Enough is enough

Teachers were among doctors and others who publicly protested the Federal Government’s detention of asylum seekers recently at State Parliament, despite the Government’s Border Force Act, which threatens workers with jail if they speak to the media about their concerns on detention centres.

The protest followed an open letter from significant women in Australia published in The Saturday Paper on 2 October demanding the urgent removal of all asylum seekers and refugees from Nauru and Manus Island, on the grounds that neither the Government of Nauru nor Manus Island can guarantee the effective protection of women, children and men.