Hang your heads in shame, fellow Australians:
The United Nations Association of Australia has written a report strongly criticising Australia’s recent record on international issues.
The report gives Australia a ‘C’ on human rights, nuclear disarmament and aid, while on climate change and migration Australia gets a ‘D’.
Human rights? In Australia, we don’t jail protesters; we give them lots of money. Nuclear disarmament? Australia has no nuclear weapons. Aid? Apparently one billion dollars to Indonesia isn’t enough. Climate change? We only generate 1.5% of the planet’s warmy gases. Migration? According to leftoid Clive Hamilton: “Rarely in our history has a federal government pursued such a high level of immigration as the Howard Government.”
A former ambassador to the United Nations, Richard Woolcott, says Australia’s reputation within the UN has suffered over the past few decades.
Good. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe heads the UN’s commission on Sustainable Development.
“Of course it’s been greatly influenced by Iraq, I mean the Iraq situation has rather frayed existing alliances,” he said.
Not any important ones. In fact, they’ve likely become stronger.
“Then there’s the issue of style, there’s a tendency of Australia’s part now which partly stems from Iraq, to lecture more and listen less.”
Maybe we learned that from you, Richard.
(Via Alan R.M. Jones)
UPDATE. Fast Eddie responds:
And proud of it,
PS Now get stuffed.