Dear Prime Minister,

Poet and gardener, Mohammad Ali Maleki, held a sign up in the rain during the 72nd day of peaceful protest at Manus RPC yesterday which read:

We belong to the nature
Set us free before we die

This is your opportunity, Prime Minister, to make a gesture of good will, of optimism, and end this poisonous situation on Manus Island and Nauru. It can be as positive and momentous as John Howard's gun buy back scheme after the Port Arthur massacre. Right the wrong, let PNG and Nauru get on with their own futures, and bring all detainees and 'resident in area' people to safety and freedom. What legacy do you choose?