A possie in Aussie

September 8, 2009

Australian Navy personnel kicking asylum seekers off rescue craft: explosive?

The Australian newspaper reported yesterday that video footage of the incident involving the explosion on SIEV 36 (earlier this year) shows asylum seekers were repelled from inflatable rescue boats. Secret footage of refugee rescue struggle

Sources who have viewed the footage describe the treatment of the asylum seekers as distressing and inhumane, according to the newspaper.

Outrageous, I thought when the headline caught my eye (I actually bought the copy of the Australian – a rare purchase these days for me.)

I waited for the rest of the news reports and commentary, but the only mentions I have found were in a New Zealand news service Claims Aussies kicked refugees off boat, and on the good old ABC Navy accused of kicking people off rescue boats.

Why the silence? The Australian asks in today’s paper ‘Where’s the anger this time around?’

Where are any other reports, angry or not?

Goal to the Australian.


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