OPINION: Heart-warming response for arrival of refugees

OPINION

THANK you to Jenna Cairney, TJ Hamilton and Carlie Walker for their forthright comments on the refugee crisis.

It is comforting to know that in the midst of a sea of complacency, apathy and sheer ignorance, there are some people in Australia who have not only intelligence but also a heart, a conscience and empathy with others living through hardship we, in our comfortable homes and lives, could not even begin to imagine.

How heart-warming to see the responses of the German and Austrian people to the arrival of the refugees - welcoming them with food, drink and cheers to their already overpopulated countries.

How shameful and disturbing it is to see the slow and indifferent response of our leaders and many of our upright citizens in a much larger, richer and unpopulated Australia.

JANET REVILL

Maryborough