Sara Saleh has written a touching piece in The Punch about asylum seekers suffering appalling conditions in Nauru. Equally as heart breaking are the many malevolent comments from Australians. The whole refugee issue seems to bring out the worst in some.
To me it's about a principle:
we should treat others how we would like to be treated if we were in similar circumstances
Sara has pointed out how we are treating others who are asking, no begging, for our help. Is this the best we can do? I hope not. It is certainly a complex issue, but surely we can be more humane and more compassionate in our discussions and collective decisions.