Under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) (the Migration Act), asylum seekers who arrive on the Australian mainland without a valid visa must be held in immigration detention until they are granted a visa or removed from Australia...
Sorry - by 'treatment' do you mean their living conditions, or the administrative arrangements for refugees generally? Could you elaborate on what you mean by 'utterly horrific'? Because Treblinka was 'utterly horrific', and casting Christmas Island or a hotel in Darwin in the same light is pretty hysterical.
If decent chow, plenty of outdoor space, quality medical care and a room about on par with many three star hotels I've stayed in throughout rural Australia is 'utterly horrific', what adjectives have you reserved for something truly heinous, like a two and a half star hotel?
decent chow, plenty of outdoor space, quality medical care and a room about on par with many three star hotels I've stayed in throughout rural Australia
Greek wine is awful
The Commission is concerned about the limited capacity of the Case Manager and the Independent Observers to meet the needs of such a high number of unaccompanied minors. At the time of the Commission’s visit there was one Case Manager and there were two Independent Observers for 152 unaccompanied minors
This idea of a 'queue' is further discredited by the fact that the majority of recent unauthorised boat arrivals are from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, countries which do not have an UNHCR presence or an Australian embassy. And they generally transit through countries like Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia, none of which have signed the UN Refugee Convention and so are not obliged to offer protection to refugees...
Some in Australia have asked why Tamils fleeing Sri Lanka don't just go the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, home to 60 million Tamil speakers. The answer is that more than 100,000 have done just that.
Why do Tamils fleeing persecution in Sri Lanka not go across the strait to the Tamil part of India?
People arriving by plane don't go to detention
The difference between rules for boats and planes isn't brown vs white - it's a simple matter of documentation and security
they can leave at any time. They aren't prisoners
So far we've had 'omgodwin, 'everything I've read' and 'no true Scotsman'. Really solid analysis of these complex issues, guys. Big pat on the back. You've won me over.
This is what Australian people object to. It's against our sense of fair-play.
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