You can’t swallow corruption and remain healthy.
Today there is news of a child on Nauru who has been carrying the pain of a broken arm for a month. Doctors on the impoverished island have begged for specialist help which should be forthcoming from a country of such wealth, such as Australia. But today we hear the child will be spirited away to India. Ten thousand kilometres accross the sea. Not because he will receive the best possible care. Not because Australia takes its responsibilities of Duty of Care seriously. Not because he is a terrorist, or a criminal, or a threat to our security. But because he is a genuine refugee. And we all know, in this lucky country, that to be found genuine and true, and honest and honourable, well, those appear to be crimes. Children especially! You just can’t risk caring for children. Or mothers of children. Or fathers of children. Because to have a child when you are poor is the equivalent of premeditated blackmail. At least according to Team Australia.
"Erfan could've been brought to Australia yesterday ... He should've been brought two weeks ago when it became evident that the bones were not properly set, were misaligned.
"But because he is a refugee and not an asylum seeker, the Government refused to take responsibility."
Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said if the claims were true, it was incomprehensible.
"If this is the case, the Government really needs to clarify," Senator Hanson-Young said.
"You couldn't make this stuff up, what on earth is going on?
"This is a family who are found to be refugees, they are genuine refugees, they've been dumped on Nauru by this Government, the boy needs medical assistance, just bring him to Australia and let him be relieved from the suffering of a broken arm."
Senator Hanson-Young said Australian taxpayers would be left to foot the bill if the transfer went ahead.
"If it's true, it's just total madness," she said. ABC News 4th June 2015
So well done Australia! Onya Tony! What a happy and safe place you’re making this world!
Your policies lead directly to those mass graves on the Thai border. And graves like them. You and people smugglers – working together to ensure the very worst of human behaviour. You both prey on asylum seekers. You both show no compassion. Smugglers dig the graves and you push the women and children in. Ask yourself this, what would a smuggler do with a hundred asylum seekers when Australia has shut its doors? Did it not occur to you these people could be killed before ever stepping into a boat?
When Australia closes its doors people will die. It’s that simple. It was that simple for the Jews in World War Two – the lesson to the whole world of what will happen when you take away a person’s right to flee – or worse, hand them back into the hands of their oppressors.
Australia is the new Germany – or perhaps the new Austria (notice how similar they are in spelling!) since that country gave birth to Hitler. And his policies are alive and well in our treatment of the worlds’ most helpless.
Any country which accepts a man as the Minister for Women really isn’t interested in truth and integrity.
But I’m praying, I am praying so hard, that the Australian people will prove me wrong.