This post sums up the whole matter very well. The attitudes displayed to asylum seekers and refugees in Australia's Parliament shames this nature. We have, in recent days, displayed a national outpouring of compassion for Australian cattle being inhumanely treated in meatworks in Indonesia. The Australian Government and the relevant industry bodies have been catapulted into action from their comfortable positions of out of sight, out of mind. Why can't Australians have the same compassion for human beings? Not to do so is a national shame.