MP’s Bonegilla visit hypocrisy

LIBERAL heavyweight and local member Sophie Mirabella’s visit to the Bonegilla Migrant Centre to mark its 60th anniversary reeked of hypocrisy.

Not only does she represent the party with the most draconian immigration policy in memory, but should they be elected to government, would further push Australia’s immigration policy outside of internationally accepted norms further damaging our already tarnished reputation.

If Nikolaos Plakas were to escape from a migrant centre in the middle of the night today, you could all but guarantee he would not get the opportunity to become an Australian citizen, let alone be given the opportunity to better our great (and multicultural) nation.