Bring them here
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