanie Lazarow NTEU Life member
Karla Mac Donald
Nicki Odenbreit
Kris McClelland
Jonathan Sturman
Ben Davison
Fiona Family
Tara Obeyesekere
Debra James, IEU VIC-TAS and Karen Batt, CPSU-SPSF
Susan Prince
Miss Sofia Rita Belmonte
Patrick Keane
Peter Colley
Julie McMahon Domincan Sister
Heather Wales
John Tourrier
Jo Thomas
Mary-Ann Lovejoy Lovejoy
Peter Wilson
Audrey Wacks
Audrey Wacks

387 supporters

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  • Sue Mccarthy McCarthy
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:53:08 +1100
    Fantastic effort by staff to protect baby Asha, congratulations on your dedication and humanity.
  • Luke Hilakari
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:45:01 +1100
    Let’s support the unionists who refuse to let baby Asha go into detention.
  • Catherine Crittenden
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:43:48 +1100
    Good on you! Standing up for decency. Thank you and please keep up the great work.
  • Doug Stewart
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:43:13 +1100
    Congratulations to the staff of Lady Cilento’s Children’s Hospital. As an Australian I am ashamed that the Federal Government is doing so little to expeditiously re-settle refugees on Manos Island and Nauru. Obviously Julia Gillard’s regional solution for our refugee problem would have been a far better solution, but the Liberal Party were too political to accept such a solution would been a great benefit to Australia. They wanted to look tough rather than compassionate (because that is what the majority of Liberal Party supporters think is best). God bless the staff of Lady Cilento’s Children’s Hospital, and please stay strong so that other Australian hospitals will be inspired by your actions.
  • Sue Lonergan
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:42:55 +1100
    Children should Never be held in detention
  • Elizabeth McGrath
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    NTEU endorsed 2016-02-18 10:42:49 +1100
    Keep up the good fight

    We stand with you
  • Louise Connor and Carolyn Dunbar
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:36:13 +1100
    Solidarity with nurses and staff supporting Baby Asha. We support what you’re doing, as do many MEAA members.
  • Viraj Dissanayake
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    National Union of Workers at Woolworths Melbourne Liquor Distribution Centre endorsed via 2016-02-18 10:35:10 +1100
  • mike mitchell
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:35:03 +1100
    Thank you for defending these powerless people. And thanks for promoting a moral stance for refugees.
  • Melanie Lazarow
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    NTEU Life member endorsed 2016-02-18 10:34:26 +1100
    My total and committed support goes to all who are fighting for refugees and against deportations of refugees. Let them stay.
  • Karla Mac Donald
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:31:24 +1100
    Thank you, wonderful health care staff & Unionists, for standing up & being counted, for doing the RIGHT thing to protect children & others. I stand with you.
  • Nicki Odenbreit
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:30:42 +1100
  • Kris McClelland
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    endorsed via 2016-02-18 10:30:41 +1100
    Congratulations to LCCH staff who have the compassion and morals our government so desperately lacks.
  • Jonathan Sturman
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:28:19 +1100
    Thank you for standing up for the welfare of Asha and her family. Keep up the good work!
  • Ben Davison
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:27:20 +1100
    I stand in unity with the doctors, nurses and staff at the hospital in Brisbane and all around the country who are making a stand to let them stay.
  • Fiona Family
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:26:45 +1100
    Thank You All For protecting baby Asha,you guys are Leading the way and being the example to us all !

    I support You in protecting the vulnerable !

    You have My Vote !
  • Tara Obeyesekere
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:26:39 +1100
    As a doctor who works with asylum seekers and refugees, I am saddened by Australia’s stance on this issue.

    I offer my support and solidarity to my colleagues in QLD who are refusing to deport this child.
  • Debra James, IEU VIC-TAS and Karen Batt, CPSU-SPSF
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:25:16 +1100
    Professionalism and compassion – we stand by you!
  • Susan Prince
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:23:59 +1100
    Thank you for your relentless pursuit of moral integrity
  • Miss Sofia Rita Belmonte
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:19:16 +1100
  • Patrick Keane
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:18:26 +1100
  • Peter Colley
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:17:38 +1100
  • Julie McMahon
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    Domincan Sister endorsed 2016-02-18 10:11:41 +1100
    I can’t understand OUR government treating people especially women and children like they do. There are people who have been proven refugees and they are still kept on the islands. I support those who are fighting for the welfare of the baby and her mother. What is Australia coming I place I am ashamed to call home when considering these issues.
  • Heather Wales
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:11:10 +1100
    I’m a recently retired nurse find our government (on both sides) incredibly cold hearted toward refugees. What happened to the old rule born in a country you were a citizen of that country?? It appears in recent years the powers that be change things to suit their own political agenda. Shame on Them.. Good on the medical & nursing staff for showing humanity & kindness .
  • John Tourrier
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:09:11 +1100
  • Jo Thomas
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:08:13 +1100
    Thank you! I stand with you.
  • Mary-Ann Lovejoy Lovejoy
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:01:25 +1100
    You’re heroes! #LetThemStay
  • Peter Wilson
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 10:00:31 +1100
  • Audrey Wacks
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 09:54:36 +1100
    I am so glad the hospital staff have taken a stand.
  • Audrey Wacks
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    endorsed 2016-02-18 09:54:25 +1100
    I am so glad the hospital staff have taken a stand.