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Australia Slams The Door on Refugees

Posted: July 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Australia, Hard Pill to Swallow, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australia Slams The Door on Refugees

Australia Slams The Door on RefugeesAustralia’s latest Prime Minister – Kevin Rudd – has slammed the door on asylum seekers attempting to enter the country by boat. Mr Rudd has confirmed a deal that will see asylum seekers sent to Papua New Guinea – PNG – for assessment, and if they are found to be genuine refugees, they’ll be resettled there.

PNG’s prime minister Peter O’Neill joined Mr Rudd in formally unveiling the plan in Brisbane on Friday. Mr Rudd says those found not to be refugees will be sent back to their own nations or a third country.

Mr Rudd says the deal with PNG is aimed at stopping “the scourge of people smuggling”. If nothing else the move is likely to polarize opinion on Australia’s treatment of refugees :: Read the full article »»»»

Australia: Asylum seekers kept in dark

Posted: November 28th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, News Update, Revolute, Socially Engineered | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Australia: Asylum seekers kept in dark

Australian Immigration Authorities are not informing asylum-seekers for months of their failed refugee assessments.

The tactic seems to be an intentional tactic to avoid adding to tensions in Australia’s overcrowded and increasingly chaotic detention centres. In what has been described as a “systematic” and illegal practice, the Immigration Department has delayed notifying failed asylum-seekers their claims have been rejected, in some cases for almost five months.
News of the practice comes just weeks after the High Court ruled there were serious deficiencies in the way the Immigration Department was processing asylum claims and significantly expanded the role of the courts to increase oversight of refugee assessment decisions.  It also comes on the back of a series of protests and suicides in detention centres, caused in part by long delays in resolving people’s cases. Last night there were a total of 5746 asylum-seekers in detention, including 2786 on Christmas Island. READ MORE
 source: the australian