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Subject: FW: Offshore detention of asylum seekers who arrived by boat
From: Stuart Tangye
Date: 12/02/2016, 10:03 am
To: "Stuart Tangye s.tangye@garvan.org.au [powderworks]" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>

Dear colleagues

Excuse the political nature of this email, but if you would like to add you name to the attached letter to be sent to PM Turnbull, please see below and reply to John Ziegler





Stuart Tangye | Head, Immunology Division
Head, Immunology & Immunodeficiency Lab
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
384 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

NHMRC Principal Research Fellow

Professor, St Vincent's Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Australia

T: + 61 (0)2 9295 8455 I M: + 61 (0) 413 390 306  F: +61 (0)2 9295 8404  I E: s.tangye@garvan.org.au


From: John Ziegler <j.ziegler@unsw.edu.au>
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:53 PM
To: "<Undisclosed recipients:;>"
Subject: Offshore detention of asylum seekers who arrived by boat

Dear Friends and Colleagues

With colleagues I have produced an “Open Letter” to the Prime Minister believing that the mistreatment of asylum seekers to act as a deterrent for those contemplating a sea voyage in the future fails the most basic ethical test.

I’ve attached the letter in the hope that you might choose to sign it. 

If you wish to do so you need only reply to that effect to this email message.  Also, please indicate how you wish to be described. There are some examples in the attachment.

We obviously need to do this as soon as possible and then hope to attract media (including social media) attention to it.

I look forward to your support.

Many thanks and best wishes

John Ziegler








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