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Chinese builders busted in belco

By johnboy - 8 July 2009 24

The Canberra Times has story on a group of mostly Chinese construction workers feeling the wrath of a department of immigration raid yesterday.

    Eight of those questioned were Chinese nationals, with one Thai and one South Korean man also questioned.

    All of those transported to Villawood were Chinese nationals.

    The nine men and one woman were working at a site at the corner of Ginninderra and Aikman drives, with most of them involved in tiling and plastering work.

While it was a St Hilliers site it will be sub-contractors catching it for the breaches.

And by popular demand here’s the South Park view of the immigration debate from the Season 8 Episode, Goobacks:

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Chinese builders busted in belco
braddonboy 11:58 am 08 Jul 09

Wonder what took ’em so long. When the internal fitout of the Glebe Park apartments was being done earlier this year, I would see this group of Asian plasterers/painters etc on my way to and from work every day. It never occurred to me that they might be illegal immigrants; rather a group of entrepreneurial types making their way in a new country. Guess the subbie who employed ’em was the entrepreneur and probably paid ’em lousy money to boot.

mutley 11:33 am 08 Jul 09

I’m guessing those workers didn’t want to join the union, so they got dobbed in

johnboy 11:27 am 08 Jul 09

G-Fresh said :

Reporter:
Aaron, I’m standing at the time border

where some kind of mass protest has

broken out. Hundreds of men who have

lost their jobs to time immigrants are

here having sex with one another. These

men have apparently sucked and screwed

their way across the state and are now

here at the time border trying to get

national attention. These unemployed

men have been having sex for several

days. Joining me is their spokesperson,

Randy Marsh. Mr. Marsh, what exactly

are you trying to accomplish?

For those who missed the South Park episode:

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/104260. [NSFW]

LlamaFrog 11:24 am 08 Jul 09

weeziepops said :

It was A raid, not A department. If it was in Belco, imagine they were working on the Immigration building.

When was the last time you were in Belconnen? the immigration campus is finished. now they occupy even more space then they did when they built their custom built single national office building.

Jim Jones 11:14 am 08 Jul 09

harley said :

punkarella said :

Dey took eeew JOBS!

Dtokrjaar!

back to the manpile!!!

G-Fresh 11:13 am 08 Jul 09

Reporter:
Aaron, I’m standing at the time border where some kind of mass protest has broken out. Hundreds of men who have lost their jobs to time immigrants are here having sex with one another. These men have apparently sucked and screwed their way across the state and are now here at the time border trying to get national attention. These unemployed men have been having sex for several days. Joining me is their spokesperson, Randy Marsh. Mr. Marsh, what exactly are you trying to accomplish?

Skidbladnir 11:06 am 08 Jul 09

I missed the word ‘raid’ which changes things slightly, but I still think the sentence is abysmal.

Yes, its ‘a’ raid, but how many Belconnen raids do they do in a single day? The DIAC’s Territory Office isn’t particularly large.

FC 11:00 am 08 Jul 09

weeziepops said :

It was A raid, not A department. If it was in Belco, imagine they were working on the Immigration building.

I would agree that it should be an ‘a’ instead of a ‘the’.
If it was a ‘The’ it would imply a singular raid (like an annual, planned even), rather than ‘a’ raid, which would read to me, as one of many that may occur.

chewy14 10:52 am 08 Jul 09

punkarella said :

Dey took eeew JOBS!

Thats just wong.

weeziepops 10:45 am 08 Jul 09

It was A raid, not A department. If it was in Belco, imagine they were working on the Immigration building.

Skidbladnir 10:42 am 08 Jul 09

“a department of immigration”?
You mean the Department of Immigration.

astrojax 10:35 am 08 Jul 09

personally, i just applaud jb’s alliteration…

harley 10:33 am 08 Jul 09

punkarella said :

Dey took eeew JOBS!

Dtokrjaar!

trevar 10:32 am 08 Jul 09

Dey don’t took my jobs; I don’t wanna be a tiler!

punkarella 9:56 am 08 Jul 09

Dey took eeew JOBS!

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