Here is a picture of the conscience of Australia:
It's the best we've got right now and I'm proud of it.
Picture credit and story tells us the AFP threatened to cut down the brave abseilers which is why the banner didn't last very long!
It's tempting to be amused by the AFP's whole Keystone Cops performance, given yesterday there were protests inside by the same fine citizens, but who knows, now the noddies in both houses will probably give them permission to install rocket launchers on the roof of APH.
Moreover, it's really no laughing matter, when you won't be surprised if that turns out to be right and our country's treatment of refugees continues to be so thoroughly unconscionable.
At a time when I am prone to spend idle minutes
in satisfying reveries involving fantasies
where I finally get the chance to
address our elected officials with the
scarifying invective they deserve
At a time when the Department of Border Protection
is dedicated to ensuring refugees die of avoidable unnatural violent causes
At a time like that, can you believe
the most important cause of our parliament
is the amount of tax paid by backpackers?
And so, my dear Prime Minister, to seal some deal
$100 million is a cheap price for you,
as if public money was meant as
insurance against your stupidity!
As sayeth one of the protesters,
the majority of our parliamentarians
remain complicit in the rape,
abuse and torture of refugees.