Morrison’s moral burden

Urban Wronski Writes

Scott Morrison’s performances on television are disturbing, disgraceful and delusional. Even for a member of the Abbott Cabinet, his performances exceed all reasonable standards of propriety. Granted, he has yet to follow the barking Christopher Pyne in the use of the “grub” word but as a Minister of the Crown, he is an alarming spectacle. Is he mad? Is he a deluded, paranoid megalomaniac? Does he suffer an extreme narcissistic personality disorder? The jury is still out. It could be all of these. And more. This week, however, Morrison revealed a vital clue. He has a great moral burden.

Now a great moral burden in itself would cripple many of our best-adjusted. But tip this into the mix of other the other toxic ingredients in the noxious brew that is Morrison’s peculiar psychopathology and you can expect a monstrous horror show to result.    

A great moral burden. What does Morrison’s…

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Scott Morrison fails the test, outed as a bully

Just when you thought the asylum seeker issue could not get any worse, we had the embarassing spectacle of the $800 Knob himself, the oleaginously and publicly pious Scott Morrison, very average former head of Tourism Australia, currently in charge of the network of concentration camps which house asylum seekers who arrive by boat, fronting the AHRC (Australian Human Rights Commission) with his Department secretary as willing spear-carrier, to take on one of the most formidable and forensic lawyers in Australia, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the AHRC.

Watch the video of the AHRC hearing into children in detention here

And you can read The World Today‘s transcript here.

A New Matilda reader also took a transcript.

Public hearing ACT – National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention

Minister Scott Morrison and Department secretary Martin Bowles are involved from time segment 7:30 (full context starting at time segment 1:24:54).

The section related to the end sentence in this New Matilda article is:

Triggs: “…I’ve been there three times, you cannot get into any of the sections without going through armed guards, etc etc”
Bowles: “we do not have armed guards”
Triggs: “…I don’t need to (garbled)…”
Bowles: “we do not have armed guards”
Triggs: “…to describe them as not prisons…”
Bowles: “we do not have armed guards President, I’d like you to acknowledge that”
Triggs: “I’m not sure, but I’m, I’m, um, aahhhh”
Bowles: “I’d like you to acknowledge that, we do not have armed guards”
Triggs: “I will check that with my clients then because some of those guards are armed…”
Bowles: “well I, again, again President, I would like you to check that and I would like you to retract that”
Triggs: “well I ah”
Morrison: “I’d just like to understand what the president is suggesting”
Triggs: “The point I’m making is…”

Triggs: “…on any analysis that is either locked detention or a prison”
Morrison: “well Madam President you would’ve been to many gaols and prisons…”
Triggs: “indeed”
Morrison: “…and are you suggesting that Long Bay Gaol is the same as a pool fenced Alternative Place Of Detention at Phosphate Hill on Christmas Island”?
Triggs: “…………um, I would like to move on but basically I have been a practicing lawyer since I was 22 years old so I know a prison when I see it”
Morrison: “Madam President, I’ve just asked you, you’ve said that these places are prisons, now you’ve been in prisons, so you’re telling me that the Phosphate Hill Compound on Christmas Island is the same as Long Bay Gaol?”
Triggs: “I’m not saying they’re equivalent, I’m saying that the, the, prison facilities…”
Morrison: “Well, we can move on then I think Madam President”
Triggs: “Ok…”

So Morrison doesn’t believe that immigration detention is not imprisonment? And bluster-master Morrison thinks it is OK to talk over the top of one of the country’s most respected public servants?

Then he’d better try our random vision test. Ten mixed photographs of prisons and detention facilities. Can you spot the difference?











We cannot. Morrison deludes himself yet again.

Australian Views on Asylum Seeker Deaths

#asylum @TonyAbbottMHR @Channel9

A few points.

When an asylum seeker arrives at a country where it is legal to seek asylum after having been through hell, it can be expected that mandatory, limitless detention will be incredibly traumatic.
When a child is placed behind bars indefinitely for accompanying a fleeing family from an unsafe country, there are life long consequences.
When adequate healthcare, legal services and mental health support are not provided to people who have been detained indefinitely, it can be expected that there will be unrest.

Bearing these things in mind, here are the views of a few heartless Australians on deaths of asylum seekers on Manus Island:


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Good to see Channel 9 isn’t bothered moderating the page. Join ‘the conversation’ here.

I must be mixing with the wrong people

Café Whispers

I couldn’t tell you how many people I’ve met, although they must surely number in their thousands.

Tony Abbott – a person I have never met – appeals to the oddest types and I’m thankful that I haven’t met any of them either. But they are out there! The majority of them prefer, it seems, to hide behind an internet persona while spreading the government gospel, usually with huge amounts of vitriol and disdain against anyone who wants to save a forest, a heritage site, the planet or an asylum seeker.

I’m yet to meet a person – in real life – who behaves as insanely mad as the knuckle-dragging, right-wing cheer squad do when they bang down on their keyboard all frothed up with hate.

But I must be mixing with the wrong people. From what I’ve recently read here, there are hordes of Australians (who are not the…

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An asylum seeker speaks: “We are making a great voice for all the world”

#ScottMorrisonMP  #auspol #ASRC  #GuardianAus #SBSNews  #abcnews

This was sent from Manus Island from an asylum seeker to a refugee advocate via Facebook. It has been edited for punctuation.


From Manus Island , the asylum seekers:
Before 25 days from now,a peaceful protest stared in the different compound in MIRPC to call for free and justice.

We did not break properties and did not harm any one.

After one week the immigration held meeting, with all transferees in compound to note our requirement and questions and this was in 5th February 2014. The immigration did not give us any answers, but left claiming that they will be respond in the next few days.

Yesterday at 16th February 2014 the PNG/Aus immigration officers arrived with plenty police men with police dogs. They started the meeting with the clients and told them that all transferees will be settled in PNG and even we become a refugees. We will only settled in png and the process is very slow and it will take along time and whom they are not refugees they will return back home.

And we swear in our god that all of us feel that they are laughing on our feelings, and they talk with us as we are a small babies whom they don’t know any think and every one know that what they are saying is a ball shit (sic).

There for such meeting in which they provoked,depressed and black mailed us. 

This made people peaceful protest and PNG G4S guards and some of Australian G4S security staff started provoking clients, mistreated us and beat some of us.  This lead some of clients to run out side through the back gate when they open it at the dinner time to let the pick up car to enter inside.

After that the local police here follow the clients and start hit and beat them in a very harmful way, also they use the white weapons like the knives and the bush knives and they hurt many of them .

Those clients they start bleeding and two of them they injured at the neck by knives and they bleed a lot and now they are in a very bad situation,and there are more than 50 clients hurt, and they treated at the medical while this is happening a  G4S supervisor his name is XXXX he tried to help the clients to escape from the police and local people beating.

The local people they start to attack him by stones, after that the people from inside the oscar they involved to help him and they start to attack the local by stones after the police hostage many clients, maybe they are six , and the local start to attack every body inside all the compounds.

This leads for all the wounded clients and g4s staff they are more than 55.
We are making a great voice for all the world, for all the people whom can help us. We are unsafe and we are under the local threat by attacking all of us and any time .

This is the fourth time and we don’t know if the next one is the last .Australian government said that they don’t know how those people hurt . This is our story and we are in your hands now there is no one escaping from the compounds any where is not safe from the local even also now inside.

Scott Morrison’s Manga-lated Madness

Most people would have seen the story about a rather bizarre publication targeted at and distributed among asylum seekers by the Australian Government.

This “graphic novel” (“comic book” for more mature readers) is aimed specifically at discouraging Afghan Hazaras and outlines the story of a young man who flees Afghanistan, travels to Indonesia and meets up with people smugglers. The boat is intercepted and the young man is then subjected to the full force of Scott Morrison’s Final Solution.

Presumably whichever rocket scientist came up with the light-bulb moment which produced this did not bother to think that facing off Morrison’s goons might be infinitely preferable to being tortured and murdered by the Taliban, who are pursuing a policy of ethnic cleansing of the Asiatic Hazara minority.

Perhaps the Taliban and Morrison should get together. They have some alarming similarities.

Thanks to the wonderful comedian Pauline Pantsdown however we now have a revised version which is far more truthful.

So without further ado sit back and check out Pauline’s version.