Morrison recently delivered an apology to the many people who suffered institutionalised sexual abuse.
Why, therefore, did the PM have such a blind spot for children on Nauru? Their conditions are so appalling that many witnesses have labelled them child abuse.
This is the man who refused to take sick children and their families off the island, and opposed their medical evacuation requiring court orders to compel their removal.
It’s possible these children will physically survive these conditions, but we know from other survivors that they may suffer psychological issues for the remainder of their lives.
Suddenly Mr Morrison’s apology sounds hollow and insincere.
This is a pity because given his role in their suffering, he’s going to need to make many more apologies in future if, indeed, he manages to survive an election. An election loss and the need to confront the cruelty of this policy will, no doubt, make him very sorry indeed.
YVETTE DEMPSEY, CARRARA