ABF

ABF head sacked

Dear Prime Minister,

After 11 months suspension (on full salary) Roman Quaedvlieg is sacked for making 'wilfully or recklessly false statements.'

After Priya's visa renewal didn't arrive in the mail on time, she, her husband and their two baby daughters were imprisoned by ABF within 5 HOURS of their deadline.

Where is justice?

No health care

Dear Prime Minister,

Why did Dr John Brayley, former chief medical officer of the Australian Border Force (ABF), resign last week? Who is overseeing the medical services for Australia's prisoners on Manus island and Nauru since Dr Brayley's resignation? Why has Minister Dutton not responded to Shadow Minister Neumann's concerns about medical treatment for asylum seekers on Nauru being blocked?

Why haven't you sacked Minister Dutton? Incompetence, repeated lying, $9.6 billion wasted, eight people dead are each reason enough.

Amnesty now for all detainees on Nauru and Papua New Guinea. 

Punished for their patience and good will

Dear Prime Minister,

I can hardly bear to address these letters, you have so demeaned and corrupted the office of Prime Minister. However, I started these letters with the aim of writing one for every person held in offshore detention or until all detainees are free and safe and so I will continue, while the graphic violence and torture on Manus Island and Nauru get worse day after day.

The refugees on Nauru have written a statement which includes this question:

ABF [Australian Border Force], you say Nauru is responsible for us, but you make all of the decisions. For Nauru, we are a commodity in a ruined economy. Why do you want to punish us and hold us prisoners in a place where we are simply a means for people to earn an income, because their land was destroyed by your greed?
— https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/nauru-refugees-%E2%80%98we-have-right-be-free-and-know-our-future%E2%80%99

Why do you punish desperate people who asked us for help, Prime Minister? 

Bring the refugees here now.

Dear Prime Minister,

Immigration threatened the refugees in Charlie tent, saying if you don’t leave we will cut the power on Friday. These refugees are about 10 people. They have only been in Charlie tent for about 3 weeks after leaving Foxtrot when told that it would close.
If they cut the power in Charlie, the refugees don’t have any place to go and will become homeless. Two weeks ago some other refugees left Foxtrot and went to the rooms which were part of the old medical clinic, but they could not stay there because immigration cut the power and they were homeless for a few days.
Australian immigration is trying to close Foxtrot but without providing any place for the refugees who leave Foxtrot to go. When the refugees ask them to find a place for them they say you must go to East Lorengau camp. East Lorengau is close to the local community and means the refugees would be forced to live in PNG.
— Behrouz Boochani