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Manus Island Regional Processing Centre

Postby HBS Guy » 11 May 2013, 14:35

PM announces new Manus refugee centre
by Bianca Hall SMH

Construction of a new permanent processing centre in Papua New Guinea for asylum seekers will begin in July, Prime Minister Julia Gillard revealed at the end of her first visit as leader to Australia’s near neighbour.
It will replace the dilapidated buildings and military-style tents on Manus Island now used to house asylum seekers who tried to make it to Australia by boat.

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The processing of asylum seekers will be undertaken by PNG immigration officials and, if found to be genuine refugees, the asylum seekers will be sent to countries around the world for resettlement.

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political ... z2SwLPcqJA


Tony no longer has BOATS! as election ploy! This could have been done two years ago but Tone wanted BOATS! as election war cry! He has the blood of drowned asylum seekers on his hands and so do the fucking Greens!
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Re: Manus Island Regional Processing Centre

Postby HBS Guy » 11 May 2013, 15:37

Loved IQ getting manic about this, but put him on ignore nevertheless, he just talks bullshit.

No more BOATS, no more drownings suit me!
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Re: Manus Island Regional Processing Centre

Postby Aussie » 11 May 2013, 16:01

HBS Guy wrote:Loved IQ getting manic about this, but put him on ignore nevertheless, he just talks bullshit.

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How does opening a place in PNG stop boats?
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Re: Manus Island Regional Processing Centre

Postby HBS Guy » 11 May 2013, 16:16

They will go straight to Manus Isl and be put on back of the queue or sent home. Soon they won’t get on boats. Malaysia would have been better but there you go, Tone thought winning the election more important than saving lives.

I do hope that those currently rotting in refugee camps, e.g. along the Thai–Myanmar border will be moved to Manus, health checked etc then processed and resettled.
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Re: Manus Island Regional Processing Centre

Postby HBS Guy » 10 Jun 2013, 09:56

60 AS are presumed dead in that boat which sank north of xmas island.

I hope the Greens and their fellow conservatives in the coalition are pleased with their do-nothing efforts on boat arrivals.

Hopefully Manus Is Reprocessing Centre will work to dissuade ASs to avoid dangerous ocean crossings in unseaworthy small boats!
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Re: Manus Island Regional Processing Centre

Postby dreamboat » 11 Jun 2013, 11:50

Perhaps I'm a bit dim HBS Guy, but how is it that the Opposition and the Greens responsible for deaths at sea of Asylum Seekers?

I also don't see how Manus Island is the great solution, the capacity of the system (including Manus) to deal with the number of Asylum Seekers is not sufficient. Once the detention centres are filled beyond their capacity, some Asylum Seekers must be released into the community to avoid the future opportunity for those detained to seek legal recourse for being housed in centres operating above capacity, therefor in an unsafe environment. The solution of course is faster processing, and a stronger will to eject those found not to be genuine.

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Re: Manus Island Regional Processing Centre

Postby HBS Guy » 11 Jun 2013, 11:58

By blocking moves to set up the Malaysian Processing Centre.

Manus Isl will see ASs processed and moved out to various countries. Hopefully that will lead to Malaysia being set up soon after.
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Re: Manus Island Regional Processing Centre

Postby dreamboat » 11 Jun 2013, 12:21

The Malaysia Solution was designed to deal with a laughable 800 arrivals (when viewed against a background of around 5000 arrivals per year in 2011). This was never a large enough dis-incentive to Asylum Seekers.

With 2012 boat arrivals of around 17,000 persons, there must be infrastructure in place to temporarily house, say for 3 months on average, the asylum seekers, and there must be the administrative capability of processing each of those asylum seekers in that three month period concluding in either release with the appropriate visa, or repatriation to their home country. The current system sees far too many spending too long in detention, at great cost to the taxpayer, and at the moment, with no end in site.

Note that some of the above is construed from info available online (wiki) which may not be accurate. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BoatArrivals.gif

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Re: Manus Island Regional Processing Centre

Postby HBS Guy » 11 Jun 2013, 17:24

The 800 were to be sent to the Centre as deterrence. Of course the AS industry couldn’t have that and High Court saw it their way—changes to the law were proposed but not introduced as the conservative parties like the Greens and Libs saw a nice party–political gains to be made. HM have lost their lives since? 63 just this weekend.
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Re: Manus Island Regional Processing Centre

Postby HBS Guy » 11 Jun 2013, 21:29

A child, if not a brainless Lib fanboi (and is there any other kind?) could have worked this out:

A former senior official in the Immigration Department has said that Australia can expect boat arrivals to continue under a Coalition government, arguing that the opposition's plan to turn back boats and reintroduce temporary protection visas will not stop asylum seekers from making the dangerous journey to Australia.

Calls are continuing for an independent inquiry into the latest boat disaster near Christmas Island, in which an estimated 55 people lost their lives late last week.

Arja Keski-Nummi, a fellow at the Centre for Policy Development and former head of the refugee division in the Immigration Department, said only enhanced regional co-operation would reduce the number of asylum seekers trying to reach Australia by boat.


http://www.canberratimes.com.au/opinion ... z2Vr2CNONs
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