600 illegal boats have now arrived since Labor abolished John Howard’s proven border protection policies in 2008.
This record of dysfunction is one of the single greatest policy failings of the Rudd-Gillard government.
Labor’s record of failure is clear:
• 600 boats carrying over 35,000 people • record populations in immigration detention • riots, protests and unrest in detention centres • tens of thousands of people dumped into the community • $6.6 billion in budget blowouts and growing • damage to Australia’s reputation
And it is a failure that worsens by the day, with Labor too weak and divided to stand-up to the people smugglers.
You can call it poetic justice or serendipity. Australian
Labor got the Scottish dirt-monger John McTernin as strategist and Britain’s
Tory; David Cameron got the Australian loose cannon Lynton Crosby as his
McTernin and Crosby seem to have a similar modus operandi.
While McTernin escapes the deep poo of Australian politics, Crosby has jumped,
both feet, into the British political dung-hole and comes up seriously on the
Crosby will be better remembered here as John Howard’s
advisor who took them both into the sea in the “children overboard” affair, a matter later found to be a myth.
As McTernin is our problem for now, Crosby is proving a
liability to Cameron with his outspoken opinions. ‘Lynton Crosby, has been
accused of calling Boris Johnson's aides "f**kwits".’ Crosby helped
organise two election victories for Johnson in London where he told Johnson ‘to
concentrate on traditional Tory voters instead of “f**king Muslims”.’ Oh, dear me Lynton, too much VB!
However, others share Crosby’s sentiments toward Muslims. A
former Conservative Peer Shreela Flather, Britain’s first female Asian peer
agrees the party should not court Muslim votes because they are “all on
benefits”. ‘I don’t condone swearing, but Lynton is right to say it is
pointless for the Conservatives to chase Muslim votes. They are all on benefits
and all vote Labour,’ said Baroness Flather.
So, how will those eligible among the 30,000 that crashed our borders
Could this attitude be a precursor to a new political
thinking among politicians in the West?
There are too many do-gooders and sticky-beaks sneaking around Nauru trying to make brownie-points for their causes. We were told that water pours through the roof, soaking beds. Thom says,"we could see the water leaking under the tents and all the bedding getting wet,..." The bedding is on top of camp stretchers.
Also, I think our ADF personnel serving in foreign theatres, Afghanistan, in particular would disagree with Thom's assessment of "harsh" and "very hot conditions." Would accommodation at the "Four Seasons" suit Thom? What a goose!
On ABC 7:30. Dr Thom, how do you rate the conditions in Nauru?
A surge in boat arrivals since Labor came to power in 2007 has seen
almost 30,000 people claim asylum in that time, prompting a flurry of
policy changes - including funnelling potential refugees into the
community on "Bridging Visa Es", which afford asylum-seekers work rights
while they wait for a decision on their status.
The International Sucker of The Year Award goes to the Australian government.
ASYLUM seekers convicted of participating in riots that caused
more than $5 million damage to the Christmas Island detention centre
have been handed protection visas to stay in the country.
Three men found guilty of offences relating to the March 2011 riots - in
which accommodation and administration facilities were burned down and
rocks thrown at police - have been granted protection visas to remain in
Read more, be sick and remember it's all borrowed money, your money!
Waleed Aly's article in the Age might well identify him as a fair-dinkum "Wally" for his foaming appraisal of "illegal immigrants" which, he dutifully calls asylum seekers, being placed on Nauru. It seems that lefties are seldom satisfied.
Welcome to Kafka's Australia, where rights are guaranteed, but
preferably forgotten. So we maintain that we respect due process and
human rights, even if it's clear we don't always like them very much.
We have been doing this for ages. ''Screening out'' has been around for
the best part of a decade; long enough for the department to call it a
''long-standing policy over successive governments''.
What a joke! The government’s baulk at solving the tsunami of foreign interlopers was trotted out as a powerful message certain to cause people smugglers to cease business has increased human traffic. Nauru is now technically filled to capacity even before it is operational.
And, Immigration Minister Bowen seeks to resume chatter with Malaysia and the magic fix where we send one and take five. Rarely mentioned is our legal system is absolutely clogged with appeals, many of which are frivolous.
While our socialist inspired leaders fudge and fumble with an avalanche of people who are acutely aware that the drawbridge will soon be raised, Canada, under Stephen Harper’s conservative government, is bravely leading the way with a bold but workable solution to the same problem. Their move is to revoke citizenship of those found to have obtained permanent residency by fraud.
Wondering why we have had 15,000 plus illegal immigrants since the 2007?
It’s because it’s a well organised scam and we’re too stupid to realise we’re being conned.
You see the people smugglers have this awesome product for sale – Australian residency – and to get it all you have to do is hand over your cash, and follow a few basic instructions.
For a passage to Australia, another popular destination, the smuggler offered an all-expenses-included trip for $11,500. Like others in his trade he recommended Australia, promising it was a soft touch on granting asylum.
“Australia gives citizenship if you have a good story,” he said. “I am 100% sure that after spending six months in a [processing centre] in Australia you will get citizenship if you do not lose your temper and have warning documents from the Taliban saying you can’t live in Kabul.”
He also trains his clients to stick to their story: “They will know you are lying, but as long as you say the same thing whatever they ask you, you will be fine.”
Of the 3237 asylum-seekers who admitted to flying to Indonesia on a passport, 3200 (98.8%) did not have any travel documents when they arrived in Australia.
People-smugglers routinely advise their clients to discard their identity documents before arriving in Australia.
The refugee status assessment process operates primarily on a risk model, meaning there can be significant advantages to inventing false identities and claims of persecution.
So long as they can stick to their fictional story, happy days – one free Australian Residency and you know what, they can now bring over other members of their family under the family reunion provision.
Meanwhile the real genuine refugee gets either bumped further back in the queue or worse gets dropped completely.