Colleagues and scholars from coast to coast, across Bass Strait and all the ships at sea.
This week Essential Research published, once again, some disturbing results.
When asked: Do you think the Federal/Liberal National Government is too tough or too soft on asylum seekers or is taking the right approach?
Too tough = 27%, too soft = 18%, taking the right approach = 36%, don't know = 18%.
18%, or about 2.5 million Australian voters (which is more than the population of the city of Brisbane) think the Government is too soft on asylum seekers.
Perhaps the addition to government policy of the appliance below might just be enough to satisfy these 2.5 million people that the Government was 'taking the right approach.'
Then again.......it might not.