Letters to Tyranny #55

Dear Prime Minister,

Thank you for your promise of taking more refugees at the United Nations yesterday. However, as Volker Türk, UNHCR said, making policy on refugees needs to be determined by humanitarian principles, not political expediency. Your speech yesterday was also a missed opportunity for Australia and especially for Mr XX XXX, the 55th asylum seeker on Manus Island, when you failed to announce the end of offshore detention and the immediate release of all detainees.

Bring them here.

Ruth Halbert