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#BringThemHere snap protest in Braddon today

By Charlotte Harper - 29 April 2016 15

Gillian Triggs
An unaffiliated group of Canberra citizens has organized a snap action protest at 12.30pm today outside the Department of Immigration & Border Protection in Braddon to call on the Australian Government bring asylum seekers from Manus Island and Nauru to be processed in the Australian community.

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced yesterday that the Australian-run detention centre on Manus Island would close following a Supreme Court decision there ruling it illegal.

The protest today follows a Refugee Action Group Canberra event last night at which 1500 people heard President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs (pictured above) speak about human rights abuses and the Australian Government’s refugee policy. Video of her speech is available here.

A spokesperson for the organisers of today’s snap action, Simon Copland, said the success of the crowd-funded legal challenge in PNG to the detention centre on Manus Island was a huge blow to the Coalition Government’s asylum seeker policy.

“The Manus Island detention centre is not just illegal but utterly inhumane. The Government’s nasty policy has been thrown into turmoil and now is the time to make a change,” he said.

“With this decision we demand that those on Manus and Nauru all be brought to safety, to the Australian mainland, to be processed fairly in the community. It is time we end this brutish policy once and for all and bring them here.”

Where: Outside Department of Immigration & Border Protection, Lonsdale St, Braddon
When: Today, 12:30pm
Speakers: Diana Andel-Rahman, recent Order of Australia Medal recipient and Christina Hobbs, Greens Senate candidate for the ACT.

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#BringThemHere snap protest in Braddon today
dungfungus 11:49 am 03 May 16

JC said :

Mordd said :

“With this decision we demand that those on Manus and Nauru all be brought to safety, to the Australian mainland, to be processed fairly in the community.”
So what guarantees are there that these unidentified “refugees” will adhere to Australia’s laws, remain contactable by officials instead of disappearing into the woodwork of the Australian underworld and be able to contribute to our economy instead of becoming yet another leech in the welfare system?
If they don’t have identification, they should not be allowed to roam freely in this country. If they haven’t been determined to be a genuine refugee of political or racial prejudice, then they should be sent back to their country of origin. Bringing them into Australia is simply a ruse to open up other avenues under Australian and international law to release them into the Australian community before their status has been determined and then what do we get? Apex gang ring any bells? This particular mob isn’t even necessarily composed of illegal residents but yet they are bringing their own social issues and attitudes into our streets, to the demise of our society’s safety. What then if unknown people’s who come here under the guise of “I’m being persecuted in my own country”, will be the result of them disappearing into gangs, working for unscrupulous operators for third world wages and never assimilating into our way of life?
There are compassionate reasons to help some of these people, I am not denying that, but why are there over five times as many men than there are women and children combined? Why do they deliberately destroy their documents before arriving? There has to be dishonest motives for these people and that is the type of person I do not want roaming the streets of my country.

What about statistics that show the majority of ppl from overseas who commit crimes here or disappear on their visas entered the country legally via airplane on student or tourist visas. I think you’ve been listenting to Drumpf rhetoric a bit too much.

You may be correct because all the members of the Apex Gang came here on visas:
https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/31494363/apex-gang-believed-behind-another-melbourne-home-invasion-holding-man-at-gunpoint/#page1

dungfungus 5:55 pm 02 May 16

JC said :

Mordd said :

“With this decision we demand that those on Manus and Nauru all be brought to safety, to the Australian mainland, to be processed fairly in the community.”
So what guarantees are there that these unidentified “refugees” will adhere to Australia’s laws, remain contactable by officials instead of disappearing into the woodwork of the Australian underworld and be able to contribute to our economy instead of becoming yet another leech in the welfare system?
If they don’t have identification, they should not be allowed to roam freely in this country. If they haven’t been determined to be a genuine refugee of political or racial prejudice, then they should be sent back to their country of origin. Bringing them into Australia is simply a ruse to open up other avenues under Australian and international law to release them into the Australian community before their status has been determined and then what do we get? Apex gang ring any bells? This particular mob isn’t even necessarily composed of illegal residents but yet they are bringing their own social issues and attitudes into our streets, to the demise of our society’s safety. What then if unknown people’s who come here under the guise of “I’m being persecuted in my own country”, will be the result of them disappearing into gangs, working for unscrupulous operators for third world wages and never assimilating into our way of life?
There are compassionate reasons to help some of these people, I am not denying that, but why are there over five times as many men than there are women and children combined? Why do they deliberately destroy their documents before arriving? There has to be dishonest motives for these people and that is the type of person I do not want roaming the streets of my country.

What about statistics that show the majority of ppl from overseas who commit crimes here or disappear on their visas entered the country legally via airplane on student or tourist visas. I think you’ve been listenting to Drumpf rhetoric a bit too much.

Well, what about them? Where are they?

Mordd 2:39 pm 02 May 16

Mordd said :

“With this decision we demand that those on Manus and Nauru all be brought to safety, to the Australian mainland, to be processed fairly in the community.”
So what guarantees are there that these unidentified “refugees” will adhere to Australia’s laws, remain contactable by officials instead of disappearing into the woodwork of the Australian underworld and be able to contribute to our economy instead of becoming yet another leech in the welfare system?
If they don’t have identification, they should not be allowed to roam freely in this country. If they haven’t been determined to be a genuine refugee of political or racial prejudice, then they should be sent back to their country of origin. Bringing them into Australia is simply a ruse to open up other avenues under Australian and international law to release them into the Australian community before their status has been determined and then what do we get? Apex gang ring any bells? This particular mob isn’t even necessarily composed of illegal residents but yet they are bringing their own social issues and attitudes into our streets, to the demise of our society’s safety. What then if unknown people’s who come here under the guise of “I’m being persecuted in my own country”, will be the result of them disappearing into gangs, working for unscrupulous operators for third world wages and never assimilating into our way of life?
There are compassionate reasons to help some of these people, I am not denying that, but why are there over five times as many men than there are women and children combined? Why do they deliberately destroy their documents before arriving? There has to be dishonest motives for these people and that is the type of person I do not want roaming the streets of my country.

What about statistics that show the majority of ppl from overseas who commit crimes here or disappear on their visas entered the country legally via airplane on student or tourist visas. I think you’ve been listenting to Drumpf rhetoric a bit too much.

dungfungus 1:15 pm 02 May 16

Mordd said :

“With this decision we demand that those on Manus and Nauru all be brought to safety, to the Australian mainland, to be processed fairly in the community.”
So what guarantees are there that these unidentified “refugees” will adhere to Australia’s laws, remain contactable by officials instead of disappearing into the woodwork of the Australian underworld and be able to contribute to our economy instead of becoming yet another leech in the welfare system?
If they don’t have identification, they should not be allowed to roam freely in this country. If they haven’t been determined to be a genuine refugee of political or racial prejudice, then they should be sent back to their country of origin. Bringing them into Australia is simply a ruse to open up other avenues under Australian and international law to release them into the Australian community before their status has been determined and then what do we get? Apex gang ring any bells? This particular mob isn’t even necessarily composed of illegal residents but yet they are bringing their own social issues and attitudes into our streets, to the demise of our society’s safety. What then if unknown people’s who come here under the guise of “I’m being persecuted in my own country”, will be the result of them disappearing into gangs, working for unscrupulous operators for third world wages and never assimilating into our way of life?
There are compassionate reasons to help some of these people, I am not denying that, but why are there over five times as many men than there are women and children combined? Why do they deliberately destroy their documents before arriving? There has to be dishonest motives for these people and that is the type of person I do not want roaming the streets of my country.

“There are compassionate reasons to help some of these people”
Name me two.

Nilrem 10:12 am 02 May 16

Mordd said :

“With this decision we demand that those on Manus and Nauru all be brought to safety, to the Australian mainland, to be processed fairly in the community.”
So what guarantees are there that these unidentified “refugees” will adhere to Australia’s laws, remain contactable by officials instead of disappearing into the woodwork of the Australian underworld and be able to contribute to our economy instead of becoming yet another leech in the welfare system?
If they don’t have identification, they should not be allowed to roam freely in this country. If they haven’t been determined to be a genuine refugee of political or racial prejudice, then they should be sent back to their country of origin. Bringing them into Australia is simply a ruse to open up other avenues under Australian and international law to release them into the Australian community before their status has been determined and then what do we get? Apex gang ring any bells? This particular mob isn’t even necessarily composed of illegal residents but yet they are bringing their own social issues and attitudes into our streets, to the demise of our society’s safety. What then if unknown people’s who come here under the guise of “I’m being persecuted in my own country”, will be the result of them disappearing into gangs, working for unscrupulous operators for third world wages and never assimilating into our way of life?
There are compassionate reasons to help some of these people, I am not denying that, but why are there over five times as many men than there are women and children combined? Why do they deliberately destroy their documents before arriving? There has to be dishonest motives for these people and that is the type of person I do not want roaming the streets of my country.

Thankfully all Australians are scrupulously honest and ethical. That’s the beauty of our country.

wildturkeycanoe 4:54 pm 01 May 16

“With this decision we demand that those on Manus and Nauru all be brought to safety, to the Australian mainland, to be processed fairly in the community.”
So what guarantees are there that these unidentified “refugees” will adhere to Australia’s laws, remain contactable by officials instead of disappearing into the woodwork of the Australian underworld and be able to contribute to our economy instead of becoming yet another leech in the welfare system?
If they don’t have identification, they should not be allowed to roam freely in this country. If they haven’t been determined to be a genuine refugee of political or racial prejudice, then they should be sent back to their country of origin. Bringing them into Australia is simply a ruse to open up other avenues under Australian and international law to release them into the Australian community before their status has been determined and then what do we get? Apex gang ring any bells? This particular mob isn’t even necessarily composed of illegal residents but yet they are bringing their own social issues and attitudes into our streets, to the demise of our society’s safety. What then if unknown people’s who come here under the guise of “I’m being persecuted in my own country”, will be the result of them disappearing into gangs, working for unscrupulous operators for third world wages and never assimilating into our way of life?
There are compassionate reasons to help some of these people, I am not denying that, but why are there over five times as many men than there are women and children combined? Why do they deliberately destroy their documents before arriving? There has to be dishonest motives for these people and that is the type of person I do not want roaming the streets of my country.

Masquara 10:38 am 01 May 16

london said :

Nilrem said :

How many mainstream Canberrans attended?

Yeah! Why don’t people who don’t care about anything except finding a parking spot go?

Exactly. If you can garner support from people who aren’t already actively involved, that would make the federal pollies prick up their ears just a little. They won’t take any notice of a small group with already committed opinions.

dungfungus 5:54 pm 30 Apr 16

Nilrem said :

How many mainstream Canberrans attended?

I counted 40 people in one photo on a Facebook post. I don’t know if they were “mainstream” Canberrans.
And that speaker’s correct name is Diana Abdel-Rahman.

Roksteddy 4:37 pm 30 Apr 16

Nilrem said :

How many mainstream Canberrans attended?

What are mainstream Canberrans?

rubaiyat 1:54 pm 30 Apr 16

Nilrem said :

How many mainstream Canberrans attended?

Yeah! Why don’t people who don’t care about anything except finding a parking spot go?

dungfungus 12:30 pm 30 Apr 16

How many of these “Manus marooned malcontents” is Gillian Triggs prepared to host and sponsor with money out of here own pocket?

Lazy I 10:40 am 30 Apr 16

You regularly detail the fashion sense of court attendees in minute detail, but you can’t report on the number of people involved in this ‘snap protest’?

Care to provide some specifics?

Is this the same protest that had a photo posted by Christina Hobbs of the Greens?

https://goo.gl/zmx0NB

Mordd 12:37 am 30 Apr 16

Pity there wasn’t more notice on this, I would have gone if id known about it even 48hrs in advance. Any news on how many people turned up?

Masquara 8:48 pm 29 Apr 16

How many mainstream Canberrans attended?

Blen_Carmichael 5:24 pm 29 Apr 16

“Speakers: Diana Andel-Rahman, recent Order of Australia Medal recipient…”

Not just an Order of Australian Medal recipient, mind you. A recent Order of Australian Medal recipient, which will require two dips of me lid.

“An unaffiliated group of Canberra citizens has organized a snap action protest…”

Unaffiliated?

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