Macken: I Now Stay Quiet About My Connection To Labor

A Member Since 1947, I Now Stay Quiet About My Connection To Labor

Dr Jim Macken, Life Member of the Labour Party, retired judge, advocate, academic and author.

In New Matilda – 13 May 2016

“We have become the South Africa of the 21st century – that country that tortures people, imprisons children, detains people indefinitely for no crime – we are now that country.”

“Minister Dutton thinks we are trying to protect the human rights of the people on Manus Island and Nauru and he is right, we are. But we are also trying to protect our own humanity; because when we remain quiet in the face of such cruelty it is our own humanity that is destroyed in the silence.”

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