The Australian Council for International Development and Guardian Australia have put together an online collection of personal insights called
BEYOND THE WIRE
The refugees brought to Manus Island and the local people share their stories
This is a collection of stories of the people of Manus Island – those sent there against their will by the Australian government and who are waiting for their interrupted lives to restart, and Manusians for whom the island has always been home. The brief snapshots are representative of the results of Australia’s asylum seeker policies … on real people. In their own words.
(Click on the links above to go directly to Beyond the Wire.)
THESE are the people our government should be listening to.
If they aren’t, perhaps you could send the story of Aslam or Ruth or Raj to …
The Prime Minister
Malcolm Turnbull – email here
The Minister responsible for Immigration and Border Control
Peter Dutton – email here
The Federal Opposition Leader
Bill Shorten – email here
Your Federal MP
whose contact details are at this link