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Greens block asylum solution
While the finger pointing for the asylum seeker policy stalemate has been squared at the opposition the Greens have also vowed not to back the governments Malaysia solution. Paul Murray spoke to Greens Immigration spokesperson Sarah Hanson-Young.
Think about this when people carry on about why Asylum Seekers bypass south east Asia to Australia from say Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. In the late 1970s and early 1980s when Vietnamese and Cambodians sailed to Australia they did not stop in Indonesia, and they came in a wave of boats, in greater numbers - however we didn't bleat about why they didn't stop in Malaysia or Indonesia...
Why was that so? And what has changed?
Gerry GeorgatosGerry Georgatos Monday 25 June, 2012 - 1:07 PM
The Malaysian Option is not a solution - this would not stop boats and furthermore would loom regional tensions. Nauru and Manus are not options. The boats had stopped after September 2001 because they were being turned back by the RAN - people died on the return journey so why would others try to reach Asylum in Australia; instead they languished in regional camps and in border regions, Iran and Pakistan, similar to the Horn of Africa, from the affected countries they were fleeing from, others died in various 'Killing Fields' such as in Sri Lanka and Taliban strongholds of Hazara peoples.
The problems all have to do with the migration walls - resettlement numbers being raised and working with our neighbours rather than imposing our interests over our neighbours are where the solutions res.
In the 1980s there was some working with one another - with Galang in Indonesia and Hei Li Chau off Hong Kong and resettlements occurred.
However the world's displaced peoples cannot be resolved in entirety by resettlement without numbers being lifted - foreign policy is the key to displaced peoples issues - however with numbers of refugees such as we have and less than we what had late 1970s and early 1980s from Pol Pot Cambodia and from Vietnam they can be resettled.
Gerry GeorgatosGerry Georgatos Monday 25 June, 2012 - 12:13 PM