26 February 2022
THE SATURDAY: Liberal MP says room for 15,000 Afghans
Faith groups met with Alex Hawke this week to push for a commitment on accepting Afghan refugees. By Karen Middleton.
Conservative Christian churches and a federal Liberal MP are ramping up pressure on the government to fulfil its promise to help more Afghans flee Taliban persecution, amid concerns they are pawns in a domestic political game.
The Australian Christian Lobby is suggesting Afghans seeking protection in Australia are becoming collateral damage in the government’s national security focused re-election campaign.