The ongoing crisis at Manus is not just an issue that needs solving, it is also a slash across the face of the Australia we grew up idolising.
With Peter Dutton putting his desire for leadership behind him, he has turned his attention back to vilifying those he believes places Australia at risk.
Our climate apocalypse, kids in cages, Boris Johnson steering Brexit. Many people are wondering what we did to deserve such a bleak set of circumstances. Well, let me tell you.
Now that both parties have promised to maintain offshore detention, our treatment of asylum seekers has truly reached its nadir.
Manus Island continues to be a humanitarian crisis. Elaine Pearson, the director of Human Rights Watch Australia believes that while headlines have changed, the facts have not.