i have not seen anything at all about what’s actually happening down here in australia at the moment despite general sly digs at our government (n while thats all cool n appreciated) im gonna take 5 min of yr time to tell yu about whats really happening right now in 2015 in australia
- the UN just released a report saying that the Australian Government has actually breached an international anti-torture convention through the way they are treating australia’s asylum seekers (source), - tony abbott responded to this by belittling the credibility of the UN and glorifying the government that is responsible for subjecting up to 800 children to sexual abuse (source)
- asylum seekers are now being kept in detention with VIOLENT CRIMINALS (rapists, killers, etc) - this INCLUDES children (source)
- the department of immigration has been aware of sexual abuse of children in detention centers for 17 months and have not done a thing - reports show that children as young as 2 have been exposed to this (source, source)
- TO THESE EVENTS, TONY ABBOTT HAS RESPONDED WITH THE STATEMENT OF ‘THINGS HAPPEN’ (source)
- families that have been granted asylum have been prevented from leaving detention centers (source)
- TONY ABBOTT HAS MADE IT ILLEGAL FOR HEALTH WORKERS TO REPORT CASES OF SEXUAL ABUSE, ETC THAT OCCUR INSIDE DETENTION CENTERS - PUNISHABLE BY SENTENCING (SOURCE)
- tony abbott claims to feel ‘no guilt’ about what is happening (source)
get angry. share this with everyone you know. just bc its happening in that land that is so comically far away with weird animals doesnt make it any less real. this is happening, these are people we are talking about. speak up, this is not okay.
My country is being run by a lizard pretending to be a man who has not a single ounce of compassion, empathy, or sense. It’s terrifying.
I have a relative who still worships that man. The depths of my personal shame have no bottom.