Australians: write to Norway

Ferrovial runs Australia’s abusive offshore immigration detention camps. US$283 million of Norwegian people’s money is invested in Ferrovial through Oljefondet, Norway's pension fund. Australians, sign the open letter asking Norwegians to write to Oljefondet and get their money out of Australia's detention camps.

 

Open letter from Australia to Norway

(Translated into Norwegian, below)

Dear Norway,

We need your help. Oljefondet – on behalf of the Norwegian people – is invested Australia’s system of offshore refugee detention camps and prolonged detention, which UNHCR has described as “immensely harmful”.

People are held indefinitely on Nauru and Manus Island, without access to adequate health care or recourse to Australia’s legal system, in a system Amnesty International says “amounts to torture under international law."

Oljefondet is invested in Spanish company Ferrovial, which now has responsibility for the biggest contract to run Australia’s offshore refugee detention camps; Ferrovial’s contracts have just been extended to October 2017.

This investment in Ferrovial clearly fails to meet the ethical standards set by Oljefondet’s own policy documents.

If you want Norway’s money out of offshore detention, please sign the petition asking Oljefondet to divest.

 

Åpent brev fra Australia til Norge

Kjære Norge

Vi trenger deres hjelp. Oljefondet - på vegne av det norske folk - har investeringer i Australias system med oppbevaring av flyktninger på stillehavsøyer. FNs høykommissær for flyktniger har beskrevet systemet som “særdeles skadelig”.

Mennesker holdes på øyene Nauru og Manus på ubestemt tid, uten tilstrekkelig tilgang til helsetjenester eller Australias rettssystem. I en ny rapport fra Amnesty International, påpeker de at “etter internasjonal rett, er dette tortur”.

Oljefondet har investeringer i det spanske selskapet Ferrovial, som nå har den største kontrakten for å drifte leirene; Ferrovials kontrakt ble akkurat utvidet til oktober 2017.

Investeringen i Ferrovial bryter helt klart med Oljefondets egne etiske standarder.

Hvis du vil ha Norge ut av Australias skadelige stillehavs-leire, skriv under på brevet som ber Oljefondet om å trekke sine investeringer 

 

2,780 SIGNATURES
3,000 signatures

Dear Norway,

We, the undersigned Australians, need your help. Oljefondet – on behalf of the Norwegian people – is invested in Australia’s system of offshore refugee detention camps and prolonged detention, in a system Amnesty International says “amounts to torture under international law".

If you want Norway’s money out of Australia's offshore detention camps, please add your name to the letter asking Oljefondet to divest.

Will you sign?

  • Richard Palmer
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-11 06:45:54 +1100
    Call on the Norwegians to ask their pension fund divest from offshore detention. Sign the open letter! #DearNorway
  • Richard Palmer
    @RichardPalmer5 tweeted link to this page. 2017-12-11 06:45:48 +1100
    Call on the Norwegians to ask their pension fund divest from offshore detention. Sign the open letter! #DearNorway http://www.dear-norway.org.au/australians_letter?recruiter_id=262578
  • Richard Palmer
    signed 2017-12-11 06:42:49 +1100
    I was once a proud Australian but now my government brings me only shame.
  • David Wall
    signed 2017-08-29 09:39:36 +1000
  • Kay Williams
    signed via 2017-06-08 04:38:01 +1000
  • Catherine Davies
    signed 2017-04-29 16:02:54 +1000
    Dear people of the world. We can no longer rely on governments to act ethically and consider our humanity when making decisions. people across the globe must stand together to protect and defend each other.
  • Soraya Christensen
    signed 2017-04-28 19:30:45 +1000
    Soraya Christensen
  • Maria Trombin
    signed 2017-04-28 19:30:30 +1000
    Norway is such a leader in so may fields. Please show your commitment to political and human rights and divest your investments in Australia’s offshore gulags holding asylum seekers. Please help us.
  • Maria Trombin
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-28 19:26:44 +1000
    Call on the Norwegians to ask their pension fund divest from offshore detention. Sign the open letter! #DearNorway
  • Maria Trombin
    @mariatrombin tweeted link to this page. 2017-04-28 19:26:39 +1000
    Call on the Norwegians to ask their pension fund divest from offshore detention. Sign the open letter! #DearNorway http://www.dear-norway.org.au/australians_letter?recruiter_id=240556
  • Michael Rynn
    signed 2017-04-27 14:01:35 +1000
    Are concentration camps the new profit making enterprise of the future?
  • Chandra Hale
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-12 13:17:07 +1000
    Call on the Norwegians to ask their pension fund divest from offshore detention. Sign the open letter! #DearNorway
  • Chandra Hale
    @chndrh tweeted link to this page. 2017-04-12 13:17:02 +1000
    Call on the Norwegians to ask their pension fund divest from offshore detention. Sign the open letter! #DearNorway http://www.dear-norway.org.au/australians_letter?recruiter_id=240193
  • Chandra Hale
    signed 2017-04-12 13:15:25 +1000
  • Joan Lynn
    signed 2017-04-05 18:53:05 +1000
    We can not asy we don’t know the horror these detention centres are having on innocent people whose only crime wwas to ask for asylum! Please sign the petition asking Oljefondet to divest from Ferrovial’s contracts.
  • James Winn
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-04 23:47:27 +1000
    Call on the Norwegians to ask their pension fund divest from offshore detention. Sign the open letter! #DearNorway
  • Jim Winn
    signed 2017-04-04 23:46:27 +1000
  • Ana Hanson
    signed 2017-03-30 09:47:52 +1100
  • Christine Butler
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-22 21:01:54 +1100
    Call on the Norwegians to ask their pension fund divest from offshore detention. Sign the open letter! #DearNorway
  • christine butler
    signed via 2017-03-22 21:01:05 +1100
  • Laurel Doel
    signed 2017-03-22 12:30:24 +1100
  • Gilbert Grace
    signed 2017-02-27 10:33:51 +1100
    Gilbert Grace
  • Bin Chaplin
    signed 2017-02-15 11:27:14 +1100
  • Colin Stuart-Campbell
    signed 2017-02-13 17:08:09 +1100
    I know Norwegians would be appalled to know this was happening to their money.
  • Annemarie Manners
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-07 20:07:37 +1100
    Call on the Norwegians to ask their pension fund divest from offshore detention. Sign the open letter! #DearNorway
  • Annemarie Manners
    signed via 2017-02-07 20:07:15 +1100
  • Robyn Whale
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-07 20:04:51 +1100
    Call on the Norwegians to ask their pension fund divest from offshore detention. Sign the open letter! #DearNorway
  • Robyn Whale
    signed 2017-02-07 20:04:19 +1100
    Help the Australian people stop this shameful treatment of innocent people
  • Debra Rowe
    signed 2017-02-01 11:17:34 +1100
  • Jakson Gray
    signed 2017-02-01 11:00:11 +1100

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