Letters to Tyranny #42

Dear Prime Minister,

"Our current approaches [to asylum seekers] are not sustainable, fiscally responsible or protection-sensitive. We must develop and promote durable, legal and human solutions for people in need of protection. A new Australian approach should not be considered a sign of weakness or a policy backflip, but rather a considered response to the legal and moral imperative to take a leading role in an area of acute global need."

It is urgent that you develop the solutions that Professor McAdam calls for in the conclusion of her article in Monday's Guardian, not only for Mr XXX XXX, the 42nd asylum seeker on Manus Island, but for all current and future refugees and for your own legacy as Prime Minister of Australia.

Yours faithfully

Ruth Halbert