And now for the good news!

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/torture-crimes-against-humanity-class-action-for-nauru-manus-asylum-seekers-launched
It could not get any better. A bumper Christmas coming your way.The polls have deepened the gap between the LNP and Labor, with the opposition now polishing their victory speeches after the election.  On top of all that my feverish hope that one day this dreadful government would be taken to court for having committed crimes against humanity, now a reality. It has come to it. Our prayers answered.
True, it will not be on the scale of the Nuremberg trials but at least it will show the world that no matter how pretentious a government is, you can’t get away with committing crimes against people that have done no more than asking for asylum.
At this point it might be worthwhile pointing out that the alleged crimes against humanity (refugee’s children and their parents) would never have happened if only Australia had a ‘Bill of Rights.’
I am perplexed that Australia is the only country without a Bill of Rights.

“A non-profit law firm has launched two class actions in the High Court on behalf of the roughly 1,200 remaining refugees and asylum seekers in offshore processing centres on Manus Island and Nauru.

 

The case will be brought against the Commonwealth of Australia, rather than the Home Affairs Department or the minister specifically.

 

The group will claim they have been subjected to “torture, crimes against humanity and the intentional infliction of harm by the Australian government,”

 

 

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11 Responses to “And now for the good news!”

  1. Therese Trouserzoff Says:

    Compensation for the abused asylum seekers is a must – but the Australian people deserve compensation too. Personally, I think all ministers who have allowed this outrage to happen – AND KEEP ON HAPPENING – who have refused to fix the mess that their shitty border protection strategies have produced – ought to do time. Slobodan Milosovich style. Not war crimes, granted, but crimes against humanity none-the-less.

    I absolutely reject the notion that the only way to stop the boats is through raining down cruelty on hapless innocent victims. Are our government and public service so fucking thick that they cannot come up with a better solution ? What’s the opposite of a performance bonus ?

    Just because dim-witted strategies like the Malaysian non-solution didn’t work does not entitle our troglodyte leaders to drop the matter in the “too hard” basket and walk away.

    We all know it isn’t too hard – it’s your fuckwit ideologies that are the problem. The libnats are just plain and simple counts – and the Labor Party are too afraid of a redneck voter backlash to take a principled stance and lead the country. They will probably walk in the next election but not because they are great – it’s another “Anybody but Abbott” moment.

    To our shitty government and opposition party I say – “DO the crime, Do the time” – and fuck you and the horses you rode in on.

    Just as a coda – it’s all well and good to claim the righteous high ground for the children brought to Australia (despite most of these being the result of High Court litigation) – but I want to know what has happened to the children when they get here ?

    Fess up you miserable bastards.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      The idea of achieving a good by doing evil is wrong. I can’t imagine the greyness of a world where each day is bleached out of any hope. Children grow up stunted, have stopped eating and are disinclined to respond to any stimuli, even some stopped going to the toilet.

      The answer by one minister was that ‘they are mainly Iranians’ . Was he hinting they are not deserving of humanity or belong to some subterranean group?. Where is this sentiment coming from? And you are right, it is on both sides of the political circus. But at least the ALP are more inclined to listen to the voters.

      With billions of $s spend on sub marines and military drone technology, eves dropping on telephones, cracking encrypted codes open, satellite capabilities of seeing just about underneath our bed sheets and into toilet bowels, how come they are so nervous about rickety boats?

      It is all about making us fear and vote for them, and they can’t even protect us from getting robbed by home grown electricity over-charging terrorists.

      I do hope that Morrison , Dutton and others will get a life term on gruel and boiled turnip.

      Keep up the good work, Mr Burnside. QC

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  2. leggypeggy Says:

    This is great news. Bring on the holidays.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Yvonne Says:

    By golly, there is a Santa Claus!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. doesitevenmatter3 Says:

    OH, it’s so wonderful to hear this good news! 🙂
    (((HUGS)))

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Curt Mekemson Says:

    Good to hear, Gerard. Lawsuits are one of the few ways to get justice when government fails in its responsibility. –Curt

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  6. rangewriter Says:

    Australia appears to be lightyears ahead of the USA. We’re still mired in the most repulsive regime of hate, oppression, and thievery we’ve ever known.

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  7. gerard oosterman Says:

    Yes, but it is due to some very dedicated people that our government is taken to task about the cruel way they are treating refugees. I am happy that something is happening in the US to take Trump to task. Impeachment seems to be happening.

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