Dear Prime Minister,
My focus in writing these letters has been on:
- the illegality of Australia's offshore detention system;
- the inhumanity of our treatment of asylum seekers;
- the cost;
- the damage being done to Australia.
You have not responded to any of these issues. While I wait for your answers I will ask you a further question, one which is directly related to the function of government in Australia. As Prime Minister, where do you believe power needs to reside: with parliament, with government. or with the executive? How does this power relate to constitutional, human or civil rights? Can this power supersede these rights? If so, under what circumstances?