My blog for rants and observations about politics, especially Australian politics. Pet peeves include corruption in politics, science and medicine and the aggressive promotion of psychiatry. I've often wondered why it appears that scum rise to the top and smartest, most honest people leave or are marginalized. I'm also peeved about the victimization of asylum-seekers by the Australian govt. and the parlous state of federal politics in general.
- Lili Marlene (not my real name)
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Former Liberal Prime Minister rips into current Liberal Party leader on asylum-seeker policy
“The most effective way to restore integrity and public
confidence in asylum seeker policy
is through strong leadership, myth busting and accurate information. Not to present a policy that is
the closest thing to evil you can get. A policy that is full of
“In 2010-11, 4730 asylum seekers arrived by boat. During the same period,
more than 13 million people crossed our borders and
arrived in Australia; 4730 out of 13.9
million is not a ''system vulnerable to abuse''."
“This is the opposite of integrity. It is inhumane and
demeans Australia. Is this the basis on which Abbott will operate if he, as he
believes he will, becomes prime minister?"
Abbott's evil policy work.
by Malcolm Fraser Sydney Morning Herald. smh.com.au