"The Greeting Card Project 18th November.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Dutton
Peter Dutton, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, was born 18/11/1970 - so he has a birthday coming up.
The Melbourne Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children had the wonderful idea of all their members sending Mr. Dutton a Happy Birthday card.
Let’s all get on board with this idea.
Include a polite message:
§ Remind him, on his birthday, that the children on Nauru have had too many birthdays detained there. #BringThemHere
§ Address the envelope to:
Hon. Peter Dutton,
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection,
PO Box 6022, Parliament House, Canberra 2600
§ Write a respectful greeting
§ Include a reminder that you have not forgotten the Nauru children who have nothing to celebrate on their birthdays.
§ Include the #BringThemHere hashtag
§ Sign it.
§ Post the card just before 13/11 … allowing for snail mail delivery time!
For the cost of a (discount value) card and $1 stamp, this represents an affordable collective action in which we can all can participate (no meetings required!), all share the cost (under $3 each), all share the effort (5-10mins of time) AND make the processing of so many cards through the Parliament House postal delivery system hard to ignore.
As Minister Dutton’s birthday falls on a non-sitting day, you might also send a second card to his electoral address:
§ The Honourable Peter Dutton
Member for Dickson
PO Box 2012
Strathpine, Queensland 4500
If you would like to follow up with a phone call to ensure he has remembered the children from Nauru on his birthday, the phone number is Phone: (07) 3205 9977" (text from RAR Castlamaine email)