A Plea for Compassion

The refugees on Manus have written a letter to some of the leaders of the free world (I have corrected a few spelling mistakes): To the Honourable: President Donald Trump, Prime Ministers Jacinda Ardern and Justin Trudeau and also humanitarian people of those countries We, refugees and asylum seekers in Manus Island detention, are writing to you to explain our terrible condition and also our request. The condition in here…

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Public servants offered big bucks to stay with APVMA

Outrageously, the Liberal National Party alway claim to be the best money managers.  They may be the best money managers for those at the top of the financial tree and for big business but for the nation? – NOT AT ALL. We have seen this government waste $millions on off-shore detention of asylum seekers.  We have seen them give $50 million to Cambodia to resettle just 2 asylum-seekers, one of…

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Asylum-Seekers – How inconvenient for our politicians…

Grattan on Friday: The Manus issue intrudes on carefully crafted pre-election scripts Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra It is a shocking truth that, for the most part, the politicians are leaving their humanity at home as they debate the future of the men on Manus Island. They give little sense that they are talking about people who – whatever their particular motives in getting on boats – have been in…

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LetThemStay

STOP! THIS MEAN-SPIRITED ETHOS so cultivated by John Howard and Tony Abbott and now maintained – albeit under a sleek and smoother facade – by Malcolm Turnbull has to stop. Neo-liberalism/Neo-conservatism – call it what you will – is at the heart of the World’s woes. It is responsible for the vast inequity in our world which sees 53 men and 9 women share as much wealth as 3.6 Billion…

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The inanity of populism or how Tony Abbott pulls the wool over people’s eyes.

This is an exchange that took place today on Google. It highlights the sad plight in which our nation finds itself and the appalling delusions that have been perpetrated by elements of our mass media, our school system, our culture and, most sadly of all, by those who should be role models for principles of democracy, human rights, compassion & understanding. Make of it what you will. It is unedited…

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