A ban on Australia for hounding refugees.

Boat people

Boat people


With piracy stopped on the high seas against whales by Japan. Can The Hague make a ruling on refugees being hounded by Australia?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-01/freeland-whaling-not-off-the-cards-just-yet/5358258#comments

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13 Responses to “A ban on Australia for hounding refugees.”

  1. Curt Mekemson Says:

    The photo looks like a tragedy waiting to happen. –Curt

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  2. Big M Says:

    The Hague took 30 years to rule on the whales.

    Where is your mate Jules?

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Jules been too naughty and is in the sin bin to reflect on his trolling.
      How’s the hols? Say hello to your lovely wife and enjoy it all to the max.

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      • Big M Says:

        Thanks, Gez, we are having a lovely time, and Mrs Ms titanium reinforced spine is holding together quite well.

        You should thank Jayel for reminding us all about the excellent Oosterblog!

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  3. hilarycustancegreen Says:

    Worth a try.

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  4. auntyuta Says:

    “Australia celebrated a win over the Japanese whaling program in the International Court of Justice, but Japan still has a few avenues it can pursue if it’s determined to keep hunting, writes Steven Freeland.”

    I would not be surprised if Japan kept ‘hunting’.

    How can an International Court of Justice rule that our government should stop hounding refugees? I doubt that our government would take any notice.

    Maybe I am a bit cynical about this. I wonder all the time how we can make the world a better place. With enough people working towards it, it should be possible. But we are all guilty of just seeing to our own comforts. If a few people are driven to giving up their comforts, does this really help worldwide? The people who act this way are being made ‘outcasts’. And what then? You see, I am awfully cynical about these things. I have certain opinions about this refugee problem and I wished that worldwide a lot more could be done to help all these refugees. I think if I were a refugee I’d rather drown at sea than be kept in a detention centre indefinitely.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, you are right Uta,

      we should all take personal responsibility in changing and making a world better.
      So many are saying that treating boat people badly will prevent others from even trying to come to Australia, therefore it saves lives. However, treating people badly and inhumanely who have done no wrong in order to achieve an outcome is morally reprehensible and totally wrong.
      Yet, that is what this Government is doing.

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  5. berlioz1935 Says:

    This win does not belong to the present government. The court case was initiated by the Rudd Government to the ridicule of the then Abbott opposition. They a ever so hypocritical.

    When Gillard was still PM I wrote to her and asked her to pick up the refugee with QANTAS planes because they said they only want to stop people from drowning.

    This was a big fat lie, they wanted to keep the swinging voters in Western Sydney happy. It didn’t help as the Abbott’s mob promised to be even tougher.

    You are right, Gerard, someone should go the International Court and have them rule on our inhuman behaviour towards the refugees.

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  6. gerard oosterman Says:

    Great reply Berlioz.
    I do think the tide is turning for boatpeople as well. More and more people are aghast to what this Government is doing to refugees that happened to have reached our shores.

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    • berlioz1935 Says:

      Someone on The Drum pointed out today all Abbott achieves is, that refugees go now to another country via the Middle East and they become victims of the Russian Mafia.

      We, Australians, just want to shirk our responsibilities in regard to the refugee problem of the world.

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