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05 June 2015


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"There was once a nanny-goat who said,
In my cradle someone sang to me:
"A strong man is coming.
He will set you free!"

The ox looked at her askance.
Then turning to the pig
He said,
"That will be the butcher."

Bertolt Brecht

Great civilisations started in the Middle-East. The people at Manus detention center are running away from evil regimes. Let's not treat these people like this.

Remember, the Australian continent belonged to some other people. It was not inhabited by those in power now.

A good question indeed.

If someone from the Manus Detention Centre talks to a journalist in PNG (Australian or PNGuinean) and they broadcast or publish it where do the media in Australia stand if they pick it up and re-broadcast it? Presumably by then it's in the public domain.

Maybe the Australian media should begin paying attention to what's broadcast in PNG?

And then, of course, Abbott and his dumb mates will start putting pressure on Peter O'Neill.

If that happens the charge of fascism will be justified.

And Labor will be dragged further into the quagmire.

Good question, Daniel. Maybe this needs to be tested in a PNG court.

Australia is a democracy
democracy means freedom
but his freedom in your care
is now deprived and denied
for Australia is silently,
through legal means, fascist
fascist and racist

Surely Australian law doesn't apply in PNG on the eve of its fortieth anniversary of independence ? ! ?

Australia was one of the founders and leading lights behind the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Australia was a founding member of the UN and played a prominent role in the negotiation of the UN Charter in 1945. Australia was also one of eight nations involved in drafting the Universal Declaration.

This was largely due to the influential leadership of Dr Herbert Vere Evatt, the head of Australia’s delegation to the UN. In 1948, Dr HV Evatt became President of the UN General Assembly. That same year he oversaw the adoption of the Universal Declaration.

Pity Australia seems have to been going downhill since those heady days.

This is totally madness protecting its human rights abuses?

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