SICK OFS by Ross Sharp from the SMELLY TONGUES blog Since 1972, when I was thirteen years old, I have observed Prime Ministers from the late Gough Whitlam through Paul Keating through to the shambolic dysfunction and shrill, shrieking chaos of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years, but of the current incumbent, Tony … Continue reading
By Bob Ellis Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has some serious questions to answer about the asylum seekers he is sending away, including the traumatised five-year-old girl he is sending back to Australia’s version of Auschwitz. There are some questions we might ask of Dutton regarding the asylum seekers sent back … Continue reading
Rescue dogs fostered by First Dog on the Moon: a short history | First Dog on the Moon | Comment is free | The Guardian.
Asylum seekers who were returned to Vietnam by the Australian Navy last week are believed to be being interrogated at a police-run detention centre in a coastal province north of Ho Chi Minh City. According to sources in the Australian Vietnamese community, all adults who were on-board a boat intercepted … Continue reading
A jobs provider on the Tiwi Islands says it will be forced to sack at least 20 Indigenous staff if a remote work for the dole scheme goes ahead as planned and the reforms could result in “slave labour”. The revised Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP) will require all … Continue reading
Finish this sentence: I suppose we must grieve for the lost, but … | First Dog on the Moon | Comment is free | The Guardian.
David Marler Queensland reporter at No Fibs David Marler By David Marler Just days before the Liberal National Party launched an attack on Queensland Labor over the Billy Gordon case, one of their own was sentenced to jail. The Qld Weekly – No Fibs Simply the best – Timothy Paul … Continue reading
No cranks allowed at Abbott’s climate consensus centre | First Dog on the Moon | Comment is free | The Guardian.
Australians have “tiny hearts and whacking great gunships”. We “threaten [migrant boats] with violence until they bugger off”. And British people should be more like us. That’s Katie Hopkins’ view, at least. Her column for the Sun on Saturday about asylum seekers leaving North Africa, crossing the Mediterranean by boat … Continue reading
By Max Chalmers Yes, we’re officially the ‘spiritual home’ of the woman calling African migrants and refugees “cockroaches” and “a plague of feral humans”. Max Chalmers reports. It’s the article that caused an outcry in the UK and pushed some pundits to compare the attack on migrants and refugees to … Continue reading