For the 177th man on Manus Island

Dear Prime Minister,

My letters to you are about the immorality and inhumanity of Australia's persecution of our fellow humans in offshore detention. But there is also a shocking financial cost to our regimes on Manus Island and Nauru.

The auditor's report (Jan 2017) found that $2.2bn was spent by DIBP on offshore processing without appropriate/any approval.

$1.1bn was approved by DIBP officers who did not have the required authorisation; and for the remaining $1.1bn there was no departmental record of who authorised the payments.

This is a recurrence of the same irresponsible and profligate spending that the audit office condemned DIBP about in September 2016. End the financial burden of this regime and close the camps.