a saw petrio georgiou
stand up in parliament the other day and state that a bunch of people in detention should be given an amnesty.
now, i'm in favour for a number of reasons.
firstly, some of these people have spent more time in jail than your average rapist or killer.
secondly, it just plain costs too much. if you can force single mums out to work and be 'productive' members of society, why the hell not working-age blokes? funding these places is ridiculous.
third, incarceration for no other reason than you've tried to make a better is life is just too hard line. you've got to wonder how much of a threat refugees really offer.
but, the issue also goes to the heart of the power the liberals have in parliament. its looking like they have so much strength they can allow a dissenting voice within the party, which is interesting. maybe there will be leeway for a more compassionate australia?
although i'm probably dreaming.
more realistic is that georigio realises that, as a 'wog', he'll never be in a howard cabinet. so he's doing what was suggested on The Insiders
the other week, and going for a little fame like other back-benchers.