A Letter from Manus Island

Dear Prime Minister

The refugees have found the responses and reasoning provided by the government regarding the hostage situation and our incarceration to be absurd. There have been ridiculous fabrications. We have exposed this as a form of political opportunism, as a politics driven by economic mismanagement and incompetence, policies that benefit bloodthirsty financial investors, a politics that experiments in order to further ingrain a system of border militarisation and securitisation.
— Behrouz Boochani

Behrouz Boochani wrote this from his imprisonment on Manus Island. Your appearance on Q&A tonight perfectly illustrated his point about political opportunism.

Our resistance is the spirit that haunts Australia. Our resistance is a new manifesto for humanity and love.
— Behrouz Boochani

The refugees have succeeded in establishing the terms: humanity and love. I challenge you to put aside political opportunism and act with humanity and love.