Bleeding hearts or bleeding minds?

Today’s Eureka Street article spells it out so plainly. The remote detention regime that has given rise to the Christmas Island riot is born of a policy that has become stupid to keep defending. Blame detention centres, not detainees – Eureka Street We need politicians courageous enough to make a bilateral stance to remove theContinue reading “Bleeding hearts or bleeding minds?”

When the circus accentuates tragedy…

I’ve just been listening to politicians conscientiously “questioning” the rationale for flying bereaved asylum seeker detainees the long distance from Christmas Island to relatives’ funerals in Sydney. These are the victims of the shipwreck off Christmas Island late last year. “Why not lay them to rest on Christmas Island?” they opine. Forget the fact thatContinue reading “When the circus accentuates tragedy…”