Australia’s dark secret is killing our soul says Tim Winton

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This speech is well worth the effort of reading in full at http://m.theage.com.au/comment/tim-wintons-palm-sunday-plea-start-the-soulsearching-australia-20150329-1ma5so.touch.html Significant extracts: We hide this dirty secret at a terrible cost to ourselves as individuals and as a community. What secret are we hiding? Well, it’s awkward, and…

Slamming doors on the desperate.

The amended Asylum Seeker Fraud bill was passed today with ALP support. The amended bill places the burden of proof on the asylum seeker to prove their identity, legally defining the requirement to demonstrate nationality or citizenship – or at…