I wonder if it would be possible on this forum to provide links where those interested could better inform themselves of the issues or in some way help in accordance with the Dhamma?
Some may find this interesting in getting the information that the government does not think we should have. https://www.facebook.com/ExposingTonyAb ... 1381691919
Getting reliable, relevant news is harder than it used to be but (fortunately) so is suppressing the truth.
Not limiting myself here to the asylum-seekers issue, I like:
The ABC, and particularly its Fact-check http://www.abc.net.au/news/factcheck/
which appeared during the election campaign but (happily) doesn't seem to be going away.
The Australia Institute, a leftish think-tank [url]www.tai.org.au/[/url]
GetUp! and Avaaz ... within reason.
For world-wide news, I like the ABC again, plus Al Jazeera (emphatically not US-centric, so it's a counterbalance to everything else we get), Time magazine and (rarely) CNN, plus RealClimate, ThinkProgress http://thinkprogress.org/
and so on.
And I avoid commercial radio/TV and the Murdoch press for the sake of my sanity and my blood pressure respectively
YMMV so feel free to add to my list or comment on it.