Like most Australian Jewish families, my family has a refugee connection. My grandmother arrived in Australia as a refugee from Nazi Germany. My family is forever grateful to Australia for this.


As a Member of Parliament, I am committed to fighting for dignity and respect for refugees and asylum seekers.


Since coming to government, we have already achieved:


  • Getting every single person off Nauru.
  • Ending the decade of limbo by abolishing temporary protection visas and safe haven enterprise visas. Instead, we are providing a permanent pathway, changing 20,000 lives for the better.
  • Increased and tailored mental health support to help refugees with their often-traumatic experiences 
  • Setting up the framework for 5,000 Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP) places on top of our existing humanitarian intake.


Australia at its best is strong, courageous, and big-hearted. I’m proud that Labor’s approach to migration strives to be just that.