It is a human rights issue ” not a border protection issue. The people who arrive on boats are not illegal immigrants.
The thousands of people in Australia who overstay their visas are the illegal ones, but where is the media hype about them?
When will the elected leaders and politicians of this county do justice to the truth and use their sound bites to educate the public, rather than incite xenophobia?
Malcolm Fraser displayed moral leadership in dealing with the refugee crisis in the 1970s when the Vietnamese refugees arrived when fleeing war and persecution.
He spent time speaking to editors, at public meetings and to important community groups explaining Australia’s policy.
Leaders who state the facts are what we need now.