George Orwell

Letters to Tyranny #17

Dear Prime Minister,

The seventeenth asylum seeker on Manus Island as Mr XXX XXX, born in 19XX. He and the other 853 men on Manus Island are in a situation too dire and irrational even for George Orwell to write into a novel. They have been found to be refugees but Papua New Guinea does not seem to have the means to resettle them. These men are Australia's responsibility. Can you show leadership and return these men to Australia?

Yours faithfully

Ruth Halbert