Letters to Tyranny #73

Dear Prime Minister,

In the draft report on the condition of the compounds on Manus Island the details of the appalling physical condition of the buildings and facilities have been compared to a poorly run maximum security prison and fail to meet even the most basic of standards. Australia is funding a detention centre which has extremely punitive levels of security which are illegal for a refugee camp.

When will you accept Australia's responsibility for the detainees on Manus Island and Nauru and start the long-overdue process of our international reparation by following UNHCR's advice: that "Australia accept all transferred refugees and others with international protection needs."?

Bring them here

Ruth Halbert