So this morning’s news is that, far from criticising Sri Lanka for its recent blatant human rights abuses, the Abbott government is actually giving them Australian warships to stop people trying to escape.
Yes, you read that right: we are GIVING THEM SHIPS to stop people fleeing human rights abuses. This is a government so authoritarian last week it detained an Australian senator for holding a press conference criticising its record.
Meanwhile, Scott “I seriously have no conscience at all” Morrison has, in the last fortnight:
- Deliberately kept a newborn baby from its mother;
- Promised to deport a severely-disabled four year old, remarking insanely that “if you are fit enough to get on a boat, then you can expect you’re fit enough to end up in offshore processing”.
- Been revealed to have let Immigration off the hook to basically abuse detainees as hard as they can to bully them into giving up and going home, including deliberately separating a husband from his pregnant wife and telling him if he wants to be with her when the baby’s born they’ve got to go back to the danger they’ve fled.
All because we’re ludicrously paranoid about people seeking refuge here.
Liberal/National voters, I’m finding it really difficult to even look at you right now.