EMERGENCY RALLY: STILL NO SAFE SETTLEMENT AS MANUS DEFIES THE SIEGE
Despite constant claims from the Prime Minister and Immigration Minister that new relocation areas are safe and ready, photos from West Lorengau on Manus Island show that the area is still a construction site.
“Dutton’s claim that he wants to close Manus Island as soon as possible; that’s a lie. Dutton wants Manus, like Nauru to become a permanent prison island,” said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition.
“Dutton intends to scuttle any plan for safe resettlement. He is deliberately depriving refugees of the necessities of life to force the refugees were forced into less safe areas of Manus Island than provide the safe resettement that he is obliged to.”
Emergency protest rally: “End the Manus Siege; Bring them Here,” Saturday, 18 November, 1pm, Hyde Park. Speakers include : Benjamin Law (writer), Ann-Maree McEwan, organiser Independent Education Union.
For more information contact Ian Rintoul 0417 275 713