Australia's asylum-seekers find nothing but misery on Christmas Island

Nov 17, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Canada.com

Buildings at an Australian government immigration detention centre are seen behind a fence on Christmas Island, about 2,800km west of Darwin, in this recent undated handout photo.

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Nov 17, 2012
 
It really is a wonder that so many people arrive to such a desolate, awful place as this detention centre after paying thousands and thousands of dollars to get here. Don't they know what they're in for?

This article says that CANADA is not putting boat arrivals into prison cells as they are also being over-run.
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yeah right wrote:
It really is a wonder that so many people arrive to such a desolate, awful place as this detention centre after paying thousands and thousands of dollars to get here. Don't they know what they're in for?
This article says that CANADA is not putting boat arrivals into prison cells as they are also being over-run.
Do the boat arrival asylum seekers arrive in Canada without current ID, if not, then the Canadians are pretty brave people... Asylum seekers could be anyone??? from decent families to rogue Australian soldier murderers, terrorists, who wants to take that risk???
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This article says that CANADA is not putting boat arrivals into prison cells as they are also being over-run.
Well that'll be there mistake.

What we should be doing is torpedoing the boats long before they enter Australian waters.
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true blue wrote:
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Do the boat arrival asylum seekers arrive in Canada without current ID, if not, then the Canadians are pretty brave people... Asylum seekers could be anyone??? from decent families to rogue Australian soldier murderers, terrorists, who wants to take that risk???
No idea! Would like the answer to that question...

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That article sounds tipical of the waffle regularly written by the bleeding hearts.

If these people don't want to experience the 'misery' of Christmas Island then go through the proper channels & don't get on the damn boats, quite simple really.

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Do the boat arrival asylum seekers arrive in Canada without current ID, if not, then the Canadians are pretty brave people... Asylum seekers could be anyone??? from decent families to rogue Australian soldier murderers, terrorists, who wants to take that risk???
From the story:

"Canada is following Australia in adopting a mandatory-detention policy for asylum seekers who arrive by boat, a reaction to the arrival of two migrant ships: the Ocean Lady in 2009, carrying 76 Tamil men, and the MV Sun Sea in 2010, with 492 men, women and children on board. Instead of detention centres, which have proven to be expensive and psychologically harmful, Canada will hold them in provincial jails, which human rights advocates say will be even worse."
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It just seems odd that if it's known what a sh*thole they're coming to that they still come!!!

If you had thousands and thousands of dollars to spend going someplace why choose a nightmare like Xmas Island?
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Why don't they just go to Bali,$19500 goes a long way there, and get a Jetstar flight for $500?

These guys are really stupid, LOL

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Well, I read that whole story and I guess I must be immune to any compassion I might have felt many years ago.

RE: ""We ensure an activities program at every detention centre addresses both the physical and mental well-being of the clients.""

"Clients"?

I remember from way back, the old Webster dictionary's definition of "client" - a person who pays for services rendered by another...

That definition doesn't exist anymore.
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I'm sure we can lay on bacon for brekky ham sang as for lunch roast pork for tea an pork crackle for a snack an if you don't like it tuff titties happy halal up your kyber pass
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From the story:
"Canada is following Australia in adopting a mandatory-detention policy for asylum seekers who arrive by boat, a reaction to the arrival of two migrant ships: the Ocean Lady in 2009, carrying 76 Tamil men, and the MV Sun Sea in 2010, with 492 men, women and children on board. Instead of detention centres, which have proven to be expensive and psychologically harmful, Canada will hold them in provincial jails, which human rights advocates say will be even worse."
Why don't they put theese human rights activists in detention cos theese asylum seekers have already violated my human rights and I've already written a novel on another post about the dramas my kids had at school with proxy Africans I'm getting a bit fucking divk an tired of talking Julia actually I've had a gutful
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HEY EVERYONE! Helloooo, when are Australians going to realise that we are 'under invasion by stealth'?^Take note of the age of the men who are arriving sans ID - ALL military age! a few women and kids to keep the bleeding hearts pumping. The view of an adult alien taking a lifebelt off a child in the water at Christmas Island explains a lot. Incidentally, the skipper of that boat deliberately shut off the engine to lure rescuers, thus causing the tragedy Our brave servicemen and women are being murdered by these sods whilst they live in luxury in Aus. Wonder how they would fare living in a car with their kids?
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Well, I read that whole story and I guess I must be immune to any compassion I might have felt many years ago.
RE: ""We ensure an activities program at every detention centre addresses both the physical and mental well-being of the clients.""
"Clients"?
I remember from way back, the old Webster dictionary's definition of "client" - a person who pays for services rendered by another...
That definition doesn't exist anymore.
They're called "clients" because the department of immigration has OUTSOURCED their duties as a GOVERNMENT and left it to a private organisation to deal with it!

It's the same for universities - STUDENTS are now referred to as "clients" because they PAY for their GRADES (i.e.'services rendered').

Privatization is the problem here. The government needs to take this crap back where it belongs and deal with it properly. What a mess!

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Why don't they just go to Bali,$19500 goes a long way there, and get a Jetstar flight for $500?
These guys are really stupid, LOL
They were originally booked on Tiger but with all the cancellations it was quicker by boat.
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This topic is breaking my heart, send in the RSPCA storm troopers.

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yeah right wrote:
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They're called "clients" because the department of immigration has OUTSOURCED their duties as a GOVERNMENT and left it to a private organisation to deal with it!
It's the same for universities - STUDENTS are now referred to as "clients" because they PAY for their GRADES (i.e.'services rendered').
Privatization is the problem here. The government needs to take this crap back where it belongs and deal with it properly. What a mess!
Yep, at least the students have the right to be called "clients".

I could think of plenty of names to call the others - and 'guests' or 'clients' aren't two of them!
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Yep, at least the students have the right to be called "clients".
I could think of plenty of names to call the others - and 'guests' or 'clients' aren't two of them!
I don't think students have any right to be called 'clients' at all. It means nothing more than the right to buy a degree, buy grades, and the mindset that has sold education to China and India has all but ruined these institutions by lowering standards so that people who can't even speak the language get degrees that ought to have gone to people who actually live and work here.

Some academics have even said that they might as well offer a receipt for grades given. Or, would you like fries with that grade, Mr Chang?
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Cliffy Walsh wrote:
HEY EVERYONE! Helloooo, when are Australians going to realise that we are 'under invasion by stealth'?^Take note of the age of the men who are arriving sans ID - ALL military age! a few women and kids to keep the bleeding hearts pumping. The view of an adult alien taking a lifebelt off a child in the water at Christmas Island explains a lot. Incidentally, the skipper of that boat deliberately shut off the engine to lure rescuers, thus causing the tragedy POur brave servicemen and women are being murdered by these sods whilst they live in luxury in Aus. Wonder how they would fare living in a car with their kids?
Yes I was watching tv with an ex digger serviceman and he said you can't see what I see but all those blokes on that boat are ex servicemen look at their built how they hold themselves they're not civilians yes your correct in what you say very very worrying isn't it

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yeah right wrote:
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I don't think students have any right to be called 'clients' at all. It means nothing more than the right to buy a degree, buy grades, and the mindset that has sold education to China and India has all but ruined these institutions by lowering standards so that people who can't even speak the language get degrees that ought to have gone to people who actually live and work here.
Some academics have even said that they might as well offer a receipt for grades given. Or, would you like fries with that grade, Mr Chang?
I agree, but what I was getting at was only in reference to the 'old' meaning of the word, at least monetary payment is made, for whatever underhanded reasons. Unlike the PARASITES and LEACHES who do NOT deserve to be called "clients".

THEY are the PEOPLE SMUGGLERS clients NOT MINE!

That word being used in reference to refugees has always irked me no end and the more I see it the madder I get... so they are MY clients who I PAY to be MY clients?????
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10th LIGHT HORSE WA wrote:
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Yes I was watching tv with an ex digger serviceman and he said you can't see what I see but all those blokes on that boat are ex servicemen look at their built how they hold themselves they're not civilians yes your correct in what you say very very worrying isn't it
That kind of makes sense - as they may well have been serving on the side of the Aussies. That's part of the trouble! We DON'T KNOW who they are and the whole rotten business is run by greedy people who don't care what happens after the cannon fodder lands and tries to make a life here.

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