Paper people cut outs used in vigil for refugees at Nauru

A vigil was held outside Josh Wilson's office on Monday morning
A vigil was held outside Josh Wilson's office on Monday morning

PAPER people cut outs covered Federal MP Josh Wilson’s office on Monday morning as a group of locals made their voices heard over refugee issues.

The vigil was one of three around Perth as a group of 20 from groups such as Love Makes a Way, Mums4Regufees and People Just Like Us aimed to voice their disapproval at the treatment of refugees in Nauru.

Attendee Victoria Burrows said the paper dolls symbolised the refugees who have been victims.

“Josh Wilson was very receptive and, whilst not able to be there as he was in Canberra, he had a positive message for us that he was going to work to address the issues that were uncovered in the Nauru files,” she said.

“Our MPs represent us and need to hear our voice and as Australians we believe that every human life is valuable and the experiences of people on Nauru and Manus Island are appalling.

“There is a sense of pain and empathy with people on Nauru but also hope that we can do standing in solidarity with the pain of people on Nauru.”