Bring them here

The Saturday Paper - - Letters & Editorial -

Why is Dr Ker­ryn Phelps, the honourable mem­ber for Went­worth, where I live, still talk­ing about a “third coun­try” for the peo­ple held hostage on Manus and Nauru? They are clearly our re­spon­si­bil­ity, and I can show her an ar­ti­cle from Canada’s Na­tional Post, out­raged that their prime min­is­ter, Justin Trudeau, should be even ap­proached to take peo­ple who law­fully came to Aus­tralia and claimed asy­lum. One so­lu­tion that does ex­ist, as she knows, is to bring the peo­ple we have been tor­tur­ing here, and some­how re­build the lives we have bro­ken for them. Who is go­ing to tell the truth about their rights that we have vi­o­lated? The ABC ducks for cover. The hu­man rights or­gan­i­sa­tions have not cut through. Mur­doch does what Mur­doch does. Per­haps we need to start act­ing de­cently, as Ju­lian Burn­side, QC, and so many oth­ers ad­vo­cate, and bring them here.

– Stephen Lang­ford, Padding­ton, NSW

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