The We're Better Than This campaign launched today, in an effort to stop the indefinite detention of more than 700 refugee children by the Australian government.
A video has been released of high-profile Australians who support the cause, performing in a choir for a song with proceeds going to charity.
The organisation's website has shocking figures that highlight the issues surrounding children in detention.
Australia does not tolerate individuals who are cruel to kids.Australia is no longer blind to institutional child abuse. We shine light deep into the dark corners of even the most venerated and powerful institutions.And yet, Australia locks up innocent, traumatised children without trial; indefinitely, and under a tightly woven cloak of secrecy.Our Government has created detention centres—deterrence camps—on Christmas Island, Nauru and on our own soil. There, the treatment of children is so inhumane and the conditions so appalling that leading Australian psychiatrists and paediatricians have been moved to speak out in a voice unprecedented in their profession.These camps contravene international human rights conventions to which Australia is signatory.We are better than this.