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Immigration Minister Peter Dutton should resign

August 11, 2016 - 21:05 -- Admin

The Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton, has once again shamed himself and disgraced his office with unsubstantiated, ill-considered and offensive claims about refugees says the Refugee Action Coalition Sydney.

The Minister is quoted as telling 2GB radio, “Some people have even gone to the extent of self-harming and people have self-immolated in an effort to get to Australia. Certainly some have made false allegations.”

Hate speech, legislation and resistance

August 9, 2016 - 15:02 -- Admin

This is my latest letter sent to the Canberra Times midday Tuesday.


The first two letters on Tuesday deserve a response. (Letters, August 9.)

James Allen misattributes Voltaire as saying that ‘man will never be free until the last politician is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.’ In fact most people attribute it to Diderot, although it is not clear that he ever said that exactly. But I digress.