“THE TIME HAS COME” – by Turnbull’s standards, he and Dutton must resign

The state of conditions – and healthcare is a prominent element – in immigration detention has reached a level that means that the Australian government can no longer deny both inflicting harm on and fighting to retain inferior care for the innocent people they hold indefinitely offshore.

And, by the standards espoused by the country’s leader, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, he and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton have no choice but to resign.

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IN THE PAST WEEK, the Australian government:

*  [Jennifer Kanis (Morris Blackburn Lawyers) assisting with one of this week’s cases reported that in 2018 alone (so far), more than a dozen other cases involving sick children on Nauru had been brought to the court and in every case, the court had ordered the child be sent to Australia for treatment.]

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ONLY TWO WEEKS AGO, the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called for the sacking of (now former) Archbishop Phillip Wilson following the Catholic clergyman’s  conviction for concealing ongoing abuse of children.

Persistence, courage and justice have meant that finally the victims of institutional abuse are being seen as they were and are – innocents preyed upon by those in powerful positions who continue to suffer the impact of the harm done to them and the relentless denial of that harm. The magnitude of that is unfathomable. Of course instances of trauma and torment can never be compared one to another. But surely it is always worth doing what is possible to prevent any suffering inflicted knowingly on innocent people. So it seems pertinent to note that the man calling for the sacking of a senior member of an esteemed institution for concealing abuse has himself been:

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ALSO
ONLY TWO WEEKS AGO, the Prime Minister was advocating a ‘values test‘ for migrants because the harmony of our society is built on

the values we share and those Australian values, of democracy, freedom, the rule of law, respect for women, equality between men and women. All of these values are vitally important and we must never, ever take them for granted and we should always ensure that we maintain them

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SO …

applying those values that the Prime Minister espouses and puts into action, it seems logical that he himself would conclude that “it is clear that he should resign” – except that now the ‘he‘ is Mr Turnbull. AND the same must apply to Mr Dutton, the Minister who specifically directs the operations responsible for denying freedom, breaking the rule of law and inflicting physical and mental harm on innocent people.

To again use Malcolm Turnbull’s own words:

“THE TIME HAS COME”

 

Malcolm Turnbull must resign.
Peter Dutton must resign.

And all Australian citizens must call on them do so immediately.

 

You can do this:

DIRECTLY
Malcolm Turnbull:
Click here to email: contact-your-pm
Phone: 02 6277 7700
Tweet: @TurnbullMalcolm
Comment on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/malcolmturnbull/

Peter Dutton:
Click here to email: Peter.Dutton.MP@aph.gov.au
Phone: 02 6277 7860
Tweet: @PeterDutton_MP
Comment on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/peterduttonmp/

and

VIA YOUR FEDERAL MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
whose contact details can be found by CLICKING HERE

and

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“THE TIME HAS COME”

 

Malcolm Turnbull must resign.
Peter Dutton must resign.

 


As with all posts on this site, links to the source material information are contained within the body of the post (click on any underlined text above). However, the following is for those who prefer to read the post only but would appreciate confirmation of content veracity:

ARE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN AUSTRALIA’S IMMIGRATION DETENTION CENTRES CONDONING TORTURE?https://jme.bmj.com/content/42/7/413

CORONERS COURT OF QUEENSLAND FINDING OF INQUESThttps://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/577607/cif-khazaei-h-20180730.pdf

PETER DUTTON AGAIN FORCED BY COURT TO TRANSFER SICK CHILD FROM NAURU TO AUSTRALIA: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/01/peter-dutton-again-forced-by-court-to-transfer-sick-child-from-nauru-to-australia

CRITICALLY ILL REFUGEE BABY AND PARENTS TO BE FLOWN FROM NAURU TO SYDNEY FOR CAREhttps://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/aug/03/critically-ill-refugee-baby-and-parents-to-be-flown-from-nauru-to-sydney-for-care

FORMER BORDER FORCE BOSS URGES ASYLUM SEEKER DEATH INQUESTShttps://www.sbs.com.au/news/former-border-force-boss-urges-asylum-seeker-death-inquests

GOING BLIND, BEGGING FOR PAINKILLERS: MANUS MEDICAL NEGLECT CONTINUEShttps://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/aug/02/manus-medical-neglect-scandalous-australian-doctors-say

TWO MEN ON MANUS ISLAND IN URGENT NEED OF MEDICAL ATTENTIONhttp://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/two-men-on-manus-island-are-in-urgent-need-of-medical-attention/10069474

MALCOLM TURNBULL TELLS POPE TO SACK ARCHBISHOP PHILIP WILSON AFTER COURT RULINGhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-19/turnbull-tells-pope-to-sack-bishop/10013348

NAURU ASYLUM SEEKER CONDITIONS: ABUSE, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, FILTHY TENTShttps://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/nauru-asylum-seeker-conditions-abuse-sexual-harassment-filthy-tents/news-story/58a82f1cf914689fcac1284c781e2831

SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM IN THE IMMIGRATION DETENTION NETWORKhttp://www.ombudsman.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0022/30298/December-2013-Suicide-and-self-harm-in-the-Immigration-Detention-Network.pdf

UN FINDS AUSTRALIA GUILTY IN 150 CASEShttps://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/un-finds-australia-guilty-in-150-cases-20130822-2sei6.html

COMMONWEALTH AGREES TO PAY MANUS ISLAND DETAINEES $70M IN CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENThttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-14/commonwealth-agrees-to-pay-manus-island-detainees-compensation/8616672

AUSTRALIA COULD ADD ‘VALUES TEST’ FOR MIGRANTS, MALCOLM TURNBULL SAYShttps://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jul/20/australia-ethnic-segregation-minister-alan-tudge

 

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