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Coalition Issues Stark Warning: “There are People in Society – Be Afraid”

March 1, 2013
Scott Morrison: A total cunt if ever there was one.

Scott Morrison: A total cunt if ever there was one.

Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has issued a stark warning that society is in danger of being inundated with people.

The warning follows comments by controversial Shadow Immigration Minster Scott Morrison (a self-professed, so-called “Christian”) that local police stations and communities should be notified when asylum seekers are present in local communities.

Speaking yesterday Mr Morrison said:

“It’s important that the Government look at ensuring that police in particular are advised of people being released into the community in their jurisdiction so that police are at least aware.”

“We also believe it is important there be “mandatory behaviour protocols” put in place for people released into the community.”

Tony Abbott has thrown his support behind Morrison’s plans for asylum seekers to be subjected to “mandatory behaviour protocols” including “tracking” presumably in the form of an ankle bracelet or some other form of GPS tracking unit.

Mr Abbott said that asylum seekers were “just disappearing into the community.”

Isn’t that the general idea…?

“At the moment we’ve got a situation that boats are coming in ever greater numbers, our detention centres are overflowing, thousands of people have been released into the community without any supervision and the Government has lost control of the system,” Mr Abbott told reporters in Brisbane.

The “mandatory tracking proposal” represents a dramatic escalation in the Coalition’s demonisation of asylum seekers.

Previous attempts involve labeling legitimate asylum seekers as ïllegal” immigrants, and Scott Morrison has issued earlier warnings that asylum seekers could spread diseases to Australian children.

Now, the Coalition is seeking to create a perception that asylum seekers are guilty of criminal conduct and should be looked upon with suspicion by the wider community.

Immigration sources today confirmed a small number of people among the 12,000 asylum seekers on bridging visas have not honoured their obligations to tell the Immigration Department when they change address.

Breaches of the change-of-address obligations could result in asylum seekers being sent back to detention, and offences committed while on bridging visas could prejudice their chances of refugee settlement.

The Opposition has pledged to “stop the boats” by enforcing off-shore detention, reviving Temporary Protection Visas, and working more closely with Indonesia.

Tony Abbott has so far refused to comment on remarks made s by Liberal Senate Leader Eric Abetz who made a comparison between asylum seekers and pedophiles earlier this week.

“There is a register in relation to those sex offenders and the community has spoken in relation to that, that they do want a register,” said Mr Abetz.

“If I might say, I wouldn’t put the two (paedophiles and asylum seekers) in the same category, necessarily.”

Labor Senator Doug Cameron immediately launched a scathing attack following the remarks by Mr Abetz.

“What a pathetic performance by Eric Abetz. I’ve got to say, I’ve never seen anything like this,” he told reporters in his distinctively strong Scottish accent.

“I think the dog whistle that you’ve just seen is the worst politics I have witnessed for many years in this Parliament.

“If the argument that’s being put forward now is because you speak a different language or you don’t speak English well… well, what happens to all the waves of migrants who come to this country – migrants who are not refugees?

“If you’ve got an accent like mine, are my neighbours to be told that I don’t speak English properly?

 

 

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45 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 1, 2013 2:27 pm

    Morrison is a dil. There is no hope on this subject without a circuit breaker, Abbott and Gillard want to “stop the boats” but Abbott want to stop them with more noise. Gillard wants to stop them with more press releases and some new improved counties to send them to.

    On a scale from 1 to 10 for being pathetic, cruel, racist, redneck on asylum seekers-
    • Morrison gets 120
    • Abbott gets 118
    • Gillard gets 116½

  2. el gordo permalink
    March 1, 2013 3:11 pm

    I predict White (Lib) will win Chifley.

  3. TB Queensland permalink
    March 1, 2013 4:44 pm

    Yellow stars were successful in Europe in the 1930/40’s …

    I guess the thing that bothers me is that Australians aren’t up in arms over the comments … most seem to selfishly agree with them …

    Maybe the problem isn’t with pollies but with the voting public …

    … I came to Australia for free … my parents were £10 Poms … I’m pretty sure the ship fare has been well and truly paid for by our continuing contributions to society …

    … in his distinctively strong Scottish accent Chuckle … waxing lyrical there, Jummy?

  4. March 1, 2013 6:12 pm

    Did you and your folks get quarantined for health/medical checks TB, l know some of the eastern-euro`s did.?

  5. March 1, 2013 6:40 pm

    l wonder if reb went to sydney this weekend
    http://www.mardigras.org.au/events/sydney-mardi-gras-parade/
    if so, have fun buddy.

  6. TB Queensland permalink
    March 1, 2013 6:50 pm

    Did you and your folks get quarantined for health/medical checks TB, l know some of the eastern-euro`s did.?

    It took my parents over six months of background checks, interviews in London and Manchester at Australia House, medical checks and vaccinations … BEFORE we were accepted … my father also had to have a “trade or useful occupation” … and a “sponsor” in Australia …

  7. el gordo permalink
    March 1, 2013 7:35 pm

    This is the point, orderly immigration is good for the country, we have the capacity to grow.

    Whereas a continual wave of asylum seekers, directly into the community, may create an underclass which criminal elements could exploit.

    Unless the government comes up with a quick solution, to nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand, then they will pay at the ballot box.

  8. TB Queensland permalink
    March 1, 2013 7:40 pm

    egg, there is a massive difference between, immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers … perhaps they all need to be screened differently …

    You know my feelings about Afghani young men seeking asylum here, when our young men are dying for their freedom … bizarre … when you consider the call-up for the VN war …

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    March 1, 2013 7:42 pm

    BTW – Whereas a continual wave of asylum seekers, directly into the community, may create an underclass which criminal elements could exploit.

    I’d avoid tarring a whole group of people with the same brush … that’s one of the problems … “underclass” 😯

  10. el gordo permalink
    March 1, 2013 8:15 pm

    Its risky putting them straight into the community, unemployed and probably without appropriate skills to become independent.

    Being out in the community is better than being behind barbed wire, but from what I see its policy on the run and not a definitive answer.

  11. March 1, 2013 8:16 pm

    “l wonder if reb went to sydney this weekend”

    I’m afraid not 730…

    I’m listening to the new DB album for free online …. 🙂

  12. Neil of Sydney permalink
    March 1, 2013 8:27 pm

    Its risky putting them straight into the community, unemployed and probably without appropriate skills to become independent.”

    Does anybody have any idea how refugees got into the community when Howard was in power? We only had 4 boat people in detention in 2007 but we still took 14,000 refugees/year.

    How did these 14,000 refugees/year get into the community before the ALP got into power??

  13. el gordo permalink
    March 1, 2013 8:32 pm

    I’ll take that question notice, nils.

  14. el gordo permalink
    March 1, 2013 8:33 pm

    …on notice…

    As I can’t find my notes.

  15. el gordo permalink
    March 1, 2013 8:37 pm

    ‘Between 1948 and 1992, Australia successfully and peacefully resettled 452 000 refugees. At this time, asylum seekers were processed in the community and there was no policy of mandatory detention.’

  16. March 1, 2013 8:54 pm

    ” six months of background checks, interviews in London “
    That will please comrade Rabbit. He would have wanted it this way. Others have been sent to the gulag, and reporting sent to Canberra-grad. 🙂

  17. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 2, 2013 2:02 am

    Guess the reception depends upon where you come from and how you get here.

    Want to emigrate to Australia? Be warned – it’s not ‘hot Britain’

    …Twenty million people rattle around this enormous continent with potential and optimism. Most come here purposefully for a better life. That makes an enormous difference to a national psyche. The government seems to have incentives for everything. My tax rate (not a Jimmy Carr dodge – completely kosher) as a small business is to die for. The government pays half my childcare bill (not means tested)…

  18. March 2, 2013 9:12 am

    “ASYLUM seekers living in the community on bridging visas are about 45 times less likely to be charged with a crime than members of the public.”

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/liberals-under-hammer-over-asylum-seeker-crime-claims-20130228-2f96l.html#ixzz2MKRWcA4P

  19. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 2, 2013 10:20 am

    I want to be told when the following move into my neighbourhood-
    • Politicians
    • Public servants
    • Priests
    • Engineers
    • People with barking dogs

    All the above represent a danger to the community

    I also want to know when the following categories move in-
    • Blond women with red sports cars who play tennis

    …for a different reason

  20. March 2, 2013 10:28 am

    I want to be told when the following move into my neighbourhood-
    • Christians
    • Old people with their hair coloured purple or blue

  21. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 2, 2013 10:56 am

    • People who wear cardigans
    • Anyone who plans to demolish a 1920s house to build a Georgian mansion
    • Any dog that intends to crap on the nature strip

  22. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 2, 2013 2:01 pm

    Doesn’t anyone check stuff anymore?

    Andrew Laming has continual problems with social and print media. The guy must be an idiot!

    …BOWMAN MP Andrew Laming has apologised to constituents after sending out a flyer including a photo of a man exposing himself. – See more at:..

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/bowman-mp-andrew-laming-apologises-for-lewd-picture-mistakenly-included-on-brochure/story-e6freoof-1226588953159

  23. March 2, 2013 4:54 pm

    • People who wear those grey vinyl shoes with the zips up the sides
    • Anyone who’s a qualified accountant or book keeper
    • Anyone from Queensland

  24. March 2, 2013 5:06 pm

    Actually I reckon if Scott Morrison is serious about “mandatory tracking devices” for groups of people who may be at risk of committing sexual assaults in the community, then the first candidates ought to be Catholic priests.

    They have a proven track record after all.

    I’m sure Mr Morrison would agree.

  25. TB Queensland permalink
    March 2, 2013 6:40 pm

    You do write some funny stuff, sreb! Not always deliberately though … LOL!

    if Scott Morrison is serious about “mandatory tracking devices” … ought to be Catholic priests … They have a proven track record after all. 🙄

    Anyone from Queensland … don’t worry, cobber … we’d come around and let ya fkn know! Hey? 😉

  26. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 2, 2013 6:55 pm

    Exactly!
    *Real estate agents
    *People named Gerry Harvey
    *Old English blokes from Queensland

  27. March 2, 2013 7:30 pm

    * People who drink cask wine or wine that costs around $5 – $7 a bottle

    * People who use some sort of “wine enhancing device” to supposedly “improve” the “taste” of a $5 bottle of wine.

    *People who go on TV game shows

  28. TB Queensland permalink
    March 2, 2013 8:02 pm

    I’m seeing a lot of jealousy in your lists … and an obvious Fascist intent …

    (Godwins Law should put paid to this $#!t … 😉 )

    * Old English blokes from Queensland

    ToM, really doesn’t “get it” does he … typical Liberal party stooge … anyone who has kept up with this blog (and its predecessors) know that he is referring specifically to me … so … he deletes the ageist remark old and then puts English a more offensive description (possibly racist, depending on your interpretation) … but I guess as a proud and old (its just a fkn number) Aussie and a paraochial Queenslander … WGAF what ToM wants or posts … 😆

  29. TB Queensland permalink
    March 2, 2013 8:04 pm

    People who go on TV game shows

    Where did that come from? Weren’t you picked or somfink? Your becoming very bitter as you AGE! 😆

  30. el gordo permalink
    March 2, 2013 8:27 pm

    ‘he deletes the ageist remark old and then puts English a more offensive description’

    Classic.

  31. March 2, 2013 10:05 pm

    Your becoming very bitter as you AGE!

    It’s “you’re” FFS “you’re”…..!!!

  32. March 2, 2013 10:19 pm

    they can`t lift their game over at coffee-2, even when gordo`s not there l get trolled
    http://theaimn.com/2013/02/16/the-reluctant-republic/

  33. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 2, 2013 10:59 pm

    I was just out for a meal with some like minded people, and introduced this as a subject of conversation. It didn’t really get past-
    o People who drink cheap red
    o People who buy wine on special at Woolworth’s
    o People who wear Velcro shoes

    They were the categories that rated highly, but a new one!

    o People who make things in their garage

  34. el gordo permalink
    March 2, 2013 11:00 pm

    Luv Tabit’s infrastructure spending…. “Safer Streets” program …. a mere $50 million and a real vote catcher.

    Watch Joolya play catch up.

  35. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 2, 2013 11:24 pm

    wizened old crooners who get grumpy when people talk about competency based training and robber barons TB

  36. March 3, 2013 8:30 am

    “People who make things in their garage”

    🙂

  37. TB Queensland permalink
    March 3, 2013 12:21 pm

    It’s “you’re” FFS “you’re”…..!!!

    Yeah, I saw that and thought … aw fk it – it’s only sreb, he’ll never notice … seems your 😉 grammar and spelling is 😉 improving as you’re 😉 ageing … well spotted BTW …

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    • People who use bullet points – constantly

    • People who try to bully older people

    • People under the age of 50

    • Surfers

    • Red whine wannabe connoisseurs

    • Liberal Party voters

    • Union bashers

  38. TB Queensland permalink
    March 3, 2013 12:26 pm

    BTW what’s wrong with people who make things in garages (apart from drugs for surfers and bikies of course) …

  39. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 3, 2013 12:55 pm

    BTW what’s wrong with people who make things in garages (apart from drugs for surfers and bikies of course) …

  40. TB Queensland permalink
    March 3, 2013 3:44 pm

    Watched it all too, KL … almost sounds like O. Wells …

  41. Sparta of Phoenix, AZ USA permalink
    March 6, 2013 3:00 am

    Whether you’re a pallor Brit, a sunbathed Sri Lankan or somewhere in between this discussion of “who comes” and “why” or under “what guise” all boils down to the same thing…People looking for a better circumstance. The question I always ask is why certain political parties support one group over the other? Unfortunately for Australian’s who deem themselves as somehow different from their American counterparts nothing could be further from the truth as embodied by your politicians and their rhetoric…

    Liberals: WANT MORE LABOR by screaming for more 457’s to fill skill shortages that don’t really exist,; here we call them Republicans and H1b visas. This satisfies their big business buddies at the expense of the average citizen who now gets to see his job outsourced within his own borders. Lovely…

    Labor: WANT MORE LABOR and VOTES using the refugee/boat folks as just one of many means to do this. Now to be sure they really HOPE these same folks will work not live off the dole but more importantly VOTE labor. Unfortunately, like all “groups” most will vote in their group’s best interest which is usually not the same as the average citizen. I mean, if you can’t change the voters’ minds with your policies you change the voters. Here we call them Democrats and illegal aliens. By the way, don’t bring this up or you’re labeled a racist for stating the obvious here in this “free” country.

    Regardless of the party or rhetoric the end result is the same…a growing population that is more fractured, bankrupt and balkanized. As I have said at nausea the rhetoric aside; to what end? It seems despite all the talk about the environment/social ills on the left they advocate policies that are in direct opposition to their long term goals by importing more poverty and consumerism, insanity if you ask me or to ensure the industries that cater to these causes continue to grow perhaps?

    The right for all their rhetoric import peoples with traditions and religious beliefs that do not “tow the Christian line or embrace a Protestant work ethic” while decrying and demonizing certain group when they don’t live up to said standard….Again, to what end?

    I am convinced it is simply a “political/ruling class” that they seek to sustain and the average voter simply doesn’t seem to be able to put it all together anymore. The average citizen is so dumb down now or refuses to take any action which will in any way impede on their personal comfort as to be rendered impotent as such. Left or right, both sides are pundits for their respective industries and niche causes; citizenship itself no longer has any meaning.

  42. March 6, 2013 3:31 am

    Are you feeling alright arizona, you seem to have fallen off the tea-trolley today. You summed it up pretty well. l would just add that aussie politicians are even stupider and corrupter by ignoring the usa failed lessons. They also ignore they are making it even more harder for themselves to govern, as they keep shilling for their pals.

  43. Sparta of Phoenix, AZ USA permalink
    March 6, 2013 4:53 am

    “Are you feeling alright arizona, you seem to have fallen off the tea-trolley today”

    Dude, I was never on any “trolley”; that’s simply a title you gave me…I told you, I am an “independent” meaning a have a foot in each camp on particular issues. NEITHER party defines my worldview…That being said; yes it is rather sad to see Australia seemingly incapable of taking the road less traveled. Lots of potential to be a leader in the world on a whole host of issues but by current indicators rather comfortable “following” along in a lemming like fashion.

  44. Meta permalink
    March 6, 2013 6:08 am

    (Of course citizenship has meaning; and religious freedom, too.)

  45. el gordo permalink
    March 6, 2013 7:24 am

    Australians are naive…..

    ‘Some members of the Sri Lankan navy are accused of being among the main players in the island’s people-smuggling operations, helping asylum seekers leave the country in boats bound for Australia.

    ‘The navy – a recipient of equipment and training from Australia to combat people-smuggling operations – is accused by returned asylum seekers, Tamil politicians, community leaders and NGOs of allowing certain refugee boats to pass.

    ‘They allege that some boats are even escorted out of Sri Lankan waters, while others not party to its operations are stopped.

    ‘The Sri Lankan Navy has denied the claims.’

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/claims-smugglers-pay-for-navy-escort-20130305-2fixj.html#ixzz2MhNCn3mZ

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