A possie in Aussie

September 24, 2009

Did the Howard government create the latest asylum seeker boats?

Filed under: asylum,asylum seeker,boat people,refugee — Nayano @ 12:00 pm
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An Australian Navy patrol vessel intercepted another boat carrying 98 suspected asylum seekers yesterday (Wednesday 23 September). Did the Howard government regime ‘create’ some of these ‘boatpeople’?

Jack Smit of Project Safecom claims that many of the asylum seekers in Indonesia who are now boarding boats to Australia are “pushed-back” asylum seekers.

Jack says that the Howard government condoned and encouraged boatloads of asylum seekers being “pushed back’ out of the Australian migration zone and back to Indonesia, breaching its obligations under the Refugee Convention.

“Answers need to be provided to the Australian public about how many times boats were ‘pushed back’ and when, and if these boats had been inside the Australian migration zone prior to being ‘pushed back’”. Hazara Es, and stuck on Lombok

See Indonesia offers cash to asylum seekers

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