A mixed bag today

by ray goodlass

More on Ben Zyglia in the media, with seemingly ASIO and DFAT not informing their political masters about his case. Were they in cahoots with the Israelis? 

Thankfully UN peacekeepers captured in the Golan Heights were released without Israeli military action, so my concern about a conflagration that could have been bad news for Palestine was thankfully not realised.

 And here in Australia in the past week both the government and opposition descended into the lowest form of political ‘dog whistle’ xenophobic ugliness, the government over cutting back the number of 475 skilled migrant visas and the opposition over asylum seekers living in the community needing to have behavioural protocols imposed on them. A really depressing week.