Peter Reith must be doing it hard - well at least for an ex-Howard Minister who is no longer in the limelight.
He has the gall to appear on the SBS program "Go Back to Where You Came From" and feign surprise at the horrendous situations in war torn countries - meanwhile ex-Rose Tattoo rock and roller Angry Anderson, is angry about desperate people who are in fear of their lives and want a safe place for their families daring to come here. He is in training to be a future Peter Reith and run for the Liberals and send the bastards all back.
When Catherine Deveney asks Reith how he could have done what he did in the Tampa affair he shrugs and basically says "Shit happens" rather than taking responsibility for his actions.
Meanwhile, walking home from the letterbox today i came across three people at the local cafe discussing the cruel new Labor policy and the disgusting race to the bottom of the major political parties. Note with my vote Kevin/Tony they agreed.
As soon as we admit that everybody who came to this country after 1788 was an illegal immigrant and that we stole the land that was inhabited by an ancient culture AND that many post second world war migrants have made a huge contribution to Australia's culture, economy and status in the world we can begin to deal with the issues of now.
Immigrants want to contribute and work hard to establish their families in a new land. Welcome them.
Fix the problems of our indigenous brothers and sisters and don't pretend it will be easy or quick.
Finally use your voice on whichever platform to let your MP and Senator know that they are not speaking or voting for you and you will not vote for them until you see change.