The Terrorists in Government.


Yes, what are we going to do? Australia will not make a living from keeping out boatpeople or ramping up fears. The scraping the top layer off our continent and selling it wasn’t exactly very taxing.

What are we going to do? A youth unemployment of 15% doesn’t auger well for keeping murderous attacks under control.

I sometimes wonder what people are doing in those gigantic city office buildings. I know we have one the highest densities of litigation lawyers and Big M. burger arched take away, but what about making things? You know actually producing stuff?

We could have been the world leaders in alternative energy with the world at our feet wanting solar panels, wind towers, etc. Even the Rockefellers are getting out of fossil fuel, But us…What have we done?

What are we going to do?

We could ease up on exercising our pyrotechnical bath-tub toys above and in far away sandy countries and save the $ 500.000.000 yearly.

We could also save even more doing away with the Government using ADF’s insane ‘stopping the boats’ policy. Billions in fact. Just imagine what that money could achieve?

The following from Andrew Kaldor;

Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott

“Australia now spends the same as the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) spends on its entire global refugee and displaced persons operations.

The UNHCR is responsible for helping and protecting some 50 million displaced persons around the world, including 11.6 million refugees. It expects to spend about $3.5 billion (US$3.3bn) in 2014. To cover 10,000 staff and all relief for the emergencies in Syria and Iraq, and Africa, as well as the protracted situations worldwide.

Tow back boats by Australian Navy

Tow back boats by Australian Navy

Compare that with the $3.3 billion Australia spent in 2013-14 on the detention and processing of boat arrivals. It has been the fastest growing Government programme over recent years, increasing from $118 million in 2010 at the average annual growth rate of a staggering 129 per cent.

Next year, the Department of Immigration’s budget is about $2.9 billion for that operation. But this number probably understates the total costs. It appears to ignore the extra aid to Papua New Guinea for signing the Manus Island deal, $420m over four years. It also ignores the costs of the AFP, ASIO, and State judicial system. Moreover, the value of current contracts issued by the Immigration Department, just for offshore detention for the 2014-15 fiscal year, has been estimated to be $2.7 billion [Source: data compiled by Nick Evershed, The Guardian, 25 August 2014].”

This money could have helped with our 15% youth unemployment. A terrible situation. Perhaps easing disillusionment and desperate ,perhaps even murderous situations arising.

Just imagine?

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

12 Responses to “The Terrorists in Government.”

  1. Yvonne Says:

    The article from SBS news is most illuminating. How dire it is, to become a refugee, and then receive such treatment. How arrogant our politicians are.


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      I can’t get over how much money has been spent on keeping out and detaining refugees. That is apart from the torture inflicted on people who have not been charged and have done nothing wrong.
      What is it about our leaders?.


  2. M-R Says:

    IMPOSSIBLE to imagine, Gerard – as with anything sensible, honest or good to come from this group of self-important and short-sighted BASTARDS. Do you realize that TROWC’s ramping up the terrorist fears has improved their popularity ? And do you see that this means they will in all probability now be re-elected ?
    I despair for Australia.
    But most of all I despair of Australians.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. stuartbramhall Says:

    It sounds like Abbott has latched onto the US strategy of ramping up terrorist fears to keep his party in power.


  4. gerard oosterman Says:

    The ink is still wet on a MOU with Cambodia to be signed soon whereby Australia will send refugees to Cambodia. And Scott Morrison and Abbott talk about terrorism!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. berlioz1935 Says:

    Reading your post made me “Made as Hell”, again. That Australia spends as much on “Stopping the Boats” as the UN is spending on the its refugee program is very telling. Now they found another hell hole, Cambodia, where to send the asylum seekers to.

    There is talk of putting Morrison in charge of a new Ministry, “Homeland Security”. God help us all. “Winking Tony” knows best I suppose.

    The man they tried to catch last week as a terrorist is now out on a good behaviour bond. One misguided youngster with a small knife has been shot. The police is dangerously under trained in restraining violent people. The Victorian Police is well known at shooting first and never asking any questions after.

    The government is cranking up the terrorist danger for their own re-election. Labor does not dare opposing the government because they fear they will we called supporters of ISIS.

    Brandis stood up in the Senate today and said we have to curtail our freedom in order to save it or something to that effect.


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes Berlioz.
      Australia is well on the road to become a country vastly different from when we arrived here. Still, there is hope when people like you and others keep speaking up. There are lots of good people who think the same. Just keep going and spread the word.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Curt Mekemson Says:

    Just imagine. Right.


  7. kaytisweetlandrasmussen83 Says:

    Our world seems to be going to Hell in a handbasket wherever we look.


  8. gerard oosterman Says:

    Morrison is now a people smuggler;

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: