TRIGGER WARNING – graphic imagery about food and mentions of rape, torture, murder.
Look, I wanted to write a positive refugee week post. I really did. I’ll do that tomorrow – positivity is important.
Right now, though…
Manus Lives Matter. A really good reminder from Sister Jane Keogh about how the men on Manus are people too. This sentiment is brought into sharp context when things like the image and situation below pop up in my newsfeed…
Ew. Shudders. And this is the standard we give to them?
Along with the injuries. The deaths. The rapes.
This is what my effing govt is subjecting desperate people to?! I don’t know how much better it would be under Labor, either. I don’t think it could be worse though.
Why can’t we have some politicians with principles on the front benches of Labor & the Coalition stand up and drag the rest of their parties into a better place instead of a blooming race to the bottom?!
(I understand there are some working behind the scenes, but I mean someone or some people at Shadow-/ Cabinet-level or higher to have the actual political courage, decency and will to be public about it and work towards it. Something like Fraser did.)
(Here’s a link to a website comparing the Greens, Labor and Coalition’s policies on asylum seekers. You see the problem.)