Despite the sparse knowledge of the Brazilian population on the issue of refugees, the question of war is always present. It will astonish no one to say that we live in an era of generalised conflict around the world. In contrast to the two Great Wars of the last century, in which blocs of countries confronted each other generating mass displacements of populations, today we see numerous conflicts scattered all over the globe.
Kelly O’Dwyer says Australia has one of the highest per capita refugee intakes in the world. ABC Fact Check finds her claim to be .
A brilliant video crunching some of the numbers on refugees.
Length: 1:35 mins
"(We)’re all chided for not being on Team Australia…Now the government tells potential asylum seekers that the reason not to come to Australia is that you might encounter Australian officials. This is nothing but shameful.
In the last two months under Scott Morrison’s reign, we have:
- broken international law, with our Navy entering Indonesian waters six times.
- broken Australian law, by accidentally releasing thousands of asylum seekers personal details in the public domain.
- hurt our relationship with…
In high school I took an elective subject called Heroes and Villains, in which we studied Hitler’s Germany, Mussolini’s Italy, Mao’s China and Ghandi.
I remember being completely unable to understand how Germans sat back and allowed Hitler to do what he did. The explanation was that what he was doing didn’t affect the rest of the Germans - they accepted their comparatively privileged position in society, enjoyed increased levels of employment, and turned a blind eye to their government’s torture and murder.
Abbott and Morrison are not Hitler. That’s a clumsy comparison to make in any situation. I just didn’t expect to have to apply the same psychology to normal Australians who surely asked themselves the same question in school, 67 years on.
"Breakfast has been served." The most unexpectedly chilling sentence.