Protests call for new asylum policy to be dumped

July 20, 2013

Perth protestors against new asylum seeker policies

Perth protestors against new asylum seeker policies

About 200 people gathered in Perth’s CBD to protest against the Federal Government’s tough new approach to asylum seekers.

The Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced yesterday that asylum seekers who arrived by boat would be processed on Papua New Guinea and would be resettled there if their claim was found to be legitimate.

Under the plan they would not have the opportunity of settlement in Australia.

Protests against the policy are being held across the country, with about 200 people gathering in Perth to call for the changes to be scrapped.

Greens Senator Scott Ludlum was at the Perth protest and said the policy showed there was no depth to which Mr Rudd will not sink in order for momentary political advantage and political opportunity.

“Let’s make no mistake here about what’s being done,” he said.

“This is a proposal so offensive that even Scott Morrison and Tony Abbott hadn’t thought of it.”

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-20/perth-protest/4832912

 

4 Comments

Filed under Human Rights and Refugee Activists, Public Reaction/Perception Towards Asylum Seekers

4 responses to “Protests call for new asylum policy to be dumped

  1. MR.RUDD AND HIS PARTY FAILED TO CREATE A POSITVE THOUGHT ABOUT HUMMANBEING,FACING WORST CIRCUMSTANCES IN THEIRE COUNTRIES WHILE THE WORLD EVEN THE UNO ARE WEL AWARED OF THE GENOCIDE CASES OF HAZARAH IN PAKISTAN,PLEASE PRIME MINISTER DUMP THE NEW POLICY ON HUMMANATARIAN GROUNDS,I HAVE LOST MY TWO YOUNG BROTHERS IN PAKISTAN.

  2. Geert Wilders

    does anyone want to join me to protest AGAINST the protesters. Great policy. Finally Labor got something right. Well done

  3. Good work Rudd, now genuine refugees get a chance. Saeeda – Australia takes in as many refugees per capita as most western nations. This policy is about stopping people paying people smugglers and travelling by boat, no stopping our intake of refugees.

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