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The people smuggler of the Gungahlin trolley queue

By johnboy - 5 June 2012 77

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The ABC’s Four Corners surprised many last night by revealing that the ACT’s public housing is playing home to an alleged people smuggling ring.

A lot of red faces throughout Canberra this morning as Immigration, ASIO, and the AFP seem to have dropped the ball.

[Image courtesy 4 Corners website]

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The people smuggler of the Gungahlin trolley queue
HenryBG 10:41 am 05 Jun 12

EvanJames said :

koro said :

i may well pay the abc 5 cents a day now-there reporters are getting attention.well done abc.t.v

Kerry O’Brien asked the question at the end of the report. All our numerous and expensvie law enforcement, government admin, intelligence services, and a shoe-string news team from an underfunded network discovers all this? What a joke.

Time to stop tolerating illegal immigration. Let’s ignore the pro-people-drowners..sorry..”smugglers”…and cut it out altogether.
Howard’s policies stopped them dead – why not do something novel and progressive, admit the Liberals showed they can manage illegal immigration, and hand over the portfolio to the libs to sort out?

p1 10:35 am 05 Jun 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

You’re absolutely right. Having a family member known to be involved in people smuggling should result in any security clearance being immediately revoked. The fact that the person in question allegedly works at Immigration makes it even worse.

What is worst is his association with shopping trolleys. Shopping trolleys are every where, we all use them. This have the potential to being down the country. Anyone who has used a trolley in the last year needs to be detained immediately, and Gungahlin needs to be nuked from orbit.

trevar 10:33 am 05 Jun 12

Apparently it pays in many ways to be protected from the real world by HousingACT…

Diggety 10:22 am 05 Jun 12

p1 said :

Ummmm, being the boss of a people smuggling ring obviously isn’t the money spinner everyone keeps suggesting if he is working as a trolley boy.

Or… With all the extra $$$ from people smuggling, perhaps there is no financial incentive to improve his income?

EvanJames 10:22 am 05 Jun 12

koro said :

i may well pay the abc 5 cents a day now-there reporters are getting attention.well done abc.t.v

Kerry O’Brien asked the question at the end of the report. All our numerous and expensvie law enforcement, government admin, intelligence services, and a shoe-string news team from an underfunded network discovers all this? What a joke.

dungfungus 10:14 am 05 Jun 12

I nominate Captain Trolley for Australian of The Year.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 10:14 am 05 Jun 12

Dilandach said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

On ABC radio last night there was a discussion about a people smuggler boasting that his wife worked for Immigration.

I’d say some investigating is called for here. At this stage it would be hard to know the truth of these matters.

The common sense thing would be to strip the security clearance of anyone found with an association such as that working for the department.

…of course the reality is that it’d never happen. It seems that short of murdering someone, there are very little repercussions for corruption in the public service.

You’re absolutely right. Having a family member known to be involved in people smuggling should result in any security clearance being immediately revoked. The fact that the person in question allegedly works at Immigration makes it even worse.

p1 10:12 am 05 Jun 12

Ummmm, being the boos of a people smuggling ring obviously isn’t the money spinner everyone keeps suggesting if he is working as a trolley boy.

On the other hand – “Dey tuk ar jerbs!” [if your jobs were moving trolleys]

Dilandach 10:02 am 05 Jun 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

On ABC radio last night there was a discussion about a people smuggler boasting that his wife worked for Immigration.

I’d say some investigating is called for here. At this stage it would be hard to know the truth of these matters.

The common sense thing would be to strip the security clearance of anyone found with an association such as that working for the department.

…of course the reality is that it’d never happen. It seems that short of murdering someone, there are very little repercussions for corruption in the public service.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 9:55 am 05 Jun 12

On ABC radio last night there was a discussion about a people smuggler boasting that his wife worked for Immigration.

I’d say some investigating is called for here. At this stage it would be hard to know the truth of these matters.

koro 9:51 am 05 Jun 12

but why do the afp jail indonesian crew for 5 years-at a cost of many thousands of $$$
and then let the snakehead bosses live in canberra with public houseing for there familys
the real story is the 100s of drowned people who payed 8-12 K to these smugglers
and the insiders in dept of immigration and afp who are giving the green light to these
smugglers-and there not hard to find
i may well pay the abc 5 cents a day now-there reporters are getting attention.well
done abc.t.v

dtc 9:29 am 05 Jun 12

Duffbowl said :

Listening to Triple J this morning, it sounds like DIAC have put up the defences, with a comment that people smuggling is a matter for the AFP. Nothing in their newsroom as yet.

The AFP (and ASIO) jump in and demand control of people smuggling and security assessments and DIAC is fairly helpless to do anything about it (eg: when there are adverse security assessments by ASIO and then ASIO tells DIAC its up to DIAC to deal with the person in detention for ever). So I think its fair enough for DIAC to say that when things go bad its the AFP that is responsible. If the AFP want to control things when they are ‘fun’, then they get to be blamed when things go bad.

Duffbowl 8:53 am 05 Jun 12

Here’s a release from the AFP, issued just before 4Corners went to air…
http://www.afp.gov.au/media-centre/news/afp/2012/june/AFP-response-to-reporting-on-people-smuggling-matters.aspx

Duffbowl 8:38 am 05 Jun 12

Listening to Triple J this morning, it sounds like DIAC have put up the defences, with a comment that people smuggling is a matter for the AFP. Nothing in their newsroom as yet.

Dilandach 8:34 am 05 Jun 12

and you just know it’ll take beyond an act of god/fsm to remove anyone doing the wrong thing in the public housing system.

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