Just letting you know that I am giving this month's topic a miss. Right here, right now, I seem to be inundated with other priorities.
One of the women in detention at MITA (Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation) lost her appeal against deportation to the UK. She arrived in Australia as a seven year old and is now in her late 50's. I am trying to get all her info to Helen Haines and it seems to be taking up a lot of time.
I wonder when we as a country will accept responsibility for people who live the greater part of their lives here, but as soon as they commit a crime (hers was drug related), we not only send them to prison, but, after completing their sentence, they are further detained and threatened with deportation.
I'll get off my soapbox!
Hope you are all managing to stay safe and sane.