Tag: Australia’s Shame

Why are so many so unaware of the needs of others? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Many people grumble about paying taxes, but if you look around the world, most of the citizens of the most heavily taxed countries are also the most contented. They willingly trade some of their earnings to ensure that everyone has a safety-net, there are no beggars, the sick get necessary treatment, education is available to all and necessary assistance in finding work is available.

This is not socialism in its derogatory context. It is essential humanity – which is MIA in Australia!

via Why are so many so unaware of the needs of others? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Dud strikes again – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Peter Dutton has used his preferred diplomatic channel, 2GB, to mightily piss off our biggest trading partner by saying that the policies of the Communist Party of China are “inconsistent with those of Australia.”

Further wading into the mire, he proclaimed that “Australia is not going to allow university students to be unduly influenced by China, the theft of intellectual property or the hacking of government or non-government organisations.”

The reaction from the Chinese was predictable, calling his comments “irrational”, “shocking” and “baseless”.

via The Dud strikes again – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Pusillanimous liars and cheats – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Whilst the government repeats slogans like “in a canter” and the Murdoch press continues its misinformation campaign, the rest of the world regards us as pusillanimous liars and cheats, more interested in keeping our advantage than in helping with the heavy lifting.

Much to my shame, they are right.

via Pusillanimous liars and cheats – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Deported From the Streets of Detroit to Death in Iraq

Death by Trump (ODT)

Before he was deported, Jimmy Aldaoud had never stepped foot in Iraq. Born in Greece to Iraqi refugee parents, he immigrated to the United States with his family via a refugee resettlement program 40 years ago, when he was just 15 months old. He considered himself American and knew hardly anything of Iraqi society. Still, on the afternoon of June 4, he found himself wandering the arrivals terminal of Al Najaf International Airport, about 100 miles south of Baghdad, with around $50, some insulin for his diabetes, and the clothes on his back.

via Deported From the Streets of Detroit to Death in Iraq

Old Dog Thoughts- A Racist Kabal Exists much to Australia’s Shame. LNP, IPA & News Corp

Cape York leader Noel Pearson lashed opponents of the Indigenous voice at the Garma Festival in Arnhem Land.

Fighting Fake News with Real, 4/8/19; How did insanity take America by storm? The IPA, News Corp, and the LNP should attempt to provide Australians with the TRUTH for once;

Old Dog Thoughts -Racism is only 200 years old Adam’s 60,000.

Adam Goodes

Fighting Fake News with Real,2/8/19; Goodes outshines the vilifier on the International screen; He’s been around for 60k years did the expect he’d just go away? Racism is only 200 years old here;

Acting on Iran has painful shades of joining the US in Iraq

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Here’s a word of advice to Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Unless he wants to risk a smudge on his reputation of the sort that accompanies John Howard to this day: don’t get involved in conflict with Iran beyond limited naval engagement in a Gulf peace-keeping role.

via Acting on Iran has painful shades of joining the US in Iraq

Old Dog Thoughts – Among a collapsing Immigration system we find Australia’s Global Shame

The incident comes amid a worsening mental health crisis on the island.

Fighting Fake News,22/6/19; Medivac and why the sick are “unsafe”; Dutton political pill hiding 100,000 Asylum seekers arriving by plane;

Manus Governor demands action from Australia as Behrouz Boochani says self-harm has spiked – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Two men looking serious while sitting at a table in a tropical location

Australia’s Ghetto Australia’s Shame will be on the historic record. (ODT)

via Manus Governor demands action from Australia as Behrouz Boochani says self-harm has spiked – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘It felt like a big tide’: how the death tax lie infected Australia’s election campaign | Australia news | The Guardian

George Christensen Facebook post

A trickle of misinformation about Labor policy became a torrent on Facebook as the campaign unfolded. A Guardian investigation has tracked the course of the death tax scare, revealing alarming implications for Australian democracy

Lenore Taylor: It’s not 2007 any more. We need new tools to fight election lies

via ‘It felt like a big tide’: how the death tax lie infected Australia’s election campaign | Australia news | The Guardian

We really don’t know just how bad the level of wealth inequality in this country is | Greg Jericho | Business | The Guardian

Photo of Australian dollar notes

The top 1% holds as much wealth as the bottom 70% of all households

via We really don’t know just how bad the level of wealth inequality in this country is | Greg Jericho | Business | The Guardian

Cory Booker Scolds Kamala Harris for Joking About Pot Use

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 04: Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., attend the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Hart Building on September 4, 2018. The hearing was delayed by motions to adjourn by Democratic senators and protesters. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Apply this to the offences Indigenous Australians are incarcerated for. We are worse than the US (ODT)

“Now we have presidential candidates, senators, bragging about their pot use while there are kids who can’t get a job because they have a nonviolent offense for doing things that two of the last three presidents did,” he added.

While he declined to name them, both Harris and Sanders recently attracted attention for joking about their past use of the drug during interviews with “The Breakfast Club,” a nationally syndicated radio show.

the gross disparity in the way that rich and poor users are currently treated by the criminal justice system makes it no laughing matter. “The privileged can break laws and not have to worry about it. There’s no difference between blacks and whites for using marijuana, or even selling marijuana, but blacks are almost four times more likely to be convicted,” Booker said.

via Cory Booker Scolds Kamala Harris for Joking About Pot Use

VIDEO: Bloody Idiot of the Week — Episode 03: What a load of KAK!

Yes, how could we go past Kerri-Anne Kennerley calling activists protesting the date for Australia Day as paedophile enablers, also winning racist of the week at very the same time. Great work KAK!

via VIDEO: Bloody Idiot of the Week — Episode 03: What a load of KAK!

The true guardians of Australia – » The Australian Independent Media Network

AUSTRALIA DAY (ODT)

Whose guardianship do you trust?

It has only taken Europeans 230 years to destroy what the First Australians preserved for over 60,000 years. In another 230 years there may be nothing left to preserve.

via The true guardians of Australia – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Dutton’s citizenship case against terrorist Prakash shredded

Federal Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton has announced terrorist Neil Prakash has been stripped of his Australian citizenship.

Fiji’s top immigration official has confirmed categorically that Islamic State fighter Neil Prakash is not a Fijian national, meaning the Morrison government’s stripping of Prakash’s Australian citizenship is not lawful.

Speaking for the first time to Australian media, Fiji’s director of immigration, Nemani Vuniwaqa, also said no one from the Fijian government was consulted before Australia declared Prakash had lost his Australian citizenship, despite the fact a second citizenship was vital to the legal process in Australia.

Asked whether he was absolutely certain Prakash was not Fijian, he said: “Yes I am. He is not a Fiji citizen.”

Dutton’s citizenship case against terrorist Prakash shredded

Peter Dutton says Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t have a political bone in his body

Why are our politicians so bad Peter Dutton is the the perfect example and damns himself with his own words. Regarded as the worst Minister for health and now the worst for Immigration. Dutton offers no incite into his job other than to keep it. No mention of duty to his electorate or the the people of Australia to to the service he’s being paid for. This Liberal lead government has since being elected in 2013 passed the least number of bills since John Gortan yet is one of the highest paid globally to lead a nation of only 24 million people. Julia Gillard broke records in bills passed while PM of a minority government. (ODT)

“Malcolm is charming and affable but he doesn’t have a political bone in his body and it’s not a criticism, but without political judgment you can’t survive in politics and he didn’t.”

via Peter Dutton says Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t have a political bone in his body

It’s despair, not depression, that’s responsible for Indigenous suicide

Last year, 165 Indigenous Australians died as a result of suicide. Despite continued efforts to improve suicide prevention programs, there has been no no appreciable reduction in the suicide rate in ten years.

While suicide is the 14th leading cause of death for non-Indigenous Australians, it is ranked fifth for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We often equate suicide with mental illness, but as a recent Senate inquiry report into rural mental health found:

… in too many cases, the causes of suicide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is not mental illness, but despair caused by the history of dispossession combined with the social and economic conditions in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples live.

This statement should not be a surprise, but it is all too easily forgotten. A diagnosis of mental illness is only one of a number of risk factors for suicide.

via It’s despair, not depression, that’s responsible for Indigenous suicide

Kiwis to get 20-times NBN speeds for similar price | afr.com

Australia's publicly-owned national broadband network is rapidly falling behind New Zealand's privately-owned one.

New Zealanders will soon be getting internet speeds 20 times faster than those enjoyed by most Australians for just a few dollars more a month, further widening an already-huge gap between the two countries’ broadband networks. Chorus, the ASX-listed company that operates New Zealand’s broadband network, revealed on Wednesday it would slash the wholesale price of its ultra-fast one-gigabit plan. From the middle of next year, the price of the plan will go from $NZ65 ($61) to $NZ60 ($56.30) a month. Chorus will further reduce it to $NZ56 the following year. Internet speeds of one gigabit per second (Gbps) are 20 times faster than the most popular speed available on Australia’s national broadband network of 50 megabits per second (Mbps), the plan almost half of NBN users are on.

Source: Kiwis to get 20-times NBN speeds for similar price | afr.com

Why African Gangs Are More Dangerous Than Climate Change! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Take protecting our borders. We can’t have people arriving by boat because we need to protect our borders, we’re told. Compare that with their statements on globalisation and how we need to be part of the world. We need to knock down artificial trade barriers and invite the rest of the world in… even if they want to bring their own workers.

via Why African Gangs Are More Dangerous Than Climate Change! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Coalition ignores workers, veterans and refugees — but not war memorials

Today, the potential for economic, environmental and humanitarian change lies with workers just as it did after World War I, writes Canberra correspondent John Passant.

History can be a wonderful teacher. For example, in 1939 the U.S. turned back the boat, St Louis, with 939 Jews on board. They were fleeing Hitler and were seeking asylum.

The ship returned to Europe. Estimates are that 254 of the Jews sent back died in the Holocaust.

The “reasoning” from politicians was base and racist:

via The Coalition ignores workers, veterans and refugees — but not war memorials

Shackled by Ideology – » The Australian Independent Media Network

We are left disillusioned and feeling hopeless because our government is so shackled by ideology that it can scarcely move, so immobilized by fear of contravening its entrenched beliefs that it cannot solve our nation’s problems, so sterile of ideas that it cannot think clearly, plan strategically, or put into action the changes the nation desperately desires and needs.

Is it any wonder voters despair?

via Shackled by Ideology – » The Australian Independent Media Network

WATCH: Israelis and Palestinians meet face to face at Gaza fence | +972 Magazine

Palestinians have been marching weekly to the fence in order to highlight the impacts of the siege on Gaza, as well as to re-center the issue of Palestinian refugees. Since protests began on March 30, Israeli soldiers have killed at least 205 Palestinians, and wounded tens of thousands of others. Last Friday, Israeli soldiers shot dead seven Palestinians — including two teenage boys — during the protests, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry.

via WATCH: Israelis and Palestinians meet face to face at Gaza fence | +972 Magazine

PM may follow Trump on contentious embassy move  

PM may follow Trump on contentious embassy move  

Scott Morrison flags recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – a policy shift likely to reverberate around the world.

This pains me, but it’s time to compromise on Australia’s cruel asylum seeker policy | Robert Manne | Australia news | The Guardian

Protesters with a 'bring them here' sign

Vacating the moral high ground is part of ending the most terrible act perpetrated by the Australian state during my lifetime

via This pains me, but it’s time to compromise on Australia’s cruel asylum seeker policy | Robert Manne | Australia news | The Guardian

Bob Katter, Fraser Anning roasted by John Oliver over ‘final solution’ speech

 

The horror show that is Australian politics remains the gift that keeps giving for comedian John Oliver – and this time he’s set his ire on embattled Queensland MP Bob Katter.

On Sunday’s episode of his US show Last Week Tonight, the late night host showed his viewers footage of Fraser Anning’s notorious maiden speech in parliament last week, in which the Katter Party senator called for a “final solution” to Muslim immigration.

“That is just not a phrase you want to throw around for pretty obvious reasons,” Oliver told his stunned audience.

“It’s the same reason that we don’t name babies Adolf anymore, or have tiny moustaches, or call yoga retreats ‘concentration camps’.”

via Bob Katter, Fraser Anning roasted by John Oliver over ‘final solution’ speech

Malcolm Turnbull is at the mercy of a small, ruthless rump determined to destroy him – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Implicit in much of the agitation of the past week is the idea that the conservative base has abandoned the Coalition for One Nation and must be won back by a shift to the right.

That has ominous overtones of Trumpian politics and more race-baiting.

Others, like Mr Joyce, argue it is as simple as making clear you understand the financial pain people are feeling on soaring energy prices.

Pollsters say a reading that Longman suggests the Coalition should move to the right would be completely wrong.

They say the potency of the company tax debate reflects the fact that, if anything, the push should be to the left: people are concerned about equity and getting a greater share of the pie.

Finally, there is the issue of personalities. Tony Abbott’s campaign against Malcolm Turnbull is relentless and this has meant it has kept shifting and morphing every time his apparent demands have been met.

So what happens next?

Malcolm Turnbull is at the mercy of a small, ruthless rump determined to destroy him – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Malcolm Turnbull should put his authority on the line over NEG – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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 Some sources do say there is leadership stirring going on in Liberal ranks. (Certainly, News Corp appears to be helping fuel the situation — it’s a nice irony that a lot of trouble is coming from the Government’s favourite media organisation, not the one it so dislikes, the ABC.)

Are they going to allow a toxic combination of revenge politics, anti-climate change ideology, panic over the Longman result, and sheer muddle-headedness kill the chance of giving certainty to energy investment and tear down or mortally wound their Prime Minister?

Tony Abbott says “Emissions targets that made sense three years ago when all countries were supposed to be in Paris and we didn’t need policy change and wouldn’t face economic dislocation do not make sense now. @TurnbullMalcolm take note.

Sureley this in itself reveals that all Abbott is doing is stirring the pot of personal political revenge. Here he’s calling for flexibility in the National Interest which would best be by regulation. Any change by Legislation would lock Australia in to a far more rigid position.The man’s simply out to destrot the LNP and if he wins this it will be for a very long time.(ODT)

 

via Malcolm Turnbull should put his authority on the line over NEG – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The great public v private education con job

We rarely hear such sentiments because since the Howard years there’s been an undeclared war – yes, a class war – against public education, with our political lords eroding confidence in the system either through overt rhetoric or in more subtle ways, the negative messaging amplified by obscene funding inequities.

At a time of growing inequality, when liberal democracy finds itself under siege, the real balance to “what’s in it for me” is the local high school: open to all comers, accommodating many faiths and backgrounds but striving for a common language and universal truth. The case for public education is more urgent than ever.

The reasons for the war: 1. Like elsewhere in the West, Australia’s political elite is disconnected from the concerns of ordinary people, and 2. Our political leaders are hostage to a private schools lobby that purrs about wanting the best for all schools, but they don’t, obviously, because it’s a law of the market that competitors seek to crush each other.

For years we’ve been sold this con job that funding private schools takes pressure off the public system when the reverse is true. A bigger public system would offer economies of scale. Gutting high schools of middle-class families, their resources and networks, residualising public education so that it becomes an option of last resort, with plunging standards and expectations, simply increases the long-term welfare burden for taxpayers. And what about the long-term psychic injury we’re inflicting on ourselves by raising children in stratified and segregated environments?

 

via The great public v private education con job

Our commitment to racial respect lasted slightly longer than our energy policies – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Christian Porter and Zed Seselja added a joint message.

This statement recognises that cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths; one that equips us to build a future where everyone belongs and has the chance to live a great life. It upholds the centrality of our democratic institutions and the rule of law, it highlights the importance of citizenship in our national identity, and it makes clear the responsibility we all have to respect our fellow Australians.

The above information comes from the Department of Home Affairs webpage.

I thought I’d share it before Prime Minister Dutton has it erased.

via Our commitment to racial respect lasted slightly longer than our energy policies – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Going blind, begging for painkillers: Manus medical neglect continues | Australia news | The Guardian

Hamid Kehazaei

Under Peter Dutton’s Watch

Days after a coroner found “systemic failures” caused the death of Hamid Kehazaei on Manus Island, doctors say healthcare on the island is the worst it has been. Guardian Australia has learned of at least two critical cases being left untreated: one man faces permanent blindness and another has been five days with a suspected fractured femur, given only Panadol and a bandage.

Doctors say more refugees under Australia’s care will die if healthcare is not reformed.

Iraqi refugee Mohammed Hamza Hussein, who lost sight in one eye when he was beaten with a post during the 2014 attack on the Manus detention centre is now going blind in his other eye.

Ophthalmologists have said he requires urgent intervention – including treatments not available on Manus Island – in order to save his sight.
Former border force chief says Australia should investigate all deaths in offshore detention
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via Going blind, begging for painkillers: Manus medical neglect continues | Australia news | The Guardian

Australia’s Brutal Refugee Policy Is Inspiring the Far Right in the EU and Beyond | The Nation

Australia refugees

Australia the first since WW2 to lead the way. WW2 was fought in the name of liberation from tyranny. Australia turned it’s back and in shame and turned it’s back on  accords it signed regarding the international rights of Asylum. It turned it’s backs on it’s own dead soldiers who fought for freedom and it forgot the meaning of Anzac day. (ODT)

Soon after President Trump assumed office in January 2017, he had a phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The transcript of the conversation, leaked in August, revealed that the new US president admired his Australian counterpart because Turnbull was “worse than I am” on asylum seekers. Turnbull had proudly stated, “If you try to come to Australia by boat, even if we think you are the best person in the world, even if you are a Nobel Prize–winning genius, we will not let you in.”

via Australia’s Brutal Refugee Policy Is Inspiring the Far Right in the EU and Beyond | The Nation

7 ways Aboriginals are still being robbed in Australia today – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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“We always hear from non-Indigenous people that we get so many benefits. In reality, the benefits are few and far between and usually come with many strings attached. Another reality is that we are still being exploited far beyond any benefits could ever compensate for. Give us a moment to explain some of the realities of how we are still being robbed today.” An indigenous Australian

“Putrid white supremacy fights to hang on, in government offices, rural communities and school curricula. Unless we call it out and shout it down, white supremacy will hang on, if even by dusty orange threads.

As for indigenous peoples, we are a hardy bunch. We stay firmly rooted and weathered into the natural landscape. We stay connected to ancestral lands where our grandmothers and grandfathers, the first human beings to touch and intimately know this continent, left vast footprints and prayers in order for us to survive. No white supremacist, no vile president, can ever change that. We are still here, and we have stories to tell.” An indigenous American

They have so much in common Colonization and it’s never ending effects today. (ODT)

7 ways Aboriginals are still being robbed in Australia today – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A New Low: Channel 9 ‘Does A Sunrise’ On $30m Palm Island Uprising Payout – New Matilda

You can read the story here or watch it below, but do it on an empty stomach. In the meantime, here are the facts that Arfier left out of the story, all of which I and many others have reported countless times over the last decade, apparently to limited affect.

Mulrunji Doomadgee was beaten to death on the floor of the Palm Island police station on November 19, 2004 for singing ‘who let the dogs out’ at Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley, the most senior officer on the island and a man almost twice the size of Mulrunji (Hurley was six foot six and weighed 115kg, Mlurunji less than 80kgs).

As Mulrunji lay dying, another Aboriginal man in the cell tried to comfort him and yell for help from Hurley and other officers. His screams were ignored.

When Mulrunji’s family arrived at the police station later that morning to enquire why he had been arrested, he had already been dead for hours. Hurley lied to the family and told them he was fine, but unavailable.

via A New Low: Channel 9 ‘Does A Sunrise’ On $30m Palm Island Uprising Payout – New Matilda

Coalition builds new tower for Abbott to smash to pieces

The upshot? Abbott became Liberal leader and later prime minister. Joyce eventually became Nationals leader and deputy prime minister. The destruction of a sensible national policy was their pathway to great power.

We’ve now had a decade of political posturing and parlour games on energy and climate change, and what has this achieved?

The price of electricity has soared. The lights have started going out on hot days in some states. And global warming is advancing relentlessly. The economy has lost competitiveness needlessly. The people have suffered an assault on their living standards pointlessly.

And as Australia goes through an endless summer with bushfires in April, the slow death of the Great Barrier Reef is just one of nature’s grim rebuttals of the ideologues and conmen who, even now, try to tell us that climate change is not real.

For the rest of Australia, for everyone from BHP to the Clean Energy Council, the National Energy Guarantee is a sign of hope for an Australian return to rationality.

For Abbott and Joyce and a handful of hangers-on, it’s a target.

via Coalition builds new tower for Abbott to smash to pieces

China’s Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao mega bridge is more than an engineering challenge – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Remember when Tony Abbott bragged he’d be the Infra Structure PM what a joke. This 55 km sea bridge too 8 years to build

 

China is about to open the world’s longest sea bridge to traffic in the latest demonstration of its infrastructure ambitions.

The 55-kilometre bridge and tunnel project links the two special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau with the mainland, slashing travel time and linking up to 60 million people into a metropolis-style economy.

via China’s Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao mega bridge is more than an engineering challenge – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Going around in circles (Part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Report seeks to raise awareness of, and calls for action to address, the disproportionate rates of Indigenous incarceration across Australia.

This gap between the rates of Indigenous incarceration and non-Indigenous incarceration is fundamentally unfair. On any given day, there are around 10,000 Indigenous adults in prison – including roughly 1,000 women, 500 Indigenous youth in detention and many more Indigenous People in custody in police cells. (ABS (2016). Corrective Services, Australia, June Quarter 2016. Canberra: ABS; AIHW (2017). Youth justice in Australia 2015–16. Table S85a: Young people aged 10–17 in detention on an average day by Indigenous status, states and territories, 2006–07 to 2015–16 (rate). AIHW Bulletin no. 139. Cat. no. AUS 211. Canberra: AIHW).

via Going around in circles (Part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The racist Immigration Minister – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sometime in 2014, journalist Rob Burgess interviewed former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and discussed refugee policy. During the discussion, apparently Fraser made a prediction. Burgess recently wrote an opinion piece for The New Daily discussing Minister Dutton’s recent claims about South African farmers and recalled Fraser’s prophecy The cruelties of the offshore detention system, he…

Source: The racist Immigration Minister – » The Australian Independent Media Network

‘Dead to me’: The world according to Peter Dutton

MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS PETER DUTTON recently had a spontaneous brainwave — one that appeared to be completely void of consultation with advisers or fellow Ministers, detailed research or, indeed, actual thought.

Mr Dutton, who has previously only spat derision at refugees and migrants in general, decided it would be a good idea to fast-track visas for “persecuted” white South African farmers needing assistance from a “civilised” country like Australia — forgetting that there isn’t even a queue of white South Africans trying to obtain Australian visas (unlike the Rohingya, for example).

This sudden and – as many said – diplomatically disastrous idea, was met with much local and international condemnation.

via ‘Dead to me’: The world according to Peter Dutton

South African revolutionaries call Dutton’s bluff

 

South African revolutionaries call Dutton’s bluff

The Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania has called on Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to “come to our country and collect all his fellow racists who feel that they cannot live together with normal people and go live where they are accepted in that unbecoming society”.

“This follows Dutton’s call to fast-track visa applications by white South African farmers who he said were facing “horrific circumstances” of being murdered and having their land taken away.

He said they deserved to be resettled in a “civilised country”, a clear slur on South Africa.

He said they would be “hard-working and not become dependent on welfare”, a clear slur on non-white refugees accepted into Australia.

He said “They’re the sorts of migrants that we want to bring into our country,” a clear slur on the unfortunates stranded in Nauru and in Papua New Guinea.

He said all of this after only recently stating that Australia should further reduce the number of migrants coming to Australia.”

via South African revolutionaries call Dutton’s bluff

Peter Dutton’s white SA farmer priorities: Bringing shame on Australia

His comments on what he termed “the horrific circumstances” relating to white South African farmers, at the urging of white right-wing extremists, has done great harm to finely balanced race relations in South Africa and to the relationship between the two countries. 

Had he sought a briefing from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) he would have discovered that the situation relating to the “persecution” of white farmers bears no resemblance to his ill-informed remarks. The Australian High Commission in Pretoria keeps DFAT very well informed.

Peter Dutton’s white SA farmer priorities: Bringing shame on Australia

Racial Preferences: Peter Dutton and White South African…

It has been the great misfit Australian policy since the 1990s: a…

NT and Commonwealth governments remain racist disgraces — apartheid

Every government department I have visited in the Territory, its personnel are a sea of White privilege. Every private sector enterprise I have visited is a sea of White privilege. There is no one-third of the workforce comprised of Aboriginal Territorians. This was the case two and three decades ago. It is obvious that the work of yesteryear in touting affirmative actions, the goal of workforce parity, was a lie.Today, the Northern Territory remains to Australia what Mississipi, Alabama and North and South Carolina were to the United States decades ago.

Source: NT and Commonwealth governments remain racist disgraces — apartheid

Turnbull invites Glencore coal boss on gala US junket

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has invited the head of coal at multinational mining giant Glencore, a company which routinely avoids paying a cent of company tax, to join him on a gala diplomatic mission to the United States to visit President Donald Trump next week.

 

via Turnbull invites Glencore coal boss on gala US junket

Refugees needing medical care told to leave children alone in offshore detention | World news | The Guardian

An Amnesty International image of children playing on Nauru. Refugee parents needing to travel for medical treatment are no longer able to take their children with them.

A refugee who needs to travel for heart surgery has been told by Australian Border Force she must leave her son alone on Nauru

via Refugees needing medical care told to leave children alone in offshore detention | World news | The Guardian