Australian sailors quietly put on "war footing" to enforce Abbott's anti-asylum policies

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Go down

Australian sailors quietly put on "war footing" to enforce Abbott's anti-asylum policies

Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:15 am

First topic message reminder :

Navy personnel carrying out border protection were quietly stripped of some workplace safety protections and obligations last month in an apparent preparation for dangerous operations such as turning back boats.

The Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley, used his powers under workplace safety laws shortly before Christmas to exempt Navy sailors from their obligation to take ''reasonable care'' to ensure their own safety and that of other sailors and asylum-seekers.

The change aims to give sailors legal protection, meaning they would ''not face individual criminal sanctions under the Act for giving effect to Government policy'', an explanatory statement issued by General Hurley states.

General Hurley acted in consultation with Employment Minister Eric Abetz to make the change, which effectively puts the sailors on a similar footing to military personnel fighting in battle.

The change, made on December 19, came as the government enacted its hardline election promise of turning back asylum-seeker boats, which critics have warned poses dangers to Navy personnel and asylum seekers. As many as six are believed to have been turned back to Indonesia in recent weeks.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/navy-sailors-now-on-war-footing-to-turn-back-boats-20140114-30t47.html

_________________
“And it's been a long time, Lord, since I sat down and had a cry.”

Cody Jinks
avatar
>THE Ben Reilly<
Cowboy King. Dread Pirate of the Guadalupe. Enemy of the American people.

Posts : 24867
Join date : 2013-01-19
Age : 44
Location : Funkytown, Texas

View user profile http://www.newsfixboard.com

Back to top Go down


Re: Australian sailors quietly put on "war footing" to enforce Abbott's anti-asylum policies

Post by scrat on Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:36 pm

Streams of migration from the British Isles to Australia played a key role in Australia's development, and the people of Australia are still predominantly of British or Irish origin. According to the 2001 Australian Census, around 1.2 million Australians were born in Britain. Although the last substantial scheme for preferential migration from Britain to Australia ended in 1972, the United Kingdom remains the largest source of Australia's new migrants.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia%E2%80%93United_Kingdom_relations

Looks like British interest will remain in Australia for some time.
avatar
scrat

Posts : 1906
Join date : 2014-01-21

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Australian sailors quietly put on "war footing" to enforce Abbott's anti-asylum policies

Post by veya_victaous on Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:05 am

@shady
we have more foriegners per capita. we have More cultures in our melting pot. so comparing us to a more moncultural nation is pointless. the UK seems to have a lot of compalints about Legal immigrints that we dont have here. (Boat people is about unauthorised arrival. it makes up less than 2% of total immigration)

Australia, it is working, the new culture is better than the old.... Evolve, thats what were doing.... Citizens of the world etc.


You asked about a Mosque at Bondi I gave you the map to get from Bondi Beach to the nearest Mosque, it is about 4 km away in the dirction on the CBD.




Australia’s multicultural landscape is as diverse as ever following the release of 2011 Census of Population and Housing data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

New Census data has revealed that almost a quarter (24.6 per cent) of Australia's population was born overseas and 43.1 per cent of people have at least one overseas-born parent.

The United Kingdom is the leading country of birth for the overseas-born population (20.8 per cent). It is followed by New Zealand (9.1 per cent), China (6.0 per cent) and India (5.6 per cent).


Almost half of us are 1st generation Aussies or Half castes (like me) so does the UK even get close to that?

http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/censushome.nsf/home/CO-59?opendocument&navpos=620


_________________
My job is to travel the world delivering Chaos and Candy.

We don't know the Questions... does that means we cannot seek the Answers?
avatar
veya_victaous
The Mod Loki, Minister of Chaos & Candy, Emperor of the Southern Realms, Captain Kangaroo

Posts : 18753
Join date : 2013-01-23
Age : 35
Location : Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Australian sailors quietly put on "war footing" to enforce Abbott's anti-asylum policies

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum