I got into a very heated discussion this morning with a complete stranger (!) about asylum seekers (he called them 'illegal boat people'). He was commenting on an amnesty T-shirt that I was wearing.
There are so many misconceptions surrounding refugees, it makes my blood boil! Why are people so averse to HELPING other humans in need. We are ALL humans. Why are there so many incorrect facts circulating about refugees coming to Australia?!
This has been a turning point for me. I have always donated to amnesty but I'm going to start getting actively involved in campaigning for human rights. I have had enough.