Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tamil security threat refugees must go elsewhere

Hands up all countries willing to take refugees Australia rejects:

Australia knew that ASIO had determined four Tamil asylum seekers from the Oceanic Viking were a threat to national security before they were transported to Christmas Island.

And Immigration Minister Chris Evans has today revealed the decision to bring them to an Australian-run detention centre anyway was largely as a result to honour an agreement with Indonesia to "manage the caseload."

Senator Evans has today confirmed there was a fifth Tamil being held by Immigration in the Australian detention who failed the security assessment test.

The revelation follows The Australian's exclusive report today that four of the Tamil asylum seekers rescued by the Oceanic Viking were a threat to national security.

Now what?


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