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Friday, 19 July 2013

A Day of Shame

This article says it all about the new asylum seeker policy that Rudd has brought in... I feel very sad about this...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/19/christine-milne-day-of-shame?INTCMP=SRCH

Friday, 12 July 2013

Compassion for Refugees!

http://compassion4refugees.blogspot.com.au/

This site has really good links, campaigns and stories from people who are compassionate and understanding. They have a facebook page and a twitter as well.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Child refugee drawings

The following link takes you to the UN Refugee Agency website. Children tell their story through drawings... http://www.unrefugees.org/site/c.lfIQKSOwFqG/b.4803695/

Get Up Manus Island

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Tony Abbott- ignorant, ignoble, idiotic.





Now, most of my friends know that i don't like Tony Abbott. Not one bit. In fact, I detest the man. I often use a phrase from my grandma (who is a moderately conservative woman);  'Tony Abbott is a disgusting human being'.

Last week he further showed Australia how ignorant he is about issues of International Human Rights Law, by again saying that those who arrive on Australian shores by boat are 'illegal'.

Under international law, people have a right to seek asylum from persecution and other serious human rights abuses. In turn, governments have an obligation not to send them to territories where they face a real chance of harm.

It has been said over and over, and he must be aware that the use of the word 'illegal' when referring to asylum seekers is against international law, and he is deliberately inflaming public opinion by continuing to use the term. He has no idea, having never visited those in indefinite detention, of the enormous pain and trauma he is inflicting by keeping public opinion the way it is. I believe that the God he pretends to respect will not recognize him when they finally meet face to face. 

Deliberately causing harm and distress to those who have suffered so much trauma already is, as my grandma would say, disgusting. 

Tony- you disgust me. 



Siva's Poem


A Stem of beautiful rose bush cut off and planted, few days later they were buts on the stem as a new comer. I was similar manner to my birth, both of my parent’s wish I was born from my mother on the war loud. when I was been in whom the heard beet might be changed frequently it was unknown to me but my mother ever had distress of afraid of war this was the significant of war, there was a beautiful for every bad from the stem, likewise I hope that when I was born my family would have been with pleasure in my house. Now the stem but grows strong roots which was seen by farmer. The bushes just ready to replant during mu younger period also had been like the bush. I hope that the plant being with beautiful as show my displaced give be the new & new experience in my life I thought that the bush also had new experience. The bush replanted but there was no fatique in the bush but it was lost its environment and I also lost my society and relations which induced more pain and fatique exist as the symptom in my life later the bush grew up well according to the environment   there is no exception in my life
Long days took after the bush by the farmer there is no flowers from the bush so the farmer thought to put fertilizer likewise my life also in the camp. When I stay in the camp without coming out sometime
 I  will get call from psychiatric  if I go there he ask 5 questions as usual as follows; do you feel sleepy? Can you eat? can you get the call to home? do you get the nightmare? Do you thing to commit suicide? These are the questions , these questions never be changed but the psycian  may be changed according to the situation of the refuges aim some doctors may ask “Do you commit to nightmare”so that night cannot sleep with thinking about suicide . this question would have been as the advice for the suicide. When I think about my family I’ll cry but cannot cry loudly while the panic with me, before put the fertilizer by farmer the bush blossomed for beautiful flower certainly they were with brightness but there non  to enjoy but the human like more flower from the bush than the leaves. This is the sign of human society . few months later the fertilizer put under the  bush and I laught with panic because bush and I both were in the similar manner the bush lived well for I want to live happy without thinking I used to swallow mirtazapine tablets for the happiness for the last four years.
I want to forget certain life of the society for which I need to laugh unwritten law I never smoke & drink today I swallowed  and laughed without anyone makes comic I used the tablets for laugh this society likes to see me in this condition beginning from the world so many leaders born up to now and they cannot make love or kind in the camp life , it is a dream and put the water more and more to the bush because I know the effect of fertilizer & as I know the strength of effect of the tablets which gives me the effect as tasteless and unanalyses , less thinking less sleeping stomach pain & body pain .almost my five sensors  are lost now .the bush as much more flowers all the peoples are enjoying when they are looking but the bush lose the certain strength this is unknown to others but I know this but I have the experience in the camp , I lived here really to this country as a refuge for the last four years as the reason I have been truly to the ASIO as passed me thousand of thousand refuges living well I know more people of those crowed where is the thugs and guilty who never attend the psychiatric & never want the struggle would give hand to them which also truth to them I cannot analysis that how I’ll be in the future for which the country must analyses that what is my future life  but I’ll live well . the herpes of the bush dried and the bushes are fatique and it is near to the end . the gardener watch it and thought to keep for few days until the new plants arrive in the last moment the bush blows some flowers with pain without reality so the same thing happened to me with the panic the days gone when I was in the WEIPA queen land if ask some water to the nurse who told me to take some water at the moment if I had angry the another day gave me more mirtazapine tablets , for that reason I never get angry this is the condition , if I take more tablets it is harmful to the body this is exception in the medical system likewise more panic without tear cannot tell by words the reflection of the panic cannot bring out the tear which was subsided already
The reflection of beauties , this bush has been certainly little beauty flower & measure this bush nearly about death. She has no any fertilizer for the bush to become really life and it has no life in the scientific world , it is death it is end, entirely finished ..
I am ?

A psychiatric nurse is calling me..

written by a man in indefinite detention.

Letter From a man in Indefinite Detention


Here is a letter that was given to me by one of the men who has been in detention in Australia for longer than 4 years. He was a journalist in Sri Lanka. I have known him for almost 2 years now, he is a wonderful man, smart, funny, hardworking, - exactly the kind of person Australia needs.



We Tamils left our country , Sri Lanka , we had to flee from the violence as it was not safe to remain
there; becasue of the armed forces. Leave our country, that we called home, was indeed a very difficult
decision that we had to make ,Some of us in making this decision, had to leave out wives and
children, with a few pregnant. More over, everyone had to leave their parents, and extended family,
braving the might of the Ocean, not sure whether we would reach our destination, or just another
addition to the count; lives lost at sea.
Fortunately, by the grace of God, or an act of faith, we reached this promised land, culled Australia
in the hope of finding safety and security. We were glad that we were accepted as refugees, and
dreamt that we would them be granted a visa. However, for 53 Tamil clients; this dream, has turned
out to be mental torture. ASIO had assessed us as being a securing risk, and we would like to pose
the question to the Australian government, to whom? Sadly , most of us have been in detention for
four, or more years, with no reason given to us, how we were assessed as a security risk.
I would like to ask ASIO, to give me the reasons, how they have assessed me to be a security risk. If
they can provide me with a valid reason, I am prepared to accept it,and to be put in jail, if I am a
genuine thereat to the people of Australia.
I and my friends have been held in detention for so long, that we have developed a routine
pattern. We are awake all night, whilst some of us go to bed, tossing and turning, despite taking a
cocktail of drags to keep our sanity, we sleep as much as four hours, and traverse from our
accommodation to another building, back and forth; like zombies, and cannot comprehended what,
all this means to the powers, that keep us in this state.
The continued detention is affecting, us physically, mentally and psychologically. We not only have
to cope with detention, a from of torture, we have to meet the challenges of our families. Whilst we
remain in detention, we are unable to provide food for our families, the love of a husband to his
wife and children, as well as to our parents. Every time we ring and speak to our loved ones, we
cannot explain why we are still in detention. These phone calls generate very heart felt feelings on
both sides, that our difficult to explain in words; except to say, our voices are choked with pain, and
many a sleepless night. Our phone calls to our families bring about thoughts of suicide, some have
attempted through kindly words of been prevented through kindly words of caring officers.
However , human beings have a limit to their tolerance, and suicide would be the only means to end
this mental torture.
The Australian government in response to the High court decision, took three months to appoint a
Jude,to review the “Negative Assessment “given by ASIO. The review is not based on law or a
directive of the High Court, but another ploy of the government, to be seen to be doing something;
but doing nothing. The Judge Margarent Stone, has no powers to make any decisions, only make
recommendations to be considered by ASIO. There is no time frame for this Review; it could be an
indefinite process, and our lives will be in limbo, with continued detention. Therefore, we will be
left we no alternative, but to find a solution; “ death will be sweeter” than continued detention.
Hence, dear friends, there is one way you could help us; you need to have a grass-roots movement
that will grow to hold meetings in every state, attended by thousands.
Friends, you have a window of opportunity to send a message to the government and the
opposition, that they need to reach bi-partisan Agreement, and released us to into the community, as
a first step, with working rights; a Bridging visa. If not send a clear message to these parties ; that
all the marginal seats will be targeted, with support for the Greens, who have tirelessly and
consistently cared about the Rights of Refugees.