Australia’s Phobia of Boats
Labor has already offered to enact the Malaysia Solution and Nauru, in tandem. It has made adjustments to the way the Malaysia Solution would operate in a bid to accommodate concerns. It has even suggested an independent bipartisan inquiry into TPVs, and if that inquiry found TPVs work Labor would look at supporting their introduction.
Gillard said yesterday that it was regrettable that the Opposition Leader ruled out a compromise on the weekend.
“I think it is a time where people are looking to us to put the politics to one side,” she said
Interesting to see some progression with this issue, perhaps we may eventually see a calming of Australia’s refugee fears - and the establishment of some constructive policies.
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release of the expert panel’s findings on asylum seeker policy in Australia
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Resort of Last Resort
On an Indonesian town that serves both as stopping point for those seeking to reach Australia by boat and a hotspot for short term ‘contract marriage,’ which allows Saudi tourists a loophole to engage in Islamic-sanctioned prostitution.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we need to have a more effective solution for asylum seekers.
A solution that would ideally involve assisting with dealing with the cause of asylum seeking and mass hysteria about refugees from the Australian society.
Human Rights Watch indicates that a solution must be found and implicates Australia as being responsible for leading the way by dealing appropriately with refugees rather than reacting irrationally (in accordance with the concern of voters).
Sometimes, the government needs to make the hard choice. And the hard choice ought to be the right, just, choice.
Instead of broadcasting that they’ll ‘turn back the boats’, perhaps politicians might encourage people to actively consider situations overseas.
Enough international attention, and actual active interest, could be the first step to assistance for entire nations - rather than the dull passive aggressive avoidances that puts hundreds of people in limbo.
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