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Meanwhile, We’re Sending Babies to Nauru.

May 4, 2015

Nauru-babies

The following is by Julian Burnside, barrister and human rights activist….

These are the Post 5 December 2014 babies.

They arrived too late to be included in the Morrison Deal where he bribed Senators with a ‘you sign my Bill and I will free the babies’ threat.

No Bill = No Babies.

And so it came to pass that the Senators faced with this Sophie’s Choice did what they felt they had to do.

The Babies born after 5 December and the babies whose parents were unlucky enough to be sent Nauru before their birth, were excluded from the release deal.

There are three more babies not in the photo who are awaiting transportation to Nauru Hell.

Which of these babies deserves to be sent to an island where they must live in tents in equatorial heat with rationed water and little chance of survival.

Please write to the Senators and ask them to intercede for these little ones.

Another reason to say Close the Camps.

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40 Comments leave one →
  1. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2015 6:14 pm

    Is this akin to a death penalty for the innocent?

    How hypocritical we have become as a nation …

    If this mob return to power in 2016 … the we should all hang our head in shame … at this stage its about half … wonder how many of those will/would?

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

    Speaking of The Firm’s latest marketing tool … don’t be surprised with Mary … any follower of the nonsense should be able to explain why …

  2. May 4, 2015 6:15 pm

    Contemptible and a national disgrace

  3. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2015 6:16 pm

    Makes sense, morriscum is a devout christian

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2015 6:21 pm

    And Peter Puppet is … well a fkn puppet …

    … the man zombie who was elected to parliament and then not sure he wanted to represent his electorate … and now I are a minister 😮

  5. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2015 6:23 pm

    Here’s Peter Puppet with The mad Monk – Puppetmaster

  6. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 4, 2015 7:52 pm

    Where’s the conscience vote on asylum seekers?
    This is another one that the parties should be allowing.

  7. May 4, 2015 9:04 pm

    “Nauru Hell. Which of these babies deserves to be sent to an island where they must live in tents in equatorial heat with rationed water and little chance of survival.”

    Exaggerate, much?

  8. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 4, 2015 9:23 pm

    Be interesting to find out how many suicides, rapes etc took place in detention from 2007-2013.

    Nobody seemed to care what went on inside detention centers until Abbot won office.

    “If this mob return to power in 2016

    It was your mob who locked all these people up.

  9. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 4, 2015 10:06 pm

  10. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 4, 2015 10:08 pm

  11. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 5, 2015 8:39 am

    If this mob return to power in 2016

    TB it was your vote in 2007 that caused all this trouble. Your party locked up record numbers of men, women and children. And Labor will do it again if they win govt.

  12. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 5, 2015 8:42 am

    “and little chance of survival.”

    When Burnside pontificates the truth has little chance of survival.

  13. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2015 9:04 am

    the truth has little chance of survival.

    He’s not alone there

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday said Australia and Europe were in talks on how to stop asylum-seeker boats after the success of his government’s controversial polices on the issue.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3066826/Europe-Australia-talks-stopping-asylum-seeker-boats-Abbott.html

    Or are they?

    A TOP European official has hosed down Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s suggestion that Australia and Europe are in talks on how to stop asylum seeker boats.
    ………
    She said “the European Union applies the principle of non-refoulement,” or no forced return under international law.

    “We have no intention of changing this. So of course the Australian model can never be a model for us,” Bertaud added.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/aust-in-contact-with-europe-over-boats-pm/story-fn3dxiwe-1227334002348

    And in the oz no less?

  14. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 5, 2015 9:08 am

    If this mob return to power in 2016 … the we should all hang our head in shame … at this stage its about half … wonder how many of those will/would?

    What? Is the alternative government planning to abandon Nauru?

  15. May 5, 2015 9:14 am

    Yeah, only Abbott never said contact was with EU officials, only that “My understanding is that there has been some contact at official level between Australian people and Europeans”.

    Which could be contact between, say, desperate Italian officials and our Immigration department. Plenty of people qualify as “Europeans”.

  16. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 5, 2015 9:17 am

    …She said “the European Union applies the principle of non-refoulement,” or no forced return under international law.
    “We have no intention of changing this. So of course the Australian model can never be a model for us,” Bertaud added…

    Right there,that’s our eternal shame. There’s no coming back from that. No more can australia call itself a good world citizen, we’re now on a par with the other brutal despots.

  17. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2015 9:41 am

    Yeah, only Abbott never said

    I guess the Europeans are being given an introduction to yabotSpeak 😉

    But, no matter how you dissemble it, it was definitely the impression he wanted to give. It was unabridged bullshit, pretty much what we have come to expect.

    QUESTION:

    Prime Minister, have the Europeans sought any advisers from Australia in order to crack down on people smuggling and asylum seeker boat drownings?

    PRIME MINISTER:

    My understanding is that there has been some contact at official level between Australian people and Europeans

    http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2015-05-04/joint-press-conference-canberra

    I’m not sure how you work out that, “at official level” could mean anything BUT EU officials?

  18. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2015 9:43 am

    There’s no coming back from that.

    Sad but true. And, any future grubmint seems tied to it. I cannot see any Labor grubmint rolling it back and letting the people fleeing persecution try their luck here instead of lumping it all on Europe.

  19. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 5, 2015 9:52 am

    “Right there, that’s our eternal shame. There’s no coming back from that.”

    Right there is our sanity and decency. That is our chance of survival as a free country.

    In twenty years time Europe will be part of the caliphate. All the leftists who hate Western civilisation will get to live the dream. After the Jews are liquidated (which will be done with the willing participation of the BDS anti-Semites) it will be the turn of Christians who don’t convert. Meanwhile western feminists will get to experience the freedom sharia law brings to women. Some may regret not having spoken up beforehand, but it was always a risky business trying to workout the hierarchy of victimhood.

    While some might be sad at the destruction of the museums and art galleries of Europe, it is hard to argue that the left-infested universities will be worse off as madrassas.

    Demography is destiny. Europe has already made its choice. The decadent postmodern culture of West, which can’t even bother reproducing itself, will rightly be replaced by a more vigorous (if more primitive) culture.

  20. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2015 10:01 am

    In twenty years time Europe will be part of the caliphate.

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

    Thanks for that sb, we needed some overegged hyperbowl to start the day 😉

  21. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2015 10:07 am

    They attacked Gillian Triggs for speaking the truth, they attacked Save the Children for speaking the truth, now I guess they’ll go after the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

    Nauru Facebook ban came ‘at request of Australian Government’, refugee advocates say

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-05/refugee-advocates-claim-nauru-facebook-ban-requested-australia/6444506

  22. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 5, 2015 10:08 am

    Always happy to oblige, Tom R. Nothing like a bit of hyperbowl to get things started. Better than the usual ALP talking points and incoherent green/left rantings.

  23. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2015 10:18 am

    Better than the usual ALP talking points and incoherent green/left rantings.

    You mean “talking points” like our grubmint dictating censorship rules to another sovereign nation?

  24. May 5, 2015 10:31 am

    boo of-melb would have jerked-off to the whole #4corners report last night armchair .. #2319 .. #slavery .. #team.america

  25. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 5, 2015 10:42 am

    bolt vs paul kelly: the crazy is high in the commenters, now the oz is a ‘lefty rag’

  26. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2015 10:44 am

  27. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2015 10:51 am

    A little bit of panic in the teaparty tea rooms by the looks AO

    Fun to watch

  28. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 5, 2015 10:58 am

    They attacked Gillian Triggs for speaking the truth,

    Triggs was attacked for being a partisan deadbeat. She was asleep from 2007-2013 and only woke up when Abbott was elected.

    Same goes for ALP supporters.

  29. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2015 11:08 am

    Triggs was attacked for being a partisan deadbeat.

    Says the partisan deadbeat.

    Triggs showed very clearly that she wasn’t “asleep” during that time. But reality doesn’t matter too much to you, does it?

  30. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 5, 2015 11:15 am

    Most ALP supporters were asleep from 2007-2013. I don’t recall seeing too many posts on the fact that the ALP/Greens were locking up record numbers of asylum seekers.

    Triggs should have had an inquiry immediately she had the power to do so but it would have looked bad for Labor so she didn’t.

  31. May 5, 2015 11:25 am

    2319

  32. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2015 11:34 am

    I don’t recall seeing too many posts on the fact…..

    Your selective memory is legion nIls

    And the government thinks labour needs less regulation

    They also think we need lower wages. Now, apparently, the wages are too low 😯

  33. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2015 11:44 am

    She was asleep from 2007-2013 and only woke up when Abbott was elected.

    And, it would appear, thousands of other Australians have …

    I don’t recall seeing too many posts on the fact that the ALP/Greens were locking up record numbers of asylum seekers.

    That’s because you don’t actually read and comprehend other people’s comments, you simply troll for the Young Liberals … over and over and fkn over …

    … quite a number of the regular commenters here were calling for on-shore assessments log before you’re shitty little arsehole and mealy mouthed comments appeared …

  34. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 5, 2015 11:49 am

    Sacking of soccer journalist Scott McIntyre is contestable, whatever justification SBS used:
    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/public-service/sacking-of-soccer-journalist-scott-mcintyre-is-contestable-whatever-justification-sbs-used-20150503-1mw57y.html

  35. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 5, 2015 12:31 pm

    Governomics: how the public sector’s good work goes unheeded;
    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/public-service/governomics-how-the-public-sectors-good-work-goes-unheeded-20150504-1mxzry.html

    Do we really trust corporations more than elected governments?

    APS ‘the envy of many comparable countries’ – former public service boss answers knockers;
    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/public-service/aps-the-envy-of-many-comparable-countries–former-public-service-boss-answers-knockers-20150504-ggtssh.html

    …Presenting awards in Canberra on Monday evening to departments and agencies for their achievements in digital innovation, Mr Moran said Australia’s public sector was the envy of many developed nations.

    He told the gathering at the National Archives of Australia that the sector was lean, efficient, high-performing and that public servants should be proud of their work, whatever the detractors say.

    “Despite the rhetoric that gets flung around, we have a high-performing, low-cost sector that delivers a range of services that are the envy of many comparable countries…

  36. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 5, 2015 12:40 pm

    quite a number of the regular commenters here were calling for on-shore assessments log before you’re shitty little arsehole and mealy mouthed comments appeared …

    But you voted for the govt that locked all these people up and continued to vote for them as they locked up more and more people. ALP/Greens main solution was to lock up more and more people.

    Therefore you are responsible for what happened.

  37. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2015 1:08 pm

    But you voted for the govt that locked all these people up

    And you voted for one that practices refoulment and has forced them back to their deaths.

  38. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 5, 2015 2:41 pm

    And you voted for one that practices refoulment and has forced them back to their deaths.

    Really?? How many of these people are in danger in Indonesia??

    At least i have not drowned anybody.

  39. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2015 2:59 pm

    At least i have not drowned anybody.

    What happens to the boats we force back nIl

    There are at least two who drowned after we forced them back, but that was before the veil of secrecy was completely lowered.

    We have no idea what happens, therefore, you cannot claim nothing does. These asylum seekers haven’t disappeared, they have just disappeared from our media’s attention.

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