A group of Afghan economic parasites in Indonesia say they will no longer travel to Australia by boat after discovering they would be resettled in Papua New Guinea. (Why don’t they stay in Indonesia, a MUSLIM country? Oh, that’s right, no lucrative welfare system)
ABC.au (h/t Maurice) Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced on Friday that asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat will be processed in PNG and resettled there if they are found to be refugees. Mr Rudd says the deal, which will see those found not to be refugees sent back to their own nations or a third country, is aimed at stopping “the scourge of people smuggling”.
PNG deal: Key points
Asylum seekers who arrive by boat will never be settled in Australia
They will be sent to Manus Island or elsewhere in PNG for assessment
Genuine refugees will be resettled in PNG
The agreement will be in place for at least the next 12 months
There will be no cap on the number of refugees to be settled in PNG
Manus Island detention centre to be expanded to house 3,000, up from its original capacity of 600
Muhammad Asif, who spoke to the ABC via a translator, asked the Government to take pity on asylum seekers and said Australia should fund the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help process their claims.
“He said ‘after I saw this, I will never go by boat. I’m decided to go join UNHCR’,” the translator said. “Before he see this he says he wanted to go by boat with most of his friends. They wanted to go by boat. “One thing he requests … from Australia, [is] to push the UNHCR. Please let it be faster.