Letters to Tyranny #14

Dear Prime Minister,

Mr XXX XXX, aged XX, left XXX XX years ago and eventually was the fourteenth incarcerated on Manus Island. He has spent a significant part of his life struggling towards a goal that is so common as to be unremarkable. To be able to live.

Mr Turnbull, as the highest elected official in Australia you have achieved a prodigious series of goals. What is it in you that cannot allow Mr XXX the simplest of goals: a life?

Yours faithfully

Ruth Halbert