Our nation’s shame

For a while I have been increasingly concerned that we are approaching a national state of affairs, which, like Nazi Germany and apartheid, will be the source of shame and disgust for generations to come. Julian Burnside offers a compelling description of why our approach to “boat people ” should be a national source of shame. We must all be thanking someone for the fact that we were not born Hazara in Afghanistan….for it is only that fact which serves to distinguish us. If you read anything this week, read  Julian Burnside’s  account of the tragedy that has become Australian refugee policy: (at The Conversation), http://theconversation.com/julian-burnside-alienation-to-alien-nation-18290

 

 

 

 

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mother, lawyer, philosopher, feminist, writer, artist
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