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Writing wrongs - Manus community says no to detention

Posted 29 Oct 2017 12:00PM


On Monday 30 October, Australia's Manus Island Detention Centre will be closed. Power and water will be cut off and food will be stopped.

There are real fears concerning the welfare of both the refugees and the Manus community.

The inmates of the Australian Detention Centre have committed no crime in seeking asylum.

The Manus Islanders are angry, worried, and have not been consulted.

A violent situation is brewing, and many believe that the responsibility lies with Australia.

“Writing Rings for Righting Wrongs” - an initiative of the Josephite Justice Network has issued an urgent call, click HERE

We urge you to contact your local member, and the leaders of all Parties. You could write, or even better, ring the member’s office and leave a message. Malcolm Turnbull: (02) 6277 7700; Peter Dutton: (02) 6277 7860; Bill Shorten: (02) 6277 4022