Manus Island atm is a disgrace. It doesn't matter if one leans left, right, communist, fascist, lunatic Luddite greenie, whatever.... $$$billions are being thrown at a facility that is not protecting anyone.
Now I'm all for having reasonable deterrents in place to prevent dangerous dodgy boat travel from Indonesia etc. I'm also pro-genuine asylum seeker - there are many who really are fleeing horrendous persecution in their home countries. Let's treat them as humans and not pawns/cannon-fodder.
Gee it's a complicated issue and I'm still trying to get my head around it....
It is complicated.
We need to process asylum seekers promptly not to prejudge and summarily punish them. It's just the right thing for a civilised society to do.
As for this forum, how much HATE do some people feel the need to dump on them.
I've been accused of many things here. My mantra is never to let what my parents went through happen again. Russians and Germans (and others), the common denominator was intolerance. Once you turn a person into a thing you can justifying anything. Then they plead ignorance