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Ever needed an excuse to egg a house?

By Diggety - 28 July 2013 21

ABC News reports that a Filipino lady was treated like a slave, made to surrender her passport and overworked without pay. All while being confined to the house.

The report only mentions the slave-master was ‘a foreign diplomat’, and does not specify which country. I’m presuming the house was an embassy but don’t know which one. From a legal perspective, that’s probably a good thing.

Nevertheless, it deserves a good egging. Maybe hurl some empty beer cans to give it Australian flavour.

Let’s hope this lady has a few wins in future.

[ED – RiotACT strongly suggests you hold off from any vigilante action]

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21 Responses to
Ever needed an excuse to egg a house?
BimboGeek 7:17 pm 29 Jul 13

Diplomatic immunity isn’t absolute but there is always the option to kick them all out and ask their government to send someone else. Assuming of course that the replacement wouldn’t do the same thing in which case they need to be carefully watched before being allowed back.

beardedclam 4:01 pm 29 Jul 13

no excuse required

KB1971 2:44 pm 29 Jul 13

Deref said :

Another excellent argument for ending the nonsense of diplomatic immunity.

I didnt know there was an argument for it… ? Since when?

54-11 12:43 pm 29 Jul 13

When they were building the Saudi ambassador’s home at the top of Brereton St in Garran, they excavated little concrete rooms very deep in the rock under the house.

I was told they were secure comms rooms, but they looked more like dungeons to me. Very suss…

dungfungus 9:22 am 29 Jul 13

A similar event was reported years ago (in fact, everyone who works in and Embassy/High Commission knows this is common practice) but in this case the exploited worker sought revenge by setting fire to the diplomats house.

RedDogInCan 9:22 am 29 Jul 13

Mind you, listening to the tales from friends of mine who have been posted overseas, some of our senior diplomats don’t behave much better.

bundah 9:17 am 29 Jul 13

Deref said :

Another excellent argument for ending the nonsense of diplomatic immunity.

Whenever I see diplomatic immunity mentioned invariably the character portraying the South African diplomat from Lethal Weapon 2 irritatingly surfaces in my consciousness,enough already!!

Silentforce 9:07 am 29 Jul 13

Casting a wide net here with these thoughts-

In relation to some diplomatic missions, I wonder if the AFP on the outside question what they are protecting on the other side of the fence; and

I’ve considered that many older inner-south Canberra homes seem to lend themselves to Clevelandesque activities with their large blocks, protective shrubbery, attic rooms and outbuildings. Some have basements/cellars which are not common in most modern Australian homes.

johnboy 9:03 am 29 Jul 13

more an anachronism than a nonsense.

the trouble is there are parts of the world where our own diplomats still need it.

Deref 9:01 am 29 Jul 13

Another excellent argument for ending the nonsense of diplomatic immunity.

Ben_Dover 6:57 am 29 Jul 13

Zan said :

Suggesting egging a house puts you in the same league as the slave owner. It would be better to put your energies to something more worthwhile.

ROTFLMFFAO!! My aching sides…..

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 11:18 pm 28 Jul 13

Zan said :

Suggesting egging a house puts you in the same league as the slave owner. It would be better to put your energies to something more worthwhile.

Just stop and think about what you just posted…

Zan 10:59 pm 28 Jul 13

Suggesting egging a house puts you in the same league as the slave owner. It would be better to put your energies to something more worthwhile.

EvanJames 9:24 pm 28 Jul 13

The practise of importing foreign staff and keeping them as slaves has been happening for years, it’s often foreign embassy officials doing it. This isn’t a one-off.

DrKoresh 5:24 pm 28 Jul 13

I saw that earlier and I seriously hope that they’re named and shamed, especially if they’re protected from prosecution through diplomatic immunity or some s***. This is an absolute disgrace, please keep us updated if you hear anything more.

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