Refugees at Sea; Feb 19th

 

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19th February

ONE BOAT REPORTED

ABC Online News has reported; The Federal Government says a boat carrying four Sri Lankans was intercepted by border protection authorities off the Cocos Islands 10 days ago.  Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said the group was transferred to Sri Lankan authorities at sea.  In a statement, Mr Dutton said Australian authorities had interviewed those on board the vessel and decided they did not require Australia’s protection.  He said the Australian and Sri Lankan governments worked together to disrupt the people smuggling venture.

“The Coalition Government’s policies and resolve are stopping illegal boat arrivals and are restoring integrity to Australia’s borders and immigration program,” he said. “By working closely with our regional partners we save lives at sea and prevent vulnerable people being lied to and ripped off by people smugglers. Anyone attempting to enter Australia illegally by sea will never be resettled in this country.”

So once again we are being told that refoulement has taken place. Tamils returned to their oppressors.

Not only that but we have now seen that Morrison left his scripts behind when he left his Office of Obfuscation and Cruelty.

How do we know this? The new Minister, the duffer Dutton, has just read, word for word from those scripts. He hasn’t the ability to update or change those scripts.

It still leaves open the question I keep asking with little hope of an answer.

HOW MANY REFUGEES HAVE DIED AT SEA THIS YEAR?

 

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Australia has failed to change human nature.

Australia has failed to stop the boats.
They may not be getting far,
but escapees from oppression are still setting out or planning on setting out.
Some of them will not be making it..

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