Dear Prime Minister,
The United Nations high commissioner for refugees, Filippo Grandi, has taken the unprecedented step of directly criticising Australia’s offshore detention of refugees. Australia has been shown to have lied in our negotiations with the USA over resettling refugees there. After four years of illegal detention and torture by Australia the men detained at Manus RPC and in East Lorengau are now in dire circumstances. They are Australia’s responsibility. What steps are you taking to end offshore detention immediately and bring all men, women and children on Manus Island and Nauru to Australia now? Please respond directly to the contents of the attached letter, signed by 586 men on Manus Island.
End offshore detention now and bring all refugee children, men and women on Nauru and Manus Island to Australia.