The Liberal Party is at it again, blowing the dog whistle on immigration. This time, they have been taken to task for a rather shameless online advertisement posted on their Facebook page. Their rather hackneyed attempt at linking immigration and border control issues to crime rates in western Sydney is both factually and morally wrong on so many levels. Most obviously, the link made is tenuous at best, certainly no evidence is presented. Furthermore, they seem to inadvertently attack their state Liberal colleagues by making a point of high crime rates, primarily a state responsibility. Then of course there is the morally problematic notion of linking asylum seekers with increased crime rates. Again and again, the Liberal Party vilifies, primarily on the basis of ethnicity, individuals who seek to come to Australia for a better life. It’s really sad seeing such base politics played in what is meant to be an informed, free and well educated society.