McMillan residents: Russell Broadbent please call for men on Manus Island to be evacuated.
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We, the undersigned McMillan residents, call on our elected Member to the House of Representatives of the Australian Parliament, Mr Russell Broadbent, to act as a matter of urgency and call for the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island to be evacuated immediately.
Mr Broadbent in August this year you told the Australian Parliament that refugees and asylum seekers in offshore immigration detention need to be brought to Australia. In September this year you delivered a critical assessment of successive governments' handling of refugees on Manus Island and Nauru, predicting an imminent "tipping point" in what the public would accept. We thank you for these public statements of support.
We, the undersigned McMillan residents, believe that the “tipping point” you predicted has been reached. We, as members of your electoral public, do not support nor accept these inhumane decisions being made regarding refugees and asylum seekers by our Federal Government on our behalf.
Mr Broadbent, over the last month a humanitarian disaster has unfolded on Manus Island. Doctors, public figures and clergy have all called for an end to the suffering of refugees and asylum seekers marooned on Manus.
Your recent silence on this crisis has been palpable. We implore you to speak publicly on our behalf on this matter and to act immediately as a matter of urgency.
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