Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Quote of the Day: 'This point-scoring and deal-making is absurd'


"...even if we were 'the best people in the world,' or Nobel-Prize winning geniuses, we would not be allowed into Australia....
"In the four years we have been imprisoned on Manus Island we have experienced three Prime Ministers. But our usefulness as a political football has never changed. This point-scoring and deal-making is absurd ."
~ Behrouz Boochani, refugee on Manus Island, Sydney Morning Herald, August 9, 2017

3 comments:

  1. the Drunken Watchman9 Aug 2017, 21:14:00

    lot's of language spin and legislated definition changes these days, so just to get this clear.. does "imprisoned" mean they are not allowed to leave?

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  2. the Drunken Watchman11 Aug 2017, 18:39:00

    PC, you posted the quote....

    do you know if the refugees on Manus Island are free to leave? A common understanding of "imprisonment" is that a "prisoner" cannot leave - is this the case here, do you know?

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  3. the Drunken Watchman12 Aug 2017, 16:51:00

    oh.... nothing.

    Should the wording on this site be taken with a grain of salt?

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