After a long delay the AUSTRALIANS INTERNATIONAL News
has been largely restructured and we're back.
we have a lot to say..!
We start today with an open letter to the recently appointed
Australian Foreign Minister and Senator Bob Carr.
The ABC News web site today carries a story quoting Senator
"Foreign Minister Bob Carr says he has discussed the asylum
seeker impasse with his Malaysian counterpart, who still
wants the deal to go ahead. He says the Malaysian
government is not frustrated by the delays to the deal."
is then a direct quote from Senator Carr presented like this...
was raised by me as one of the agenda items we touch on regularly," Senator
"They simply acknowledge they continue to support it.
"Everyone with a stake in the humanitarian argument about irregular
maritime arrivals knows that you've got to have offshore processing if you are
to break the business model of people smugglers.
"Everyone agrees, except
the Opposition, that [the Malaysia solution] is the best option for offshore
No...! Senator Carr, not everyone
with a stake in the humanitarian argument agrees with you.
Australian citizens, and citizens of the world, a very large number of
Australians, who certainly have a stake in this situation... ... and
possibly understand it better than you ...
do NOT blindly agree with
you and your Malasian counterpart... .
Believe it or not... we do NOT want
the Australian government to send asylum seekers (and possible
refugees) to Malasia, no matter how 'convenient' it might
be for the government to do so... and we think
you'll find that most Australians don't give a rat's what the Malasian
foreign minister thinks about it.
and may we say, on behalf of many Australian citizens with well considered
humanitarian values, they do NOT want you to tell us what to
think, and they do NOT want you to presume to speak
You are a paid public servant of the Australian people, and
before you shoot your mouth off again, it might be a nice idea to
actually ask our opinion..!
you think you have the unanimous support of the Australian people, why don't
you get your Prime Minister to call an election and ask us..?
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