Australian Ethical Erosion

An excellent and yet damning piece regarding what I see as virtually the complete erosion of Australian government ethical and morally defensible actions.  Whilst, sadly, this erosion is demonstrated across all areas of our government, it has rarely if ever sunk as low as in relation to refugees and asylum-seekers travelling in rickey boats to seek safe haven and a chance at a better life in a supposedly safe, caring…

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Australia’s Shame

Although Papua New Guineans are seen to be taking this action there should be no mistake that this is the result of the Australian Government’s hard line on refugees and immigrants who arrived by boat seeking save haven. Instead they have been incarcerated for years. Australia is culpable and its actions regarding those arriving by sea are inexcusable and horrific. A shame on the nation.

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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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