Tasmanian Times


Hobart #LightTheDark vigil, Parliament House lawns


Author Credits: [show_post_categories parent="no" parentcategory="writers" show = "category" hyperlink="yes"]


  1. Pro Balance

    March 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I still don’t understand this issue. I can certainly understand that if you are an Iranian or Afgan or any other person in fear of being killed in your own country, you would want to get out fast.

    But having arrived in Indonesia, what is stopping you from either claiming asylum from Indonesia or going to the Australian, British or any other consulate in Jakarta and claiming asylum there?

  2. Leonard Colquhoun

    February 25, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Must’ve missed the news stories about similar “Light the Dark” gatherings for the estimated 1200 drowned fee-paying passengers of the Indonesia-based people-trafficker industry.

    Similarly, I seem to’ve flicked past similar commemorative activity for the four Aussie tradies killed in the pink batts fiasco. Oh, probably only suburban bogans, so maybe they don’t count as much as one foreigner in the (conspicuous) compassionista ratings.

    And no posts yet on the vicious hypocrisy of the response of the Iranian dictatorship?

  3. Keith Antonysen

    February 24, 2014 at 11:08 am

    The New York Times in an article has written about the “cruel” way asylum seekers are being treated.

    Australia used to have a great reputation; that reputation is now going down the drain through the actions of the Abbott gang.

    Even Church leaders are now commenting on the lack of morality displayed by Abbott.

    Scot Morrison in his maiden speech stated “From my [biblical] faith I derive the values of loving kindness, justice and righteousness, to act with compassion and kindness, acknowledging our common humanity and to consider the welfare of others; to fight for a fair go for everyone to fulfil their human potential and to remove whatever unjust obstacles stand in their way….”

    Where are those noble words being displayed now?

  4. Pete Godfrey

    February 24, 2014 at 9:58 am

    How bloody sad is this. A country populated mostly by boat people and we have a government run by a boat person who we subsidised to bring here. Now that same boat person who is seemingly without a social conscience or compassion sends any new boat people to hellholes to be bullied and mentally tortured so that he can win votes and be the head honcho.
    If is was a drug story the U.S would fly in choppers to whisk him away in the middle of the night and put him in gaol for the rest of his life, but as it is only innocent people somehow it is fine for a supposed ‘God botherer” to harrass them for his own political gain.
    Australia is no longer the country of a fair go. We have allowed ourselves to be ruled by miscreants and tyrants. It is far past time for us to stand up and be counted. Viva la revolution.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Receive Our Weekly Tas Roundup

Copyright © Tasmanian Times. Site by Pixel Key

To Top