Scott Howie is one of those people who have enriched the Riverina in unexpected ways, like writing a play about Griffith's hermit. Or spending a day on a lagoon in central Wagga in solidarity with asylum seekers.

This story from the local Daily Advertiser discusses the Boat/Person (an action) that Howie performed last Saturday. It was a simple reminder of the plight of the 'boat people' demonised by mainstream politics for more than a decade.

I'd like to see this activity raising the issue elsewhere. A boat on Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin would look photogenic with Parliament House in the background, for example.

The picture shown is by James Farley.