There are now 2,300 desperate asylum seekers rotting in Australia’s off-shore concentration camps on Manus Island and Nauru, indefinitely imprisoned without a right of appeal or any hope of resettlement.
The Australian government has just done a deal with the notoriously murderous and corrupt Hun Sen regime to dump asylum seekers in impoverished Cambodia, a centre for sex tourism and paedophilia.
Following the collapse of the Australian auto manufacturing industry, the federal government is planning massive public investment in armaments production and has announced plans to double military spending over the next five years.
Fossil fuel corporations are receiving government support for unrestrained environmental destruction, threatening world heritage eco-systems like the Great Barrier Reef and precious farm lands.
And our government is taking active steps to undermine international action on climate change and human rights abuses through such forums as the G20 and the Commonwealth Heads of Government.
Proud to be an Australian?
Kenneth McLeod, Annandale. NSW