An ethical person speaks out
I met Jon Stanhope a couple of times when he was Chief Minister for the ACT. Canberra benefited from his leadership. He continues to be a person known for his strong ethical stance on important issues.
He also liked public art – but that program was killed off because of the Liberal Party trolls who used the media to hammer the program.
Jon Stanhope has written a letter to the editor on the topic of the UN report on Australia and its treatment of people seeking asylum. He has not held back from pointing the finger at his own political party.
Letter to the Canberra Times editor Friday 13 March 2015
One assumes in the forlorn hope that no one will notice that the policies and the actions complained about by the UN Committee Against Torture, and which have resulted in the gross abuse of asylum seekers and their possible torture, were initiated and implemented by a Labor government.
In similar ilk and for the same reasons the ALP is yet to say what it thinks of the recommendations in the recent Human Rights Commission report on the detention of children.