Fortunately, we have a government determined to make an end to it.
Here’s the latest from Tim Blair:
The 157 Tamil asylum seekers brought to the Australian mainland last week after a month at sea have been flown to Nauru in a secret overnight operation, after all refused offers to return to India …
It is believed three aircraft, leaving at one-hour intervals from 9.30pm last night, were commissioned by the government after a final offer for their safe return to India was rejected by the boat people.
Sri Lankans turn down an offer of asylum – again – from India, proving they are not genuine refugees looking only for safety:
ALL the 157 people, including 50 children, who left India almost six weeks ago on a people-smuggler’s boat will arrive at the Nauru Âasylum-seeker camp today from the Curtin detention centre in Western Australia after refusing to see Indian consular officials.
The Abbott government decided to send all those from the boat late yesterday to the Pacific nation’s detention centre because they decided not to meet Indian government officials after reÂceiving advice from refugee Âadvocates.
The “refugee” advocates also demonstrate that they are not looking simply to find a safe place for refugees.
These Tamils would almost certainly have been safe in Sri Lanka, to whereÂ more than 11,000 refugees have been returned already with UN help.
They would have certainly been safe in India, where most have been living for years.
This is a gigantic fraud against Australian taxpayers.
The fraudsters are delighted:
The one mistake that Morrison made was to immediately agree to not repatriating the “asylum seekers” until the High Court made its decision when he didn’t need to.–Larry Pickering