It’s near election time so hatred of refugees needs to be stirred up by the pollies and used for electioneering.
Kevin Rudd’s latest plan is for all asylum seekers who come here by boat (‘without a visa’) to be taken to Papua New Guinea (permanently, not just for processing). Regardless of the level of poverty in Papua New Guinea, and the cost of this program, what’s important to the ALP is that people can’t seek asylum in Australia.
Protests are being held across Australia. Adelaide’s is 2PM Sunday July 21, Parliament House.
Further reading – Against Nationalism.