Letters to Tyranny #22

Dear Prime Minister,

Michelle Grattan's three questions in The Conversation yesterday need answers. On behalf of Mr XXX XXX, refugee from XXX but currently the twenty second man illegally detained on Manus Island, I ask for detailed responses to three related questions:

  • Since no boats have arrived for a long time what is your timeframe for closing the offshore detention prisons?
  • Will you apologise to the asylum seekers on their immediate resettlement in Australia and to the Australian people who have been internationally embarrassed by the inhumane actions of the Australian government and its agents?
  • What is your detailed plan for managing both resettlement in Australia and safe access for other asylum seekers so they are not forced to attempt the dangerous journey by sea?

Yours faithfully

Ruth Halbert