A win for assylum seekers!
Indeed, this is a win for all of us! The ABC has reported that Howard will pull his 'migration Bill' – i.e. the anti-assylum seeker legislation!
With two government Senators intending to abstain, if not outright vote against it, and Senator Fielding finally declaring he will oppose it (after playing footsy with the PM), Howard is now trying to save face rather than have his inhuman bill voted down in the Senate.
It's amazing what good-'ol campaigning (and the internet) can still do to get results. I think that the GetUp! campaign getting 90,000 signatures on its online petition plaid no small part in this win for human rights in Australia.
Great work, everyone!