Just another slogan

John Richardson writes: Re. “Day 1 of Nauru High Court case: when is detention not detention?” (yesterday). So it came to pass in the land of the three word slogan, where shit sometimes happens, that the Ministry of Truth decreed “detention is not detention”. Meanwhile, the government of the 21st century announced a stronger Australia, built on hope, reward and opportunity, the abolition of penalty rates and a secret magic “foundation stone” sold to us by our “special friends”. And the band kept playing “You’ll come a-Waltzing Matilda with me”.

The MH370 saga continues

Jeff Ash writes: Re. “Was MH370 a CIA plot to save drone spy tech from the Chinese?” (yesterday). Given what is in the public realm about the CIA’s operations I have no doubt whatsoever that they would be capable of executing the described plan. If anything I would say the truth is something far darker.

Peter Fray

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