180 still missing after asylum boat sinking
Yuman Rites racketeer/shyster blames Australian border protection policies: Â “… the government’s policy of confiscating boats means the vessels which are used to transport asylum seekers are often unseaworthy – with disastrous results,”
A heavily-overloaded boat packed with about 250 Iranians and Afghans
seeking new lives on a mission to islamize Â Australia sank about 40 nautical miles off the coast of Prigi beach, in the east of Java island, yesterday afternoon.
Mr Clare said fisherman had rescued 87 survivors, but a report out of Indonesia said only 33 people – 30 men, a woman and two children – had been saved.
They claimed to be Iraqi, Pakistani, Turkish or Saudi nationals and saidÂ their papers had been lost at sea.
How f#kcing convenient!
Haidar, an Afghan “studen”t, said he flew from Dubai to Indonesia and boarded a boat in West Java.
Tell me please: he is a Muslim and he already lives in a very wealthy Muslim emirate, Dubai. Â WTF gives him the right to come to Australia Â on a mission from allah?
The reaction of our insane left is to ask forÂ weaker laws and better boats:
They’ll keep coming and they’ll keep dying unless LaborÂ returns to the previous government’s policies, which offered little reward for deadly risk. Or we can just ignore the lessons ofÂ Christmas IslandÂ andÂ Java, and retain policies that even Robert Manne rejects:
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young yesterday stood by her party’s policies. Pressed on whether the Greens accepted responsibility for the tragedy, Senator Hanson-Young said: “Of course not.Â Tragedies happen, accidents happen.”Â
Refugee Action Coalition coordinator Ian Rintoul said Australia’s decision to criminalise people-smuggling had played a role in the tragedy. Â (source)
“Australia’s push for Indonesia to detain asylum-seekers and to criminalise people smuggling directly leads to the kind of tragedy we’ve seen yet again,” he said.
“If the government is worried about people losing their lives at sea, they should decriminalise people-smuggling so that the voyages can be planned in open and seaworthy boats.
“The policy of detaining asylum-seekers in Indonesia means (they) risk imprisonment if they contact authorities if they are concerned about the seaworthiness of any boat.”
Mr Rintoul said any sympathy the government or opposition expressed for the people who died in the latest boat tragedy would amount to “hypocrisy” until the parties adopted humane policy.
“If the government and opposition really had a concern for asylum-seeker lives … they would massively increase our refugee intake from the region, end mandatory detention, decriminalise people-smuggling, remove offshore processing as a policy option and process and resettle refugees from Indonesia.”