UPDATE 21ST JULY
Yesterday a vessel of “suspected” Asylum Seekers was spotted off Dampier.
The Delphinus (WA Police Vessel) has returned to port without the suspected Asylum Seekers and so we are left to assume that Border Farce has taken them under its wing.Including the rumoured women and children who are involved. Looking at the size of the vessel I anticipate it has between 10 and 30 people on board. It may be a single family.
Since it is unlikely that they will be “turned back” because they are so close to the mainland we can expect them to be sent/taken to Christmas Island. From there they will disappear until, if they are Vietnamese, they suddenly reappear at an airport in Ho Che Minh City. If they are not Vietnamese, they will probably be sent to Manus or Nauru Island.
Our much vaunted “Border Farce” and its
Kommandant Roaming Fleidermaus, Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg will hide its failure with continuing silence.
Online News outlet WAToday is reporting that Refugee Rights Network spokeswoman and activist Victoria Martin-Iverson told Fairfax Media on Tuesday “at least 25 to 30 people” were on board the vessel. It’s very, very, very sketchy,” she said. The asylum seekers who made to an oil rig about 150 kilometres from the Dampier coast in WA’s Pilbara region on Monday were among a “second wave” of Vietnamese Catholics fleeing religious persecution, she said. “There’s been this rise in persecutions of [Catholic] believers and following there is this exodus of young Catholics from Vietnam which we are calling a second wave,” Ms Martin-Iverson said.
The Catholicism of the people on this boat will not raise the compassion hormones in Catholic tony or his Government of torturing bullies.
I wonder what Pope Francis would say.
Which still leaves the unanswered question
Australia has failed
to change human nature.