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Tag Archive | asylum seekers

Will we still be allowed BBQs by Sunday?

Here you go. White with one! Thanks. You know, I’m so confused. I thought the right wing lot were all keen on small government and free speech and minimal intervention in our lives. So they say. Why are you confused? Yesterday I read journalists are being reported to the police for reporting the news. That […]

Jones felt burning heat and fierce throbbing

Continued from Pain.  If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. Some semblance of quiet settled over the tent. The baby was quiet now and the soft murmur of the women’s voices hung in the air as a reminder of the cycle of life. It […]

Pain

Continued from Blood spurted from the ripped flesh.  If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. Jones came to in excruciating pain. “Good, you’re awake.” Jones heard the familiar Australian accent and for a moment thought he was back in Canberra. “Pain”, he croaked, “Give […]

Blood spurted from the ripped flesh

Continued from Destination Madagascar.  If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. Jones didn’t sleep. No-one slept. Sometime tomorrow they would see land, yet none of them knew what sort of welcome they would receive. A silence had enveloped the boat, save for the throbbing […]

Upcoming documentary: Bloody UnAustralian

Many Australians will know the name Eva Orner. She is an Academy award winning filmmaker. Although Eva has lived in the USA for some years now, she is coming home because she feels so strongly about Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers. Her project is a documentary titled “Bloody UnAustralian”. Eva is a first generation Australia […]

Economies of scale or a deterrence measure?

I am definitely late to the party on this one but I have an excuse – the Abbott government are providing so much chaff to munch on, I’m overindulging. Yesterday I was alerted to an already three day old article by Michael Safi in The Guardian. Essentially Michael’s article concentrates on changes to the Refugee […]

Australia is not treating asylum seekers well

If you are following this website, you are probably interested in the topic of asylum seekers. Most probably, Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers. Source: Diac Image Library This is a round up of the latest articles about Australia’s asylum seeker policies, from a variety of publications. These writers are far more proficient than I am, so […]

An interview on No Fibs is a MUST READ

On April 6 I wrote “Who IS the boss around here?” This image may remind readers of one of the topics of the day. Michael Burge was also on the case, publishing the following great articles on No Fibs. You cannot burn a mummy blog Silencing the bird Michael has now interviewed the author of […]

Destination Madagascar

Continued from The rain seemed relentless.  If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. Within two days, Jimmy had said. Within two days they would hit Madagascar. Jones realised he hadn’t even thought about where they were going, other than it was close […]

The rain seemed relentless

Continued from Jones prayed. If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. The Indian Ocean is not a friendly place. The world had learnt much more about this particular part of the world when a Malaysian Airlines flight had disappeared. The currents, the […]