Forced resettlement danger

Dear Prime Minister,

At the same time as Manusian Ben Wamoi called for locals to direct their protest to Australia, the men detained on Manus have written to PNG authorities asking them to stop participating in the forced resettlement of refugees into the Manus community. The Manusians do not want the 700+ men in their small, poor community. The refugees are rightly afraid of being forced out of the relatively secure detention centre into insecure accommodation with no access to work and health care.

This does not meet even the most basic idea of appropriate resettlement. Australia forced PNG to take the refugees and prevented resettlement to countries such as New Zealand. The refugees are Australia's responsibility. Bring them to safety and freedom now.