Tuesday, June 06, 2006
I read the other day the reason our beloved Immigration minister denied the last Papuan Asylum seeker asylum was because he (David Wainggai) has a valid visa for Japan which expires in September. As soon as it expires he can and will then appeal this judgement and try to gain asylum in Australia. It all seems like smoke and mirrors! As soon as this issue is off the front page it is business as usual. In other words, a long wait in a far off detention centre. It would be far more humane to bring this individual onto the mainland where he could have contact with family and his support base. But that would be contra the Government's principles of isolating and disenfranchising refugees.