Dut­ton lack­ing em­pa­thy

The Saturday Paper - - Letters & Editorial -

The ex­co­ri­at­ing ed­i­to­rial on Peter Dut­ton was well de­served. How can it be that we tax­pay­ers em­ploy a man as im­mi­gra­tion min­is­ter who has ab­so­lutely no em­pa­thy for peo­ple in distress? Do his col­leagues wash their hands of his lies, care­less and de­lib­er­ate cru­el­ties and the as­per­sions he casts on peo­ple who have fled per­se­cu­tion and threat­en­ing sit­u­a­tions? Surely they are not all as ig­no­rant as he has shown him­self to be. To al­low peo­ple who have sought our help to be mur­dered, women to be raped and chil­dren to be abused, to de­prive them of hope, of lib­erty and hu­man dig­nity is a crime. Hold­ing on to po­lit­i­cal power by tor­tur­ing the weak is in­deed a filthy game.

– Gael Bar­rett, North Bal­wyn, Vic

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