“Middle-class Iranian asylum-seekers arrive in Christmas Island barely a week after leaving Tehran and exhibit an aggressive “entitlement mentality”.
Hmm, we are in demand. Especially since we’re a
Â “Land of misogyny and “dinosaurs”:
- Australia has a very “male dominated and chauvinistic” culture.Â (I beg to differ. Instead, we are governed by a aÂ hypocrite and a liar who is female.)
We are being exploited by what the Press Council warns journalists not to call “illegal immigrants”:
The claims come from a former senior Immigration Department official who says the system favours those who tell lies over those who tell the truth, is easily scammed and has become utterly dysfunctional.
“Having considerable experience interviewing and assessing boat arrival claims, I can confidently say … that we are approving large numbers of people who are fabricating claims,” he wrote in an unpublished account of the process, obtained by The Weekend Australian…
The Weekend Australian also interviewed a former member of the Refugee Review Tribunal, who …Â said that asylum-seekers on Christmas Island told him they had simply copied their claims from other applicants who had been successful.
The former tribunal member said that transcripts of court cases in which asylum-seeker appeals had been upheld circulated widely on Christmas Island so that claimants, and their advocates, could see what testimony had been successful.
“I would sometimes receive a completely compelling story that was impossible to refuse,” the former tribunal member said. “The problem is I would receive 100 other identical stories with only the names changed.”…
He also reported that middle-class Iranian asylum-seekers often arrived in Christmas Island barely a week after leaving Tehran and exhibited an aggressive “entitlement mentality”.