Monday, May 30, 2005

Further pressure mounts on the government

Labor moves closer to backing Georgiou plan to free detainees - National

I'm not going to go into a full rant on the issue. But I am happy to see Labor take a clear opposing stance to the Liberal party to really change this repugnant policy. Labor have made a strong hint that they will back the private member's bill that will see all long-term detainees released, ALL children released and further detention limited to 90-day, subject to health and security checks. I really hope this gets through, but I have sad feeling that they will back down for some petty concessions, that do nothing but neutralize the issue.

Ironically Treasurer Peter Costello's brother is the head of World Vision urged for the end to the policy.