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Priestly thanks on asylum seekers

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Thank you Ron Priestly for your strong condemnation of this government’s cruel and dishonourable treatment of asylum seekers/refugees and for those of us who once had faith in Labor’s principles and policies, their collaboration and even initiative-taking in this area is a source of deep disillusionment and shame.

The ‘lucky country’ has become the shameful country and, as we really are very lucky to be living here – something I’m reminded of daily when I walk my dogs – there is no excuse. I hope we will gather in our thousands for the March in March, either in Byron, Lismore or elsewhere to show this government what we think of them; there are so many issues it’s hard to pick a particular one to protest about but I think the treatment of asylum seekers stands out.

And yes, we must now depend on the Greens and independent media to keep us informed so thank you Echo.

Jenny Coman, Bangalow


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