In Pictures: Turnbull’s Office Disrupted By ‘Mums 4 Refugees’ Protest


It’s often complained that the youth (these days!) are apathetic, politically disengaged, or just plain lazy. But for a small group of toddlers who paid a visit to Malcolm Turnbull’s electorate office yesterday, playtime just got political.

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Three generations of women yesterday took over the PM’s Edgecliff office, demanding the government end the offshore detention of asylum seekers.

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Protesters arrived at the office around 1pm, promptly setting up a ‘playgroup protest’, allowing the younger among them to crawl gaily across a large banner demanding the Member for Wentworth “close the camps”.

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Carrying posters that read “No votes in abuse,” and “Bring them here,” the protesters occupied the office until the arrival of police, and later voluntarily departed.

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It’s not the first time ‘Mums 4 Refugees’ has attempted to draw attention the the plight of those held in offshore detention.

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In November last year, the group performed a similar protest action at Department of Immigration offices in Melbourne. One woman was removed by police while breastfeeding her child.

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Images via Mums 4 Refugees.

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