Tuesday, April 21, 2015

An extraordinarily dubious exercise

Asylum seekers returned to Vietnam by Australian Navy had claims assessed at sea, UNHCR says 

That headline doesn't quite gel with the body of the story, as it sounds as if the UNHCR does not know the details of the "screening" at all.

I also consider it rather likely that a boatload of Vietnamese on a boat may have better reason to be leaving their country than the average Muslim Middle Eastern refugee leaving Indonesia or Malaysia to get to Australia.

And I still think it is a scandalous matter the way this government uses "operational matters" to refuse to disclose details of what they have just done.

Why is the lazy media just shrugging their shoulders about that?

1 comment:

Not Trampis said...

utterly disgraceful.

The idea anyone can screen anybody at sea is ludicrous.