My last post and your responses shone a light on those things in our lives for which we are grateful. Health, happiness, family, financial security, a home and a safe place to live all figured prominently.
Are we so greedy and mean-spirited as to not consider sharing any of this with people less fortunate than ourselves?
Next month we will be presented with a choice that is no choice between the policies of the two major political parties in this country on the treatment of asylum seekers .
Mr Abbott has been telling us for months that he is going to turn the boats around and now Mr Rudd has announced, and I quote: “If you come by boat, you will never permanently live in Australia”. You can see the whole policy announcement here.
Even more worrying is the fact that almost two-thirds of Australians support this harsh approach. I am bitterly disappointed that most of our current and would-be politicians have plumbed these callous attitudes in a merciless vote-buying exercise.