Dear Scott and Bill, we’ve strayed from our values: a Socceroo’s plea

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Football commentator Craig Foster, who helped save refugee Hakeem al-Araibi, has written a challenge to PM Scott Morrison and Labor leader Bill Shorten: now save Australia’s humanity.

  • Craig Foster
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Dear Scott and Bill,

Thank you for your support for Hakeem al-Araibi during his recent struggle for justice and for the welcome provided to him last week at Parliament House.

It was a powerful moment to see a young refugee celebrated in the centre of our democracy, the values of which underpinned our unshakeable conviction in his right to freedom.

In recent years, I have farewelled a loved friend and…

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