Citizens Electoral Council of Australia
Media Release Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Craig Isherwood‚ National Secretary
PO Box 376‚ COBURG‚ VIC 3058
Phone: 1800 636 432
Petition to Parliament
Australia must get out of Syria
TO THE HONOURABLE THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:
Australia’s military on 17 September participated in the US-led bombing of Syrian Arab Army soldiers in Syria, killing 62 and wounding more than 100. Whether by accident or not, our actions benefited ISIS, against whom the Syrian soldiers were protecting a town of 300,000 people. Unlike the Russians, Australia and our American, British, French and other allies are operating in Syria without the consent of the Syrian government, and therefore illegally under international law. ISIS terrorists are now a threat to the whole world, yet we are aiding them to achieve our allies’ long-planned overthrow of the Assad government. The UK’s Chilcot Report and House of Commons Libya Report prove that previous regime-change interventions in Iraq and Libya were based on the same lies being repeated about Syria, and that they caused, not prevented, more terrorism. Australia should not participate in another regime‑change operation. Since we are not there to help the Syrian government and Russia fight ISIS, we must get out—now!
What else can you do?
Share this petition as widely as you can through email, social media and in person and encourage everyone you know to sign it (contact the CEC for printed copies).
Phone or email your federal MP and the offices of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Defence Minister Marise Payne, and their counterparts in the Labor and Green parties, to demand that Australia get out of Syria.
Click on the following links for contact details of the politicians to contact, and for more background information on the Syria crisis: