Sen Humphries (Australian Capital Territory, Lib.) had quite a few things to say about trade union leaders and others in Australia (and elsewhere) who continue to support the Castro regime.
He quoted from recent Amnesty International reports on human right conditions on the island, describing Communism as “an ideology which is linked directly with the deaths of over 100 million people”.
“The collapse of communist regimes, and subsequent acknowledgement of their atrocities and abysmal standards of living, was a wake-up call to most of the mainstream Left who harboured residual sympathy for communism …” the senator said.
“There remain, however, those that look at left wing dictatorships through rose coloured glasses, with Cuba in particular being held up as an example of a so-called ‘workers paradise’.”
You can read the speech here. Or visit the senator’s webpage here.