Minority groups target of vilification

by Andrew Macintosh in The Canberra Times
Originally published in The Canberra Times on May 30, 2006

The Howard Government’s vilification of indigenous communities and their culture is another in a long line of morally repugnant diversionary tactics employed by a Government devoid of ideas and scrambling to retain the interest of the electorate. When the history of this Government is written, the events in recent times should be placed side-by-side with the shameful exploitation of refugees, the wicked fear-mongering that followed the Wik decision, the gay bashing in 2004 and the demonisation of drug-users in terms of the most unethical political strategies employed in its decade of power.

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