Dutton lacking empathy
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