A Green party MP has labelled Australia as “criminal” for its handling of refugees trapped on Manus Island.
“I started by calling [Australia] callous, but it’s criminal,” Green trade spokesperson and former refugee Golriz Ghahraman told The AM Show on Tuesday.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has not yet accepted New Zealand’s offer to take in 150 asylum seekers.
“Australia is dead-set on punishing these people. They’re trying to deter people who are already escaping torture from coming.
“We’re going to look back on this in history and it will be one of the most cruel things that humans have done to each other.”