Fear and loathing as Aussies join fight – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

22 Jun

Fear and loathing as Aussies join fight – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

 

The first concern is the way the Abbott Government is conflating this issue, serious as it is, with the issue of asylum seekers and ‘border protection.’ It is a TAMPA and babies overboard dog whistle meant to not only make people afraid of refugees but to excuse the ongoing brutality with which we treat them when they arrive in Australia. It is not only despicable, but it is pure self-interest politics and must be recognised as such.

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