Opinion: Manus Island hunger strikes are a call to Australia’s conscience January 19, 2015 As reports of escalating hunger strikes among asylum seekers in the Manus Island detention centre continue to emerge, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch’s School of Law, is among a group of academics to argue that the Abbott government’s refusal to negotiate could lead to deaths. In an article for The Conversation, Professor Kenny, along with her colleagues Dr Lucy Fiske (University of Technology, Sydney) and Professor Nicholas Procter (University of South Australia), say the hardline responses of the current and previous governments to hunger strikes, profoundly misunderstands the protest, leading to unhelpful and potentially dangerous responses which go against expert advice. Click here to read the full article. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, School of Law Research, school of law Tags: abbott government, asylum seekers, lucy fiske, manus island detention centre, mary anne kenny, murdoch school of law, nicholas procter Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!