Stop point­ing fin­gers

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

PAR­LIA­MEN­TAR­I­ANS must stop blam­ing and fin­ger-point­ing for the hor­rors at the Manus Is­land prison.

Such be­hav­iour does not solve any­thing; it merely en­trenches in­tran­si­gence and de­stroys what­ever faith some still have in our gov­ern­ment.

Each one of the 600 is a hu­man be­ing that we’ve in­car­cer­ated far too long.

Our “duty-of-care” mor­phed into “dere­lic­tion-of-care’ be­gin­ning years ago with manda­tory de­ten­tion and TPVs.

I chal­lenge each voter to con­tact your mem­ber, your sen­a­tors, and the PM and tell them un­equiv­o­cally – find your moral com­pass and bring these 600 men to Aus­tralia.

— Judy Bam­berger, ACT

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