Australia established offshore detention of refugees four years ago - and we still have people living there in desperate situations, waiting for news of their long term future.
As of June 2018 there are 170 families on Nauru, including 158 children. At least 100 children have been born into our off-shore detention regime.
The harsh conditions in detention, isolation, prolonged uncertainty and a lack of hope have had a devastating impact on the health and wellbeing of these people, particularly children.
The majority of these people have been recognised as refugees. The Australian government owes them protection and safety now. These innocent people want nothing but hope and a brighter future for their children. It’s time to stop punishing them for risking their lives in that search.
Refugees on Nauru and Manus Island can no longer remain in limbo - Prime Minister Turnbull should immediately bring them to safety in Australia while they await resettlement in the US or other until a safe and sustainable alternative can be secured.