Thursday, 21 October 2010
It is deeply encouraging to hear so many voices of the local Woodside community speak out in support of the Inverbrackie option. Scratch an Australian and you are unlikely to find someone who will think that people down on their luck should not be given a fair go. When we put aside the political point-scoring most of us would agree that there is nothing to be gained by making those who are already dislocated suffer any more than they have to. Because others in the world treat asylum seekers badly, does not mean that we have to. I would actually have thought the reverse is true if we are genuinely a civilized nation.