Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Media Silence
Australia treats asylum seekers abominably - we imprison them indefinitely, we torment them, we are willing to return them to torture or death. Our treatment of them constitutes a grave crime against our own laws: but the mainstream press is too frightened, too weak, too indolent or too stupid to bother reporting the fact. If the tragedy of our present regime is told dispassionately decades from now
· Silence of the press will be seen as part of our national disgrace [Webdiary:Julian Burnside QC]