How many deplorables, did you say?

Just when we thought we’d dodged a bullet in accepting a bunch of rejects from Manus Island, we discover that our offer is not a one-time acceptance of 150 deplorables, but 150 every year. If every other country reneges, we could end up with 600 over the next few years. Our offer is still on the table.  Quote. 

The office of Immigration Minister Ian Lees Galloway has confirmed New Zealand’s offer to resettle refugees from Australian offshore detention is for 150 per year.” End of quote.

Yikes! The ‘best’ of the illegals dumped on Manus Island have been relocated elsewhere. Australia quietly snuck some in when no-one was looking and the United States took 300, so you can bet your bottom dollar that the remainder are men whose stories didn’t check out or whose mental health and/or behaviour renders them untrainable and unemployable. Great, the dregs of the dregs.

Manus Island detainee protest October 2017

Some of them still can’t speak English despite the availability of English lessons.  This makes it difficult to provide the correct medications when they are sick, also mental health is a problem. Quote. 

The prevalence of mental health issues prevented many refugees from attending English lessons, previously available during their five year exile, the refugee said, meaning they often did not understand how to take medicines they were prescribed.” End of quote.

Either they were unable to, or just couldn’t be bothered learning English, insisting instead on the supply of interpreters thank you very much.  This indicates assimilation into an English speaking country is nigh on impossible.

When human rights organisations got involved they encouraged the illegals to raise their expectations about what others should be doing for them, instead of what they could be doing for themselves and others.  Quote. 

Kurdish asylum seeker Benham Satah has been translating for refugees in Port Moresby’s Pacific International Hospital.

He said a promise to provide interpreters by telephone had not been fulfilled.

“This is a problem because the men are giving consent to procedures they don’t understand,” Mr Satah said.

“PNG Immigration put up a notice and promised telephone interpreters in Manus and also Port Moresby. Why don’t we have them when we get sick?” End of quote.

The answer to this question is another question: why didn’t you bother to learn English?  A year was more than long enough for the following hernia patient to learn the rudiments of a new language. But no, he knew his rights and he expected a translator to be provided.  In any event, no one was listening. Quote.

A refugee waiting for over a year for a hernia operation was given the wrong medication because of miscommunication, Mr Satah said.” End of quote.

Mr Satah has not grasped the fact that the PNG government doesn’t actually care about the illegals after witnessing their deplorable behaviour and, in conflicts with the locals, they understandably side with their own.

When the Manus Island refugee centre was officially closed in October last year, locals didn’t want them moving into their villages so they took matters into their own hands. The PNG government set their miltary loose on them too.  Quote. 

The fear is that their arrival [to local Lorengau town] will be met with violence from the local community. An aggressive response would not be unprecedented given the history of interactions between refugee and local populations.

In 2014, Lorengau locals attacked the Manus centre, killing one refugee and injuring 77. In recent months, local people have warned detainees: “If you come to Lorengau we will be forced to attack you.”

With the Manus centre closed, those remaining lack security wherever they are.

Considering that PNG sailors attacked the camp in April this year, firing at detainees and buildings, the PNG Navy can hardly be considered an alternative source of protection.” End of quote.

Little wonder the Aussie government sees Cindy’s offer as divine help from on high and is falling over itself to accommodate her.  Their one proviso is that these models of ‘unable to be assimilated’ men are never allowed to cross the ditch back into Australia.  That bad huh?

In order for us to take them, and stop them going back to Aussie, we could pass a law specifically forbidding Manus Island Kiwis from re-entering Australia.

But Winston woke from his slumber long enough to point out that creating a special law for them would effectively make them second class citizens, which he is against. Yay, we are saved by ‘Winston’s one law for all.’  Then he dozed off again.

The Australians are understandably anxious to be shot of them, with no bounce-back allowed, and are suggesting that they could pass their own law forbidding Australian re-entry to Kiwi Manus Island migrants.  This could work, as long as Australia doesn’t have their own Winston with a picky attitude about second class citizens.

Cindy is on a bender to impress the United Nations with her rescue of the Manus Island low-life, because the UN will give her a huge tick of approval if she pulls this off.

In Cindy’s world, the United Nations trumps the Kiwi voter and, with Winston still snoozing and Australia staring at its navel, we wait with bated breath for the outcome.


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