The death of person who sought asylum in Australia but was exiled offshore for five years is a another bloody stain on Australia’s national conscience, Greens Immigration spokesperson Nick McKim says.
“This is yet another life lost due to our country's cruel and inhumane refugee policies," Senator McKim said.
"This tragedy was entirely predictable, yet the Liberals and ALP remain in cruel policy lockstep.”
“Australia’s offshore detention system has been a humanitarian calamity and one of the darkest chapters in our country’s story.”
“How many more lives need to be lost? How many more shattered hopes and dreams? How many more days of lost hope and yearning for freedom?”
“This is an emergency. Australia’s detention centres on Manus island and Nauru must be evacuated and every woman, man and child immediately brought to Australia so we can try to help them rebuild their lives.”