Letters to Tyranny #34

Dear Prime Minister,

On behalf of Mr XXX XXX, 34th man detained on Manus Island, please close the detention centres and bring the asylum seekers to Australia. As Jim Macken OA says in today's Guardian: "The Australian government is essentially treating refugees in these camps as human shields and this is utterly immoral." That is why Mr Macken has made the extraordinary offer to swap places with a refugee held in offshore detention and to relinquish his Australian citizenship if necessary.

What is your response to Mr Macken's offer and his request to you to "become the good leader you could be?"

Yours faithfully

Ruth Halbert