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Editor of The Daily Examiner speaks out on the subject of asylum seekers

February 25, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin
Editor of The Daily Examiner David Moase on the subject of asylum seekers, 20 February 2014:
It is time for Australia to grow up, pull on its big boy pants and face up to the real issues involved in dealing with asylum seekers.
No longer can the government and the general population hope the problem will go away if we put people wanting refuge out of sight and out of mind.

Something for certain Clarence Valley shire councillors past and present to remember....

February 1, 2014 - 00:46 -- Admin
Certain Clarence Valley shire councillors past and present were almost fawningly eager to have this reverend lead prayers before council meetings:
At all relevant times the Anglican Diocese of Grafton had responsibility for the children in the North Coast Children’s Home....

Australia's Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, exhibits signs of political madness

January 19, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin
 
Hazarra Asylum Seekers website on 8 January 2013:
 
In an email circulated to registered Migration Agents, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison has said that his department will no longer process applications for family reunion lodged by those who came to Australia on a boat and after being recognized as ‘Refugees’ (and clearing security checks) and therefore became Australian permanent residents . The email states that ‘Family Migration visa applications sponsored by IMAs (Irregular/Illegal Maritime Arrivals – a term used for asylum seekers and their boats)  will be given the lowest processing priority.

No plans for specific ASD intelligence inquiry, says Inspector-General

December 10, 2013 - 18:57 -- Admin

Australia's Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has stated they have no plans to initiate a specific inquiry to examine allegations the Australian Signals Directorate had offered to share data about Australian citizens with foreign intelligence agencies, stating they believe current oversight of the ASD to be "sufficient".