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From: Julian Burnside <firstname.lastname@example.org>To: Judy Cooney <email@example.com>Date: 21 November 2014 11:15:00 am AEDTSubject: RE: Offshore detention
I sent letters to 2 refugees last April but didn’t get a response from them, probably because there were no facilities for them, if they received them at all)
Letters are now getting through, after an initial blockage which the Department of Immigration could not (ie would not) satisfactorily explain. This is the reason replies have (until recently) been so scarce. I think it will get better from here on. the letters are very gratefully received.
The address for writing to refugees on Manus Island is:
Manus Island Regional Processing Centre
PO BOX 213
Papua New Guinea
There are some more on Manus you can write to if you have the energy:
Refugees are able to get stamps for one point, so it is no longer necessary to put a stamp on your self-addressed envelope. Make sure your name and address are very clearly written on the self-addressed envelope.
You should now try writing direct, and make a point of giving an email address and/or Facebook name
Very best wishes
Julian Burnside AO QC
Level 30, 200 Queen St,
A timid question will always receive a confident answer. - Lord Darling
War does not determine who is right - only who is left. -- Bertrand Russell
From: Judy Cooney [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sent: Wednesday, 19 November 2014 7:15 PM
To: Julian Burnside
Subject: Offshore detention
I sent several letters to people detained on Manus Is. to your Melbourne PO address.
Many thanks for your work on behalf of refugees.