Enough with the politics on asylum seekers
by Bruce Haigh"The most recent tragedy to befall the minority class of refugees known as, boat borne asylum seekers, has brought home the absolute bankruptcy, both moral and practical, of the policy and politics surrounding the needs of these desperate people.
Neither of the two major parties in this country have the intellectual capacity or emotional maturity to develop a sustainable response to the phenomena of abused individuals taking the initiative, with limited funds, in order to avoid becoming long-term victims and supplicants."
"I have been dealing with issues surrounding refugees since 1972 and those issues and the needs associated with them have not changed."
Bruce Haigh is a political commentator and was a diplomat and member of the refugee review tribunal.