Letters to Tyranny #60

It is now urgent that the Australian Government takes responsibility for the men detained by arrangement of Australia on Manus Island.  The final part of the document reads:

As this document produced by the PNG government says: "There has been no change to Australia's regional processing policy following the announcement that the Manus RPC will close. ... No-one will be settled in Australia." Nor Malaysia, nor New Zealand, despite their offers because of Australia's meanness. And it is apparent that Papua New Guinea cannot provide the support and services the refugees need, let alone accommodation or employment.

There are many thousands of Australians who are desperate to help and support these men and welcome them into their communities. Act now to prevent any further harm being done and to finally accept what has always been Australia's responsibility. It could have been our honour and now it is our shame.

Bring them here

Ruth Halbert