Yes, 2018 was a bad year, but this one is somehow worse. I, like many, am feeling the burn of compassion fatigue, but we need to keep going.
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.
On Monday, Scott Morrison panned the Labor Party for stranding refugees on Manus. However, a series of emails from 2014 illustrates his thinking when he was the Minister of Immigration.
Scott Morrison meeting James Marape to agree that offshore detention doesn’t exist is beyond poor politics, it’s closer to a contrived joke.
The Prime Minister of PNG has asked our government to cancel the Paladin contract on Manus Island…but only so local businesses can capitalise on the refugees seeking asylum.