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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/18-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-g20-meeting-age-of-enttilement-engineers-attack-of-austerity-hardship-on-civilians.mp3 (0)

My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp this morning. The Royal Commission, car industry and age of entitlement get a lot of the coverage. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2014/02/11/john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-2/ (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/4-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-end-of-the-age-of-entitlement-for-the-needy-but-pandering-to-the-lusts-of-the-greedy.mp3 (0)

Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole
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Sick kids and paying upfront

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Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace this morning for Razor Sharp. It happens every Tuesday. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2013/12/03/john-passant-australian-national-university-8/ (0)

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Yes, it is all about the children, so bring them here

 

Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister in waiting, has distanced himself from Tony Abbott, the current Prime Minister, and Abbott’s trashing of Gillian Triggs, the Human Rights Commissioner. In doing so Turnbull has repeated the lies of the Prime Minister about stopping the boats being the best way to keep asylum seeker children out of detention.

Here is what James Massola in the Sydney Morning Herald reports:

“The bottom line is this: one child in detention is one child too many. Everyone is anguished by having children locked up in detention,” [Mr Turnbull] said.

“The best way for children not to be in detention is of course for them to not get onto smugglers boats and of course we have effectively ensured that by Scott Morrison stopping the boats.”

This is only true if you have a policy of detaining asylum seeker children. Releasing them and their families into the Australian community would avoid the physical and emotional suffering that arises from locking them up.

As well, stopping the boats only outsources the problem to Indonesia and Malaysia, where tens of thousands of asylum seeker kids and their parents rot in hell holes.

Gillian Triggs was quite right to point out the abuse of asylum seeker children that went on under Labor and is going on under the Liberals. That should be our focus instead of the circus about so-called political partisanship that the Abbott government is using to hide its abuse of children.

There is an alternative to brutalising kids. Bring them and all the other asylum seekers to Australia for release into the community.

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