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Refugee Boat Timeline to May 28th


PRISON SHIP? 28th May Over the past couple of months I have had difficulty in matching reports of refugees departing Indonesia with reports of either arrival into Australian custody or their return to Indonesia. The one thing we can be … Continue reading

Refugee Boat Timeline to May 11th


OZ NAVY IN BALI and MORE REFUGEES 11th May HMAS CHILDERS VISITS DENPASSAR The unannounced visit to Bali by the Partol Boat HMAS Childers raises some interesting questions. Childers left Darwin yesterday and arrived in Benoa Port this morning. I … Continue reading

Refugee Boat Timeline to May 6th


38 PEOPLE RETURNED TO JAVA 6th May Helen Brown from the ABC’s Jakarta office is reporting (in ABC radio news reports – 9.00pm WST) that an Indonesian Navy spokesman has said that a wooden vessel has been found stranded on … Continue reading

Refugee Boat Timeline to May 4th


54 SRI LANKANS ARRESTED 4th May Sri Lankan navy picks up 54 people heading by boat to Australia This is the headline from ABC NEWS ONLINE datelined 3rd May. It is a criminal act in Sri Lanka to attempt to … Continue reading

Refugee Boat Timeline to May 2nd


NEW REFUGEE BOAT ON THE WAY? 2nd May Thanks to a facebook friend, Lisa Byrnes, I have found the expected post-monsoonal renewal of refugee movement seems to have begun. EXCLUSIVE Nick Butterly Canberra The West Australian May 2, 2014, 2:47 … Continue reading

Refugee Boat Timeline to April 23rd


300,000 REFUGEES IN S.E. ASIA 23rd APR Fourteen nations look to resolve regional boat people issue Yuliasri Perdani of The Jakarta Post, reported on Mon, April 21 2014 “In an attempt to address the boat people issue, Indonesia has invited … Continue reading

Refugee Boat Timeline to April 18th


Turnbacks abandoned, says Jakarta 18th APR NO ASYLUM SEEKER ARRIVALS have been reported in any media, Australian or Indonesian, over the past couple of weeks. The Monsoon season is close to an end. After taking a bit of a break, … Continue reading

Refugee Boat Timeline to March 27th


ANOTHER BOAT DUE 27th MAR NO ASYLUM SEEKER ARRIVALS reported in any media, Australian or Indonesian, over the past week. The Monsoon season is close to an end. By throwing our entire Naval and Customs strength at this “problem” we … Continue reading

Refugee Boat Timeline to March 21st


WHY ARE MORE LIFEBOATS NEEDED? 21st MAR NO ASYLUM SEEKER ARRIVALS reported in any media, Australian or Indonesian, over the past week. The Monsoon season is close to an end. Yes, it has been close on 100 days since an … Continue reading

Refugee Boat Timeline to March 13th


THE SERCO CONNECTION 13th MAR NO ASYLUM SEEKER ARRIVALS reported in any media over the past week. The Monsoon season is reaching an end and there may be some more vessels risking the voyage soon. Although my preferred scenario is … Continue reading

Refugee Boat Timeline to March 8th


BREAKING MORRISON’S SECRECY 8th MAR OPERATION SOVEREIGN BORDERS With no asylum seeker vessels reported again this week, it is time to step back a little and look at what our “Assets” are doing. And at how they are coping. We … Continue reading

Refugee Boat Timeline to March 5th


SERIOUS ABOUT SAVING LIVES? 5th MAR TALK TO US AGAIN ABOUT SAVING LIVES Indonesia’s Antara News,Tue, March 4 2014,  has reported, “Six human skeletons found in Bemgkalis. The skeletons were believed to belong to illegal Indonesian migrant workers fleeing Malaysia … Continue reading

Refugee Boat Timeline to February 28th


A SECOND MANUS ISLAND MURDER? 28th FEB REMEMBER THE “OTHER” SEVERE INJURY IN THE RIOT? I found the following on Nicki Odenbreit’s Face Book Page. Published without comment, it has apparently come from an inmate in the Christmas Island Detention … Continue reading

Refugee Boat Timeline to February 25th


FOURTH LIFEBOAT! 25th FEB Today’s Herald Sun is reporting “Asylum seekers turned back to Indonesia by Abbott government in lifeboat“ Senior Indonesian sources have told the ABC that the large orange lifeboat was discovered at about midday on Monday on … Continue reading

Refugee Boat Timeline to February 22nd


THREE BOATS TURNED BACK? “AT LEAST” 22nd FEB “NAVAL AND CUSTOMS PATROL VESSELS have turned or towed at least three asylum-seeker vessels back towards Indonesia in the past fortnight. The Weekend Australian understands that the third boat was being dealt … Continue reading