Irony of the day

(stolen whole from Andrew Bartlett – he says it better than I can. I usually only quote snippets, but this time the whole thing is so small I really can’t.)

On the day the federal government overturned some of our most fundamental democratic freedoms such as (a) people being innocent until proven guilty and (b) ensuring courts determine who is imprisoned rather than governments, a Senate Committee hearing was being held in Canberra into legislation to implement the government’s new citizenship test.

That’s the test where migrants have to show they understand basic Australian values such as democracy, the rule of law and a fair go before they are allowed to become a citizen.

(I won’t be voting for Andrew – I’m not enrolled in Queensland. I would if I was though).

I can’t express how angry I am.

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