Dear Letters Editor,
Just maybe, and for once, we could focus on the people who are most vulnerable to this pandemic, and to the human rights violations perpetrated by our government, so rarely reported, those people held as prisoner-hostages because they came here as refugees.
That the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, that we signed in 1954, is constantly being flouted by Australia, and that this is hardly ever mentioned, and that this was paid for with Jewish European lives (such as those on the Voyage of the Damned) is likewise something like a state secret.
As citizens we have to stand up. Together. That innocent people are locked up for years without end, is unacceptable. We have a weekly protest: REFUGEE LIVES MATTER.