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Luke Buda + Don McGlashan Share Charity Single 'Children Don’t Belong In Jail'

Luke Buda + Don McGlashan Share Charity Single 'Children Don’t Belong In Jail'

Monday 19th November, 2018 12:51PM

Songwriting icon Don McGlashan has teamed up with The Phoenix Foundation's Luke Buda for a charity single in support of refugee children detained on the island of Nauru, to help raise awareness in association with trans-Tasman advocacy group Mums 4 Refugees. All funds raised from 'Children Don’t Belong In Jail' will be donated to support the National Justice Project, a "Sydney based pro bono human rights law firm acting for many of the children remaining on Nauru." Mums 4 Refugees co-convener Sarah Jane Parton states the Australian government are currently incarcerating nearly 20 asylum seeker and refugee children on Nauru with no clear timeline for their removal, with many of the detained children suffering from physical and mental health issues. Up to date info can be found via the National Justice Project's website here, McGlashan and Buda each shared statements about the urgent issue...

"I have felt very upset and outraged by the reports coming out of Nauru, especially the stories of children as young as 5 engaging in serious self harm. We wrote this song to raise awareness of what is happening in off shore detention, in the hope that more people will sign up to the campaign to pressure the Australian government to end the horror they have created for these little kids and their families."

“The release of this song shows how deeply New Zealanders feel about the plight of the children stuck on Nauru. The situation there deteriorates by the day, time is running out, we have to get the kids off Nauru now.” - Luke Buda

“The way these children are being treated is inhumane and shameful and the Australian Government must be pushed to do much, much better for these people.” - Don McGlashan

'Children Don’t Belong In Jail' is out now via iTunes and Spotify.


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