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#enddetention #Humanrights #mediamatters #environment #anticorruption #socialjustice #politics #RefugeesAreWelcome
Sep 12, 2022 13 tweets 5 min read
A lot has been said about Scott Morrison’s role in Tourism Australia and his multiple ministries grab as PM, but I can’t understand why there’s been so little scrutiny of his time as Immigration Minister. If people had paid attention then, they would have seen what he was like. Morrison introduced secrecy by not commenting on “On Water” matters and oversaw a system of returning people to places that lack safety, sometimes by paying people smugglers to do so.

Jan 2, 2022 17 tweets 8 min read
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At approximately 1.30pm on the 23rd of December 2021 emergency services were called to a fire which had broken out on the 3rd and 4th levels of the Park Hotel, 701 Swanston Street, Carlton.
This isn’t about the fire.
This is about what happened afterwards. Photos emerged of emergency vehicles in the street, taken from both inside and outside the Park Hotel. Police stood in the doorway and the occupants, approximately 34 refugees, were shuffled down to level one of the building, but no one was evacuated.
Aug 29, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
This is my wish list for Australia’s future,
In no particular order.
1) lower voting age to 16. If you’re old enough to learn to drive, you’re old enough to vote. I trust the younger generation to make good decisions.
2) free public University and #TAFE education We were at our best when our dreams and aspirations could become a reality. Ending free tertiary education marked the point in history when we started going backwards.
3) A total ban on political donations. Much of the weakening of our democracy is due to the influence of
Aug 28, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Here’s my prediction if #Dutton becomes Prime Minister.
The rhetoric on China will step up.
We will be at war.
Australian Chinese will be locked up in internment camps aka detention centres for national security reasons.
The Senate will be told they aren’t needed because they are too obstructionist when it comes to getting government legislation passed.
To heck with it, elections will be cancelled - national security grounds cited.
The army will be called out to quell all protests.
Jun 30, 2020 27 tweets 12 min read
Dear @comcare_gov_au,
I have recently received a response to a #FOI request in relation to the #Comcare investigation into #mould at the #Nauru RPC. Reviewing my original email to yourself in 2018, I feel I may not have made one aspect clear enough.
1/ I would appreciate it if you could clarify whether the incident of a contracted mould inspector (microbiologist) being asked to remove his PPE for the inspection and consequently becoming sick, was part of the @comcare_gov_au investigation into the mould issue
Dec 3, 2019 9 tweets 3 min read
@JacquiLambie 18 months ago I received a call from a father on Nauru that his 2 year old daughter was non responsive. She had encephalitis. IHMS could not find a vein to intravenously hydrate her. She was intubated in the neck at the hospital. And IHMS obtained a Specialist report from Australia recommending that this little girl be immediately and urgently transferred to a tertiary paediatric facility in Australia.