For the 179th man on Manus Island

Dear Prime Minister,

On behalf of the 179th man on Manus Island, why do you continue to defend Minister Dutton when the audit office's reports of September 2016 and January 2017 show serious and ongoing failure of financial, service, and health and safety issues in the offshore detention centres managed by his department?

This audit [in January] has identified a recurrence of these, and other, deficiencies, which have resulted in higher than necessary expense for taxpayers and significant reputational risks for the Australian government and the department.

Significant reputational risks. That is indefensible, Mr Turnbull. Sack Dutton, close the camps and bring the refugees here.