A deal is a deal

Dear Prime Minister,

Last week we were not surprised to learn that the refugee resettlement deal with the US has no substance and is purely for appearances.

Turnbull: ‘... there is nothing more important in business or politics than a deal is a deal. Look, you and I have a lot of mutual friends.’
Trump: [rage] ‘... Suppose I do not take any?’
Turnbull: ‘That is the point I have been trying to make.’
— Analysing Trump-Turnbull Phone X-change: http://netipr.org/saorg/node/49

You used the façade of a deal to buy time to do nothing. All the while, the October 31 deadline in PNG for closing Manus RPC came closer and you could find no other solution. Now we have the men trapped on Manus Island in fear for their lives, without power and water, while Wilson security refuse to do their job because even they are too scared, and yet another predicted and preventable death has happened.

RIP Hamed Shamshiripour. Killed by Australia's violent anti-refugee policy.

On Nauru, the refugees are also trapped in a hostile place with no resources and when they peacefully protest they are beaten and arrested

You have tried to distract us with the Marriage Survey but we will hold you to account. A deal is a deal. Australia co-wrote and signed the Refugee Convention. Keep to the deal and bring all refugees on Manus Island and Nauru to Australia now.