IN THE MEDIA
Since its official launch in November 2020, the #BringThemHome campaign has garnered significant attention. Within its first day, the campaign video received over 3,000 views. Many Aussies have since expressed their frustration at how little is being done to remove the Government's flight caps and bring people home. Read more below to see the media attention given to this grassroots campaign started by the Australian people!
SENATOR KRISTINA KENEALLY OFFICIALLY SUPPORTS THE #BRINGTHEMHOME CAMPAIGN
December 7, 2020
After reaching out to ALP Senator Kristina Keneally's team, they agree to officially support the #BringThemHome campaign and share many of our member's stories in the lead up to Christmas.
STRANDED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD
December 1, 2020
Note: This article was published in the German Newspaper "Südwest Presse" and is in German. A short excerpt:
"More than 35,000 Australians share Dave Reynold's fate. In its fight against Corona, the Australian Government is allowing almost no-one to enter... Some of their fellow citizens are in desperate situations. Therefore, Dave and three others founded the Facebook group 'Let's Bring Stranded Australians Home!' "We have to do something," says Dave. It's about that feeling of not being alone, as well as sharing practical information about flight connections.
AUSSIES STILL STRANDED OVERSEAS
THE PROJECT, CHANNEL 10 NATIONAL NEWS
November 27, 2020
Just four weeks from Christmas, the number of Australians desperate to get home from overseas has skyrocketed to almost 37,000. So how do we get more Aussies home quicker?
THOUSANDS REMAIN STRANDED OVERSEAS
SKY NEWS AUSTRALIA
November 26, 2020
A man stranded in Germany said never in a million years did he imagine it was going to be this difficult to return home to Australia amid a global pandemic. "The bulk of Australians aren't aware that that was the original advice - to couch surf..." Dave Reynolds said. "Some of the stories we hear... they're beyond sickening. It's terrifying to hear of some of the situations people are in. I'm lucky, I'm with my partner's family so if I'm the last person to make it home, I'm fine with that but there are 34,000 people out here - some of them homeless, some of them jobless; it's not right."
STRANDED AUSSIES PLEAD TO COME HOME
ABC BRISBANE RADIO
November 18, 2020
Tens of thousands of Australians have been stuck overseas, since the Federal Government introduced caps on international arrivals.
A Brisbane man is among a group of stranded Aussies who've launched a video to highlight their plight.
STRANDED AUSSIES LOSE HOPE OF GOING HOME IN 2020
TRT WORLD, PUBLIC BROADCAST SERVICE
November 11, 2020
...Some Australians launched a campaign to pressure the Government to lift the caps and let all Australians return home. They are sharing their stories of being stranded overseas - without jobs, without anywhere to live, without healthcare, without their families.
LOCKED OUT: STRANDED AUSTRALIANS CALL FOUL OVER COVID-19 CAP
November 9, 2020
Melbourne resident Laurie Stefanizzi is among those who have lodged human rights complaints with the commission on the right to enter their own country under Article 12 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which is scheduled to the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986.
Stefanizzi, who is a dual national and staying with family outside Lyon, said she has found much-needed solidarity with other Australians stuck overseas. Together they have teamed up to launch a social media campaign to “bring stranded Aussies home”.
QANTAS' INTERNATIONAL 'RESCUE FLIGHTS' ARE HEADED TO HOBART
November 8, 2020
Today's announcement comes as an online campaign under the #BringThemHome banner lobbies for the removal of all arrivals caps. A group said to be "representing the thousands of people stuck around the globe due to the inability to find a guaranteed seat" due to the strict limit on arriving passengers, called on the government to "stop restricting Australian citizens and residents, as well as their family, from returning home."