First things first: They are not “Asylum Seekers.” They are Illegal Aliens who have committed a crime by paying tens of thousands of dollars to Indonesian pirates to illegally smuggle them into Australia.
Plea to free sad asylum kids
Sean Fewster | Herald Sun | March 08, 2011
AN Iranian boy and girl have asked a court to release them from an asylum seeker camp centre because they are sad.
The children, aged three and eight, say they will not recover from nightmares about their boat trip to Australia unless they are released from custody.
A Federal Court action, filed by their parents, is levelled against Inverbrackie Detention Centre, in the Adelaide Hills, which opened in December.
The parents want to be released as well.
The following comment was rejected by the Herald Sun’s Andrew Bolt Blog and the originating Herald Sun article.
I was at the Inverbrackie Detention Centre only two weeks ago. There is no razor wire. The main street into the former Army Married Quarters is blocked by a boom gate with an elderly gentleman ready to check your authorisation if you bother to knock on his door. Other street entries into the area are blocked by medium sized gates. Even pool fencing supplies more security. Community parks and playgrounds are surrounded by low wire fencing that any teenager could hurdle. And security personnel? Not a uniform to be seen. The houses themselves are the basic 1980′s design Army Married Quarters, upgraded with air-conditioning, full furnishings, wide screen TV’s, internet, white goods, … all the mod cons that no Army Married Quarter has ever or will ever receive.
As someone who spent many years living in Army Married Quarters in conditions nowhere near as pleasant as Inverbrackie Detention Centre, perhaps I should sue the Fed for the trauma inflicted upon me while being forced to live in such horrendous substandard conditions?
Cailen Cambeul of Adelaide, SA