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Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 10 Jul 2014, 09:50
by HBS Guy
Huge surge in self harm among ASs in permanent detention: ... rco-report

The shambles is losing support for its AS policy as the butcher’s bill becomes known. Now 150–odd are floating on the high seas to keep them out of reach of Australian law. It all looks shoddy and second rate and the racists who want to keep “brown people” out are becoming squeamish about the human cost.

The shambles loses support over ASs they really are beyond help and hope! Their Budget is in tatters and the deficit is REALLY going to blow out, now they are losing support over ASs! See the latest Essential Research polling!

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 22 Jul 2014, 00:00
by HBS Guy
Hmmmmmm OSB starting to fall apart? ... 3cbju.html

Visa granted to boy who arrived by boat. Not any other options left I guess?

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 24 Jul 2014, 11:36
by HBS Guy
The butcher’s bill of OSB—three AS women transferred to Australia to have abortions. The women have decided that conditions on Nauru are so bad that children born would inevitably die.

FFS! And this horror is occurring under a Christian PM, Christian Treasurer and Christian Immigration Minister. Somehow they can go to church every Sunday and their god doesn’t smite them dead? Perfect proof there is no god!

I am white hot with rage at this fuc king horrible shambles trying to run the country!

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 25 Jul 2014, 12:57
by HBS Guy
Oh dear, how will Snot Morriscum spin this? (Has more spin doctors than monkey!)

Tamil asylum seekers held at sea will be taken to camp on Australian mainland

Exclusive: Blow for Australia’s hardline policy as 157 people held at sea to be taken to Curtin detention centre ... nland-camp

I think the whole stupid, inhumane, murderous even, OSB is about to collapse. Good riddance to that evil! Maybe they will set up a Malaysian Regional Processing Centre! Oh the embarrassment!

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 25 Jul 2014, 18:43
by HBS Guy
Our steamed, errrr esteemed Immigration Minister at his presser:

Answering with spin and lies and getting a bit testy on being asked pointed questions.

Sending Sri Lankans to a third country is a big worry. Not sure of the legalities involved in that. Morrison is being deliberately vague and evasive with his answers.

All the details - ... t-sea-live


The minister just admonised(sic) the “false reporting” of others for the initial incorrect reports that there were 153 rather than 157 asylum seekers. This is a curious response, given the culture of secrecy surrounding boat arrivals and the refusal of the government to confirm or deny turnback operations.

We are now back to that familiar phrase: “For the past seven months not a single successful venture.”

The minister is also refusing to say whether the incident will be classed as a boat arrival under the Operation Sovereign Borders. ... ent-144850

Even more: ... t-sea-live

Ouch—that wasn’t very complimentary, was it?

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 25 Jul 2014, 18:57
by HBS Guy

The essential hypocrisy and shambolic nature of our “govt by adults.”

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 29 Jul 2014, 14:29
by Austranger
Hmmmm, India agrees to take responsibility for the boat people, and a couple of days later the Feds announce approval for an Indian owned coal mine development to proceed, suspicious much?

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 29 Jul 2014, 15:00
by HBS Guy
Could be a connection there, but the idiots are gung ho about coal, regardless of the coal price dropping like a stone.

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 01 Aug 2014, 21:35
by HBS Guy
Anyone reckon monkey, Morriscum and the shambles will take any notice?

Three peak Australian medical bodies have renewed calls for the establishment of an independent medical advisory body to audit the treatment of asylum seekers in detention, following shocking evidence at the national inquiry into children in immigration detention on Thursday. ... on-centres

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 16 Apr 2015, 20:14
by HBS Guy

The Australian government is telling refugees in Nauru outright lies about the reality of life in impoverished Cambodia, which has been ruled by a ruthless dictator for almost 30 years.

Its efforts are outlined in an extraordinary five-page document, “Settlement in Cambodia Fact Sheet”, which was issued to refugees and obtained by Crikey.

You can read the document here.

But it appears the Abbott government has a strange understanding of “facts”.

The document states that the first flight to Phnom Penh will be as early as April 20, which is next Monday. It was last updated on April 10.

Yet Crikey understands from a number of sources that there has been no interest from refugees currently in the Nauru refugee camp and that as of last week, the Cambodian government had received no applications for resettlement. It is also understood that extraordinary pressure is being applied by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection — the result of pressure from cabinet — on detainees in an effort to get “some bums on planes”, as one insider put it.

The document states that the average monthly wage in Cambodia is $130 and that “residents have a good standard of living”. Only in Canberra can anyone think that $130 a month buys a good standard of living anywhere.

Decent working people I know in Phnom Penh live three to a tiny room, have no indoor plumbing, and bare wood or dirt floors. And these are not the poor people.

The fact sheet states that Cambodia is safe. It is not, especially after dark. I personally know at least three people who have been mugged in the past year, including one female friend. On my second-to-last visit — I have been about 10 times in the past two years — thieves on a moving bike tried to wrest my mobile phone from me while I was travelling in a tuk tuk. Oddly, the document states that here are no problems with stray dogs — again an outright fib.

The document says that Cambodia is a democracy, yet Prime Minister Hun Sen took charge — after 12 years of coexisting with rivals — in a coup d’etat. While there have been elections since, Hun Sen has never lost. The opposition and aid groups audited the last election and found multiple irregularities, including ghost voters and opposition supporters missing from the rolls. The legal and prison system is utterly corrupt, something I also know from first-hand experience trying to help a friend trapped in the system.

The fact sheet states — twice! —  that Cambodia has “good healthcare for the region”. More nonsense: anyone with anything serious is medi-vacced to Bangkok. Only Laos and Myanmar have worse healthcare in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Then there is the money being thrown at the problem. Refugees are promised four years of housing, healthcare, education, Khmer lessons and support, all paid for by the Australian taxpayer, yet we do not get any of the benefit of these people’s enterprise.

After laying out a Cambodia that only exists in the minds of Canberra bureaucrats, the documents then details packages worth tens of thousands of dollars in a last-ditch effort to convince some of them to move to Cambodia under the highly questionable resettlement deal (decried by the United Nations) that Australia struck with Hun Sen last year.

The fact sheet also states that Australia will make efforts for refugees to be reunited with their families if they move to Cambodia (the packages could be worth well in excess of $100,000 in family cases).

The deal with Cambodia was inked by former immigration minister Scott Morrison in an embarrassing ceremony during which he swilled champagne with Hun Sen’s cabinet ministers.

Details have never been released to the Australian taxpayer, although it is understood a payment of at least $40 million will be made to Hun Sen’s government, which has an audited track record of embezzling aid funding. About 50% of Cambodia’s budget comes from foreign aid. Its government heavies live in high-security places, and most of its population lives in poverty. It is the second-poorest country per capita in south-east Asia and may soon be overtaken by Myanmar, which is now outstripping it in GDP growth.

Hundreds of thousands of Cambodians work illegally in neighbouring Thailand — some are enslaved in that country’s notorious human trafficking industry, which Thailand’s present government finally seems to be targeting. There are few jobs for university graduates, and the country’s main exports industry, the chronically underpaid garment trade, is home to some of Asia’s most notorious sweatshops.

In the period since the grubby deal with the Abbott government was signed, Cambodia has shown its refugee colours. Dozens of Christian Montagnards from Vietnam fleeing persecution have been returned, while many more remain in hiding from Hun Sen’s thugs. But the fact sheet cheerfully insists: “In Cambodia, there are jobs for migrants, and strong support networks for newly settled refugees, including opportunities to buy businesses.”

The real kicker is that once they have agreed to resettle in Cambodia, the Australian government washes its hands of the refugees. The only country that can have them back is Nauru, a questionable position, like much of Australia’s refugee policy.

The Cambodian government has a track record of returning refuges to their original country of persecution. The country is offering to take the refugees from Nauru for one reason only: millions of dollars from Australia.

Any government and bureaucracy capable of attempting to barter its shameful human cargo with such lies and blandishments has clearly chucked its moral compass overboard ... -cambodia/

What a bunch of scumbags we have in power! Anybody who voted LNP in Sep ’13—YOU carry responsibility for this incompetence and inhumanity!

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 27 Apr 2015, 20:47
by HBS Guy
It looks like a legal challenge to the inhuman conditions on Christmass Is, Nauru and Manus Is could be near:

An open letter alleging abuse of detainees on Nauru and government inaction could have far reaching legal consequences, and strengthens the hand of any victim who wants to sue the Commonwealth, writes Greg Barns.

The significance of the open letter signed by 24 individuals who are, or have worked, at the Nauru detention centre, is not only political but legal.

Let us leave the political consequences to one side and focus on the latter because the letter appears to suggest that the Commonwealth, which has a non-delegable duty of care to asylum seekers in detention onshore and offshore, has knowingly breached that duty. ... es/6379838

I doubt our diggers went through the hell of the Dardanelles and the Somme so we can make life hell for people fleeing persecution.

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 15 May 2015, 09:33
by HBS Guy
What an amazing success this sending asylum seekers to Cambodia plan has been. A whole four – that’s right, four – people have been browbeaten into taking up the offer.

Peter Dutton confirms refugee transfers from Nauru to Cambodia ... h1p7u.html ... h0p20.html

So far it has cost $10m per transferred refugee! What a waste of money!

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 20 May 2015, 05:18
by HBS Guy
Australia (and its neighbors) shamed as the Philippines takes the Royingha boat people, just like they took 1200 Jewish refugees 1937–41.

abbott (not going to give that baboon the courtesy of a capital letter) talking about acting against “people smugglers” as thailand, indonesia and malaysia push boatloads of Royingha refugees from Burma back out to sea. What monsters we can be!

The Senate enquiry into the running of the concentration camps on Nauru and Manus Is—sickening revelations!

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 09 Jun 2015, 13:22
by HBS Guy
A doctor speaks out: ... 608-ghih50

Good, I hope more do. Fascist flipping abbott govt silencing dissent, the truth. If people really get to know conditions on Nauru/Manus that experiment would be at an end and monkey won’t have that.

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 09 Jun 2015, 20:49
by HBS Guy
This is sick making! This is willful neglect and not what a Minister of the Crown is expected to do. shows Christians are the bloody worst: ... are_btn_tw

Scott Morrison knew of Nauru abuse a year before government acted, inquiry told
The then immigration minister was made personally aware of allegations of a sexual assault by a cleaner against an asylum seeker in November 2013, Senate inquiry hears

Sick sick sick!

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 30 Jun 2015, 19:08
by HBS Guy
Time to tell the truth before I’m gagged: Australia’s detention centres ruin lives

This insider’s account of the devastating treatment of asylum-seekers on Nauru and Manus will be illegal from 1 July under the Border Force Act ... ruin-lives

(From PBX)

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 30 Jun 2015, 20:43
by HBS Guy
Elsewhere, asylum seekers were found to have swallowed nail clippers on Nauru, while two people digested insect repellent due to stress in January and Feburary of 2014 in the Northern Territory.

One asylum seeker was bitten by a snake in Western Australia in the notoriously harsh Curtin detention centre in Feburary 2014.

On Nauru, raw sewage sprayed uncontrollably onto a worker in September 2013. A contractor received an electric shock when he plugged in his phone on the island in January 2014. A contractor's legs were crushed when moving a vending machine in November 2013, and another worker witnessed a drowning on the small island, resulting in psychological trauma.

In the department's Canberra headquarters, an immigration worker suffered anxiety after being stuck in a lift for 45 minutes. Another worker fell off a desk chair in October 2013 and another received an electric shock from a toaster in July 2013.

In many cases, Comcare did not investigate incidents that involved asylum seekers, including one where an asylum seeker was found unconscious on a bed.

A Comcare spokesman said these cases did not fall under the Work Health and Safety Act and were therefore "non-notifiable".

Greg Barnes, a lawyer with the Australian Lawyers Alliance, said the number of incidents was "extremely high" given the nature of the work carried out.

"Here we are talking about workplaces which don't involve construction or mining," he said. "These are meant to be detention centres where workers and detainees are in a vulnerable position and where workplace injuries should be kept to an absolute minimum."

Mr Barnes said the department seemed to take it upon itself to decide which incidents were notifiable to Comcare.

An Immigration Department spokeswoman said it took the protection and safety of all people at detention centres seriously.

"The department has a robust framework of training, reporting, risk identification, physical and psychological risk management, rehabilitation and early intervention that is designed to reduce injury," she said.

A Comcare spokesman said it had made recommendations to the department on improving work health and safety practices and the department had acted on these.

"Comcare assessed all of the 449 incidents [the department] referred to us in 2013-14, finding 98 were notifiable under the [Work Health and Safety Act]," he said.

He said self-harm may not satisfy the definition of a "notifiable" incident under the act, but deaths, serious injury and illnesses did.

"Our inspectors also visited regional processing centres on Manus, Nauru and Christmas islands on multiple occasions in 2014 and will conduct further inspections later this year."

Whole article copied because it needs to be recorded, known and disseminated.

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 01 Jul 2015, 01:00
by HBS Guy

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 01 Jul 2015, 09:06
by HBS Guy
"You can't mitigate the harm [to detainees in offshore detention], because the system is designed to create a negative mental state. It's designed to produce suffering. If you suffer, then it's punishment. If you suffer, you're more likely to agree to go back to where you came from. By reducing the suffering you're reducing the functioning of the system… Everybody [working in the centres] accepts that this is the policy… the only thing you can do is work within the parameters of the policy." ... i1np9.html

See also: ... ychiatrist

This is not MY Australia. Why the FUCK did Labor support this muzzling of information of the hell holes we created for people fleeing persecution or starvation?

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 01 Jul 2015, 09:17
by HBS Guy
A glimmer of hope, not all Australians are moral degenerates acquiescing to a foul policy and practice just because a few people want to settle into Australia to be safe from persecution, starvation and disease etc:

Open letter regarding the Border Force Act 2015

Today the Border Force Act comes into force. It includes provision for a two-year jail sentence for “entrusted persons” such as ourselves if we continue to speak out about the deplorable state of human rights in immigration detention without the express permission of the minister for immigration and border protection. This strengthens the wall of secrecy which prevents proper public scrutiny.

We have advocated, and will continue to advocate, for the health of those for whom we have a duty of care, despite the threats of imprisonment, because standing by and watching sub-standard and harmful care, child abuse and gross violations of human rights is not ethically justifiable.

If we witness child abuse in Australia we are legally obliged to report it to child protection authorities
If we witness child abuse in Australia we are legally obliged to report it to child protection authorities. If we witness child abuse in detention centres, we can go to prison for attempting to advocate for them effectively. Internal reporting mechanisms such as they are have failed to remove children from detention; a situation that is itself recognised as a form of systematic child abuse.

Evidence of the devastating effects of institutional self-protection and blindness to child abuse has been presented before the current royal commission. We are determined not to collude with a system that repeats these same mistakes.

We are aware that in publishing this letter we may be prosecuted under the Border Force Act and we challenge the department to prosecute so that these issues may be discussed in open court and in the full view of the Australian public.

Dr John-Paul Sanggaran, MBBS M.H.Med B.H.Sc, former IHMS medical officer

Dr Richard Kidd, BHB, MBChB, Dip.Obs., FAMA, Deputy Chair AMACGP, former IHMS medical officer

Dr Grant Ferguson, MBBS B.Sc (Hons), former IHMS medical officer

Dr Ben Hew, MBBS B.Sc, former IHMS medical officer

Dr Alison Bleaney, MBchB FRACRRM OBE, former IHMS medical officer

Dr Merrilyn Williams, MBBS, M. (GP Psych) FACRRM, former IHMS medical officer

Dr Ai-Lene Chan, MBBS FRACGP ObsSC MPH&TM, former IHMS medical officer

Dr John Vallentine, MBBS MRCP, former IHMS medical officer

Dr Jill Maxwell, MBBS OAM, former IHMS medical officer

Dr Sally Manuell, MBBS FRACGP, former IHMS medical officer

Prof Bernard Pearn-Rowe, BSc (Hons), MBBS, FAMA, former IHMS medical officer

Tracey Donehue, secondary school teacher

Judith Reen, secondary school coordinator


Jane Willey, former secondary school teacher

Evan Davis, former senior secondary school teacher

Dr Peter Young, MBBS FRANZCP, former IHMS medical director mental health services

Steve Brooker, BSc MA, former IHMS director of mental health services

Dr Rodney Juratowitch, MBBS FRANZCP, former IHMS psychiatrist

Dr Amanda Trenaman, MBBS, FRANZCP, former IHMS psychiatrist

Prof Robert Adler, PhD MBBS, former IHMS psychiatrist

Ryan Essex, BHSc, Grad Dip Psych, BSocSc (Psych), (Hons), MHL, MPH, former IHMS counsellor

James Harris, former case manager and residential youth worker

Toby Gunn, former child and youth recreation officer

Samantha Betts, BA, former child and youth recreation worker

Martin Reusch, former humanitarian worker

Timm Knapp, former humanitarian worker

Amanda Lloyd-Tait, former humanitarian worker

Jennifer Dennis, former humanitarian worker

Amy Marden, former humanitarian worker

Prof David Isaacs, MBBChir MD FRACP FRCPCH, former IHMS paediatrician

Dr Hasantha Gunasekera, MBBS FRACP, former IHMS paediatrician

Alanna Maycock, BN RN, former IHMS paediatric nurse

Prof Louise Newman, MBBS PhD FANZCP AM, former DEHAG consultant IHMS psychiatrist

Dr Micheal Dudley, AM MBBS BD FRANZCP, former DEHAG consultant

Prof Caroline de Costa, PhD MPH MBBS BA FRANZCOG FRCOG, former DEHAG consultant

Viktoria Vibhakar, MSW, LCSW, AASW, former senior child protection and support worker

Ashleigh Millard, former adult case manager and social worker

Jaime O’donovan, former social worker, child protection team

Hamish Tacey, BBehavSc, former unaccompanied minor team leader and refugee assistance program case manager

Serena Hansen, former case manager and residential team leader

Marc Isaacs, BA (Com), BA (Int.S), former recreations manager

Re: Maladministration of the Abbott govt—Boats!

PostPosted: 06 Aug 2015, 17:15
by HBS Guy
Minister for, and lookalike, Dutton reveals some on–water truth: ... -18-months

The present shambles is good only at LYING!