Tag: border protection

Emotional blackmail is rife amongst the Greens.

The Australian Greens have started a campaign to bring queer refugee’s into Australia. They have basically admitted that homosexuals are not safe in Muslim controlled countries. According to their website they have stated:

LGBTIQ asylum seekers under threat

Right now, thanks to Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton, gay asylum seekers held on Manus Island are facing a dangerous and terrifying choice. To return to their country of origin where they could face the death penalty, or stay in PNG and risk up to 14 years’ imprisonment for being gay.

There is no pride in detention – Australia is a place that openly accepts the LGBTI community. We have a proud history of being a safe haven for refugees fleeing extreme persecution. But this horrific offshore detention regime has tarnished our record.

The Greens call on the Turnbull Government and the Labor opposition to close the camps on Manus Island and Nauru, and bring every man, woman and child to Australia.

Your voice is one of hope and strength to those most vulnerable – there is no pride in detention.

As usual the Greens have used individual circumstances to try and score political points. Most Australians would welcome genuine refugee’s but what constitutes a genuine refugee? In some countries it is illegal to chew gum – Singapore. One would argue that by disallowing citizens to chew gum is a breach in human rights and if you do chew gum, you face extreme persecution such as 2 year imprisonment (I would imagine Prisons in Singapore aren’t as humane as ours)[1]

Homosexuality is illegal in most Muslim controlled countries and often they do face dire circumstances such as the death penalty. Does this really constitute a genuine refugee? Australia only just passed legislation to allow same sex couples to Marry. America and the United Kingdom passed this law years ago – does that mean gay couples could have jumped on a boat to New York to seek refuge because the Australian law discriminates? Further to this, it wasn’t that long ago that it was illegal in Australia for people to be Homosexual – did we see a mass exodus of gays seeking refuge elsewhere? Of course not.

The Greens, as usual, are playing with peoples emotions on this matter. They are blackmailing Australians making you believe that we should have open borders if people are not happy with their country’s laws. Being gay shouldn’t give you an automatic right to be given refugee status and kudos to Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton and Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull for standing their ground on this.

Is the Government softening their position on illegal migration??

After reading online news today, I was bemused at how Immigration Minister appears to be softening his approach to Illegal Immigration in Australia. The Minister has confirmed that 150 Tamil asylum seekers and seven other people held on a customs ship will be transferred to the Australian mainland. According to Sky News the Minister stated that those who can return must be returned. The question lies though, has the Minister gone soft?

It’s not the first time this week the Minister has appeared soft, he has backflipped and provided a permanent visa to a 15 year old Ethiopian boy. Such backflips will be damaging for the Government as Border Protection is a policy which is supported by majority of Australian’s and was one of the major election issues which got the Liberal-National Parties elected to Government. A lack of direction in this area creates a vacuum for extreme minor parties such as One Nation, Australian Protectionist Party and Family First to gain some political momentum.

But why??

The Government in my opinion does want to send a clear message to people smugglers that Australia no longer has open borders and that the adults are in charge. In regards to the 150 Tamil asylum seekers, the Minister, according to Sky News, ruled out that they (asylum seekers) will be resettled in Australia. This confirms that the Government is continuing it’s tough stance and is attempting to deter people from getting on the boat to make that dangerous trip to Australia. The problem however lies with the Judiciary. An unelected body making decision on national sovereignty. Whilst I do support the Constitutions Separation of Powers, I am wary of the judiciary making decisions that affect national interests. With this in mind, the Government must abide by decisions made by the judiciary otherwise this will give the left more ammunition in the courts.

After many hours of contemplation, I have come to the reasoning that the Government isn’t going soft on this issue, they are merely appeasing the judiciary to ensure that they are not open to any form of litigation by the left. The Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison is doing a fantastic job and should be applauded for his efforts.