Should read welfare seekers, or invaders:
Jooliar rolls out the red carpet Â for Mohammedan invaders
So much care & compassion attracts more: Another boat, so why no talkies on that detention centre?
A RUN-down former five-star golf resort was considered to help cope with the asylum seeker accommodation crisis.
Kooralbyn Hotel Resort, in the Gold Coast hinterland, was inspected by immigration officials last May after liquidators called the Federal Government.
Documents released to Seven News after a Freedom of Information court battle show the department said it “could easily be converted to dormitory accommodation and used for single men or unaccompanied minors”.
The 100-room hotel has been mothballed since July 2008 but in the 1990s was a playground for the wealthy. It has a small airfield and could be made ready for asylum seekers within four weeks.
Seven News also revealed Puckapunyal army base in Victoria was the No.1 choice to house asylum seekers but the Department of Defence blocked the idea.
The abbatoir was forced to close last year and it only reopened with state government help. It is now being upgraded and will soon produce Halal meat. “Our main concern is to man this plant to a level that we can sustain our production. We haven’t been able to do that without the help of at least 40 backpackers,” says abattoir manager Janette Mossop.