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https://www.facebook.com/abcnews.au/posts/10152190618949988 To those who are really care about those who are seeking for asylum seekers and would like to support them, well in reality they are not really asylum seekers, but it is economic transmigration. And also that some of them agree to return home just like that. Indonesian Government taking action because he must of covered up his rubbish from time to time that brings his stinky cunning politics to Australia and to others country around the world till this day. http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/284149/50-Iranians-agree-to-go-home-PNG But to those who are have compassion to untruth refugee to be settle here in Australia, and to those who are in government as an individual, if you really care just for the sake of humanity, then it is not different to care to us as allies once in World War II, which some of our people as speak and acts on behalf to our country's, and on behalf of our people's, who are seek for justice and seek for the real help, such as Maluku and our brothers and sisters of West Papua in Australia. Australia need to be strong in a real democratic and stand on true Human rights, but not like to covered up the criminality of the Indonesian Government in Jakarta deeds in any form of their political evil to Maluku and West Papua. Bob Carr’s Cruel Heart may be Despondent, but Freedom Flotilla has High Hopes Posted on August 20, 2013 by traverser11 http://freedomflotillawestpapua.org/2013/08/20/bob-carrs-cruel-heart-may-be-despondent-but-freedom-flotilla-has-high-hopes/ Bob Carr’s Cruel Heart may be Despondent, but Freedom Flotilla has High Hopes Posted on August 20, 2013 by traverser11 Dedicated activists and Indigenous elders of the Freedom Flotilla reaffirmed their commitment to travel to West Papua, and sent messages of inspiration to counter Bob Carr’s despondence despite the Foreign Minister this evening stating there will be no consular support if they are arrested. Senator Carr describes solidarity with the West Papuan movement for freedom variously as, a “cruel deceit” a “cruel hoax” and a “cruel hope”, yet there is a ground swell of support rising in both Australia and Internationally for West Papua and to deny that is deceitful. Just last week a Free West Papua campaign office was opened in the Netherlands. The ‘Act of Free Choice’ of 1969 is the original deceit, with the Jakarta Globe yesterday acknowledging that the legitimacy of the referendum has been questioned ever since it occurred. The Freedom Flotilla may be a small dedicated group, yet has gained support from a broad coalition of indigenous people, politicians from the Greens Party, Liberal MP Warren Entsch, DLP Senator John Madigan, along with trade unions, environmental and human rights groups in Australia and abroad. Jacob Rumbiak, who arrived in Australia from East Timor in 1999 warned the Australian government against “keeping the attitude you did to East Timor for more than 20 years, history will tell, don’t repeat the mistakes of the past”. Uncle Kevin Buzzacott reminded the Minister of the need to dream, “We’ve given ‘em big hope, not a cruel hope, i can’t walk away from that, you’ve got to dream, you’ve got to follow that dream, we will struggle together until full freedom”. The blockade against journalists, NGOs and the Freedom Flotilla entering West Papua is proof the Indonesian government is hiding from the world the extent of what the Jakarta Globe called yesterday “frequently documented” human rights abuses. A Flotilla participant said this morning, “They may have guns, they may have best military hardware, but we are equipped with the most powerful tool, the love and the will of our hearts”. Senator Carr’s rhetoric is tired; in June’s Senate Estimate he asserted that acts of solidarity with West Papuans are a ‘cruel deceit’. Ronny Kareni, a third generation leader of the West Papuan struggle responded in New Matilda that Papuans are fully aware of the challenges they face , “For the last 50 years, the struggle has been driven by the Papuans themselves putting their life on the frontline in West Papua and abroad campaigning against the entrenched brutality by Indonesian security forces.” “Aboriginal people have a long history of standing up for other oppressed people; in the 1930s we supported Jewish people in Germany when no-one else would, we supported the East Timorese in their struggle for independence, South Africans against apartheid, and now we are supporting the struggle of the indigenous people of West Papua”, Senior Tauwurrung Elder Uncle Larry Walsh, from Seymour Victoria reminded the Minister. ___________________________________________________ Need for awareness for the Australian Government to do the right thing in the political-diplomatic and business, and not for the Australian government goaded, with persuasion from Indonesian Islamic government in the crimes http://souisapaul81.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/need-for-awareness-for-australian.html
Paul Souisa · 3 years ago
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Hi Mr Bob Carr, 1. Given the connection that Australia has with South Sudan now due to a roughly estimate of 50,000 Australians of South Sudan origin, would it not be worth opening an Australian Embassy or a Consulate in Juba-South Sudan? 2. I thought having a Australian Embassy in Juba will be beneficial to those citizens who have got families in both Countries. South Sudan is also a potential Market for Australian Goods, South Sudan can benefit from Australian Mining Technology which could prevent crimes fuel by lack of employment opportunities. I thought Australian Aid to this country should be directed toward education especially skills development for the youth. I am actually doing my part through "Water, Education and Heath Foundation" that I am currently involved at. Thanks, Akol Liai
Akol Liai · 3 years ago
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Why has no one thought to go to where the asylum seekers are before they get on a boat and process them for settlement in Australia? After all they mostly are already assessed as true refugees. Would save alot more lives that way
Heather Povey · 3 years ago
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What sparked your interest in politics? and in particular what encouraged you to leave your career as a reporter and venture into the political realm?
Chay Conaglen · 3 years ago
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CHRISTMAS ISLAND was bought for $2.9M from Singapore in 1957.It was bought for it's supply of guano.As there is already enough guano in this country and Christmas Island is geographically part of Indonesia,why not GIVE the island to Indonesia?
tony earle · 3 years ago
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martin reusch · 3 years ago
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Mr Carr, I'm Iranian and came to Australia 7 years ago as a skilled migrant. There is no genuine asylum seeker from Iran these days. Unfortunately, all of those are economy migrants and even some of those are middle class educated and have no idea what they would confront on the way to Christmas Island! You got an embassy in Tehran and you can easily investigate the fact and reality in Iran which will find out there is no torture or human right abuse in Iran unless for criminal or those religious converter! Conversion of religion is not enough to seek asylum let alone the fact that most of those just pretend to change their religion in order to obtain Au residency by short cut. If australian skilled migration system was easier and quicker, most of those asylum seeker could have gone through the legal migration.
Milad Esmaeili · 3 years ago
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Also wanted to add, since Australian dollar gone up and on the other hand Iranian Currency value dropped significantly, it's too hard for Iranian students to come here for further education, thus some of those naive people fall into the hand of people smugglers and .... It might be good idea to ask Iranian media or even it's authority to disclose the danger and risk of this journey and its consequences. I would believe any of those claim about religion conversion because even if they convert and keep it quiet in their own home, no body harm them in Iran.
Milad Esmaeili · 3 years ago
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Correction: *wouldn't
Milad Esmaeili · 3 years ago
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Hello Minister Carr.  I am wondering how many people work in Yor office?  I have written to You about,.. (let us just say here). "The advertisement" written in memory of the passed Ross Shaw.  Contains plenty of jargon, I know.  The Liberals, when given an opportunity, responded.  Why not You?  Did read the "Advertisement" I sent You?  Course if it were to become real many Humans would not be here, they would off exploring the Cosmos and You'd miss out on their votes! 
Alan Barker · 3 years ago
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Visa entering Indonesia is not our issue, as once these people are there how are they going to be stopped from getting on boats. These people have a lot of money, & once in the country how will this stop them from leaving. I believed this is a floored solution. As a yacht ice the req. to enter Aus. are very strict , quarantine etc. these people are bringing in diseases. Please stop the handouts, why do they have to have mobiles as well as lots more than disadvantaged Australians. Thank you & I look forward to your reply
Judy Shaw · 3 years ago
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Oops, noticed after posting, Your Surname... My apologies for using my late friend's family name. I hope this has not upset You. Regards Al.
Alan Barker · 3 years ago
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Given that Christmas Island is significantly closer geographically to Indonesia than Australia Mainland then I have the solution - Give Christmas Island and other similar reefs and islands to Indonesia. This will stop the boats,
Denis Blackett · 3 years ago
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I have just posted exactly the same comment so absolutely agree with you!
tony earle · 3 years ago

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