Australia must play part in fallout from Taliban takeover

After the rapid takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban, Lawyers For Peace has urged the Australian government to assist in the humanitarian disaster unfolding.

"Australia played a part in setting up these circumstances, now we must play our part in helping those who left vulnerable," said Lawyers For Peace president Sam Drummond.

Lawyers For Peace has called on the federal government to:

  • Expand Australia's humanitarian intake of refugees fleeing violence from the Taliban
  • Grant permanent protection to Afghan nationals currently in Australia on Temporary Protection Visas.

"Our thoughts are with all those impacted, especially the women whose rights and safety are rendered particularly vulnerable now and into the future," said Mr Drummond.

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