Muslim "Refugees" set to sue Australia for millions for "psychological damage"

Ambulance chasers, immigration shysters and  Muselmanic support groups are licking their chops. This will not stop until we stop it. We need to expose those who profit from this racket. The profiteers and their bleeding heart supporters need  to start paying ‘their fair share’.

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Mehrnoosh Yousefi reflects on the depression that her husband and son suffer from their experiences in Woomera and Baxter detention centres. Pic Ben Searcy Source: The Daily Telegraph/BY NICK TABAKOFF

  • Detainees to sue Government over detention
  • Claim psychiatric harm caused by trauma
  • More people in detention than ever before

AUSTRALIAN taxpayers are facing multi-million dollar compensation payouts to current and former asylum seekers who claim they suffered trauma and psychological damage in detention.

Legal and medical sources told The Daily Telegraph scores of detainees were preparing claims against the Australian Government and detention centre operators Serco and G4S.

Revelations of the damages claims come at the worst possible time for the Federal Government, with tension in detention centres rising through overcrowding as the number of detainees hits a record high.

Among those making claims are Iranian Mehrnoosh Yousefi and her adult son, who have both been granted refugee status.

Mrs Yousefi’s husband, former Iranian oil industry engineer Parviz Yousefi, achieved notoriety when he sewed his lips together and attempted suicide several times while in detention at Woomera between 2001 and 2004.

In 2008 Mr Yousefi was reportedly awarded a record damages payout of more than $800,000 for psychological damage suffered in detention.

Dr Zachary Steel, senior lecturer in psychiatry at the University of NSW, said that he had been told of multiple pending lawsuits.

“There are a number of cases going through at the moment,” he said.

He also had “heard discussions of class actions”.Dr Steel said the basis for most of the lawsuits was psychiatric harm caused by trauma experienced in detention, including riots, self-harm and, in some cases, allegations of mistreatment by inmates and centre operators.

There were also cases where detention resulted in injury, pain and suffering.

Mrs Yousefi has lodged a claim in the NSW Supreme Court on behalf of herself and her son against four parties, including the Commonwealth of Australia and G4S.

Slater & Gordon’s Bill Madden confirmed the pair had claimed detention had “resulted in serious psychological damage”.

Mr Yousefi suffered horrific experiences after being separated from his wife and son while in detention, resulting in self-harm.

Mrs Yousefi was quoted in 2008 as saying her husband would never work again and would require medical care for the rest of his life.

In some cases asylum seekers have made claims for lost earnings during and since their detention, citing factors such as an inability to concentrate and the need for ongoing medical treatment.

There are also believed to be workers compensation claims involving psychological and physical trauma concerning staff at the centres.

A spokesman for federal Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said last night: “It wouldn’t be appropriate to comment on legal cases before the courts.”

The psychiatric damage of detention

AUSTRALIA has more people in detention centres than ever before.

Latest figures – for May – show detainee numbers have grown over the past two years to just under 6800.

Detainees are also spending more time in centres ill-equipped to handle them. University of NSW expert Dr Zachary Steel said that, since detainee numbers burst through the 2000 mark about 18 months ago, centres had become “trauma-inducing” settings.

Dr Steel’s research found that, after six months in detention, asylum seekers started “to get a really harmful mental health outcome”.

The Government’s latest figures show just under 4400 detainees – 65 per cent – have been in detention for a minimum of six months.

“I am almost certain more than 80 per cent of detainees will be found to be genuine refugees,” Dr Steel said. “We will create a burden for society because of huge psychiatric damage.”

“Is It is bad policy – and it doesn’t deter people from coming.”

11 thoughts on “Muslim "Refugees" set to sue Australia for millions for "psychological damage"”

  1. Aww!!!! Come on People

    JUST STOP ALL THIS CRAP!
    ARE YOU – A MUSLIM OR A MUSLIM ASSISTER?

    If you are – then you are a Traitor/Sedonist – even if you are NOT an
    Australian Citizen – this means 25 years in jail – it really should be a
    death sentence considering your part (though it be small) in Islam’s
    world Caliphate scheme – muslim your guilt is assured by your
    contributing to an Islamic tax which funds jihad.

    Do you think REAL Australians will continue accepting the way that you muslim AND your muslim assister mongrels are behaving ????
    – UNFORTUNATELY SOME ACT LIKE YOU AND THEIR COWARDLY ACTIONS WERE ONCE CALLED A “KING HIT”
    – BUT AUSTRALIAN MEDIA NOW HAVE A NEW NAME FOR THEIR ACTIONS AND IT IS QUIET RIGHTLY BEING CALLED A “COWARD HIT”.
    – BUT IT COULD ALSO BE CALLED A “MUSLIM HIT” MEANING A TERM THAT APPLIES TO THE COWARDLY AND GREEDY ACTIONS BY YOU LOT AND YOUR ENABLERS.

    MUSLIM AND MUSLIM ASSISTER – Stuff off and increase the sand levels in the Arabian Peninsular.
    MUSLIM AND MUSLIM ASSISTER – You and your greed and “Islam” are most definitely not needed and most definitely not wanted in this NOT-AN-ISLAMIC-COUNTRY.
    MUSLIM AND MUSLIM ASSISTER ….
    – Don’t continue abusing Australia’s hospitality and generosity.
    – It is a beautiful and generous country – LEAVE – HELP KEEP IT THAT WAY .
    – Keep Australia beautiful – LEAVE – AND TAKE YOUR ISLAM Brain/Mind VIRUS WITH YOU.
    – Your greedy actions are hostile to your host country.
    – AS IS YOUR WACKY AIR OF “ENTITLEMENT”.

    MUSLIM AND MUSLIM ASSISTERS ….
    – IF YOU ARE AN AUSTRALIAN POLITICIAN – RESIGN – (SOME ALREADY HAVE – AND GREEDILY TOOK THEIR UNEARNED OVER SIZED PENSIONS).
    – IF YOU DONT RESIGN HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY HAVE THE BEST INTERESTS OF AUSTRALIANA AT HEART.
    – AUSTRALIAN PROVEN FULLY-NON-MUSLIM POLITICIANS ONLY IN PARLIAMENT .

    CURRENT AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT ….
    – EXPLAIN YOUR “CHANGE” PLAN FOR AUSTRALIA
    – OH! – IT’S THE SAME PLAN OBAMA HAS.
    – GEE! – MUST BE TIME TO GET VLADIMIR’S HELP.

  2. Micheal,

    STFU – idiots like you kept your mouths shut when CRUDD and GIZZARD did away with safeguards implemented previously and opened the door. We have a problem with both muslims and the abulance chaser lawyers – however after a singificant period of total mismanagent by CRUDD and GIZZARD Abbott has his hands full with other issues which are, at the current time, more significant. He has also just started the job!! Rather than abuse him, why don’t you get of your bloody lazy arse and give us all some suggestion as to how the problems alluded in this page can be resolved. Rather than bitching you could start contributing!!!

    NOTHING MAKES ME ANGRIER THAN THESE BLOODY WEASELS WHO SELL AUSTRALIA OUT FOR SOME CHEAP IMAGINED POLITICAL GOAL.

    To all,
    You want to help, then make some useful suggestions to the Government rather than bitching like a spoilt baby (which is about all that left wing twats can do)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You live in a democracy – FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT MEANS.

  3. 1. I trust our new Attorney General, he seems to have balls, not to put too fine a point on it.

    2. I want to sue the Greens, specifically the fake compassionista with the hyphenated name and the hots for muslims, for potentially causing psychological damage to US !

  4. Hey, all you non-citizen criminal TRESPASSERS!

    You have NO rights – especially not a right to not be detained!

    Any self-hating Shylock who says otherwise should lose their law license!

    ;-(

  5. If muslims were honest, they’d sue Muhammad’s descendants for all the psychological damage caused by islam’s forcing their ancestors to read and regurgitate the crime and war-creed from the vile Qur’an!

  6. Kaw:

    I’m not in Australia, but it doesn’t matter: We white people are the anti-umma. Just as the umma attacks all of us, we all must defend ourselves. So it is interesting to see when a politician in 1 or our countries seems to have comprehended things and actually does something.

    Now I seem to see that Tony Abbott has promised a lot but so far keeps little. My impression is, the guy is a coward. I appeal to him to finally get his act together and do what needs to be done. And of course we others will observe in detail what he is doing – or what he will be failing to do. But then he will get to hear what he deserves – just as if he actually does what is needed.

    Mind you, I am well ware of the fact that his job isn’t getting easier by the present ‘POTUS’, who has another 3 (!) years to go. I will never understand how americans could vote for him once, let alone twice. This is not the people I used to know.

  7. Sorry Micheal about the tone of my initial reply – we will see what Abbott delivers – but he is severely handicapped by the previous government. Lets work so that both our countries rides the storm!! Good luck!

  8. 800K thats more than most Australians make in a life time. Nice amount to set yourself up in Sydney. I’d sew my lips for 800K too. Little girls encouraged to be suicide bombers in Helmand and then we import these savages and they bulk bill the Aussie battler. I think some people need to stand over these pricks.

  9. Mr Yousefi did some self damage yet he doesnt appear in the story. Did he leave his wife? Maybe they worked that rort out. So now we have an Australian hating bitch who is going to have her jihadi aussie hating son in school. How much pain will this family and their descendants inflict on our kids???

  10. Muslims bypass 20 muslim led and failed countries to get to one run by whites and then attempt to ruin that country also. Stay strong Australia !!! I am an American and am sick of these non-American’s raping our country. No Muslims ANYWHERE in the western world should be the goal !

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