Dear Prime Minister,
How many times must you be told that Australia is accountable for the 1500+ asylum seekers held in offshore detention before you will act to free them? This time it is the United Nations committee examining whether we comply with the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights that has told us so. The committee expressed alarm at
In the preamble to the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights it says in part
Your government is required to abide by these ideals. And you as an individual are also obliged, as are we all. Offshore detention breaks everyone of these human rights. It must end now.