A call to ac­tion

The Saturday Paper - - Letters & Editorial - – Gael Bar­rett, North Bal­wyn, Vic

A splen­did ed­i­to­rial that was a call to ac­tion, not just a nod of agree­ment. Un­til the Aus­tralian gov­ern­ment fears it may lose votes, even seats, it will per­sist with this cruel pol­icy to­wards the asy­lum seek­ers. The con­dem­na­tion of the United Na­tions High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees does not move them, the ap­peals of well-qual­i­fied lawyers, the ac­tions of the many refugee sup­port groups mean noth­ing to a gov­ern­ment lack­ing hu­man­ity and any sense of moral­ity. The phone calls and let­ters of protest of thou­sands may in­flu­ence them. Let’s do it.

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