Letters to Tyranny #77

Dear Prime Minister,

Please act immediately to remove all the detainees on Manus Island and Nauru to Australia so that they can get appropriate treatment for their physical and psychological health. You must also put in place swift and well-resourced processing for their refugee claims. The 30 000 refugees on mainland Australia who are still waiting to be permanently settled need immediate attention also. Change the name of DIBP to Department of Immigration and Refugee Resettlement and free Australia from this terrible period of punitive inhumanity towards people asking for our help.

Yours faithfully,

Ruth Halbert