The left and refugee advocates over the past week have tried to make as much noise as possible about the government’s closure of the Manus Island Detention Centre. They have convinced the men who were being held there not to leave and move to alternative accommodation, they staged protests at the Australian Immigration offices last Friday and then held rallies in our major cities on the weekend.
Thankfully the federal government has been unmoved by the left’s screeches and the public has not bought the left’s arguments. Strong border policy and stricter immigration control to protect Australia’s national security and the integrity of our refugee program is supported by the Australian community at large.
The government maintained its tough border policy when it rejected an offer from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to take 150 of the men on Manus Island as it would send the wrong message to the people smugglers. Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court also rejected an application made on behalf of the men there for Australia to keep the centre open.
But the government’s resolve has not deterred the left who this week have taken their protests even further. Yesterday on Melbourne Cup Day they used a car to block rail lines heading to Flemington Racecourse which had Manus slogans written all over it. Clearly, they have no respect for the ordinary person going about their business.
It should also be noted that if you want to convince the public of the merits of your argument inconveniencing their travels is not the best way to go about it. The left has form of on this when they shut down Flinders Street in Melbourne to protest funding being cut for remote Aboriginal communities to in their words see how the white people like when their city is shut down.
While not directly inconveniencing the public but as equally disturbing was a banner unfurled on a Melbourne freeway with the twitter hashtag #sanctionaustralia.
— BlackCrossResilience (@blackxres) November 7, 2017
The organisation behind this hashtag and who are demanding international sanction against Australia is Refugees, Survivors and Ex-detainees (RISE) who describe themselves as “the first and only refugee and asylum seeker welfare and advocacy organisation in Australia, entirely governed by refugees, asylum seekers, and ex-detainees”.
The refugees who make up this organisation should be grateful that Australia took them in, provided them safety from third world despots and first world living standards. Instead they actually want to harm their new nation by calling for international sanctions because of what they view as our “evil refugee detention regime”. They of course accuse the Australian government of being complicit in “rape, sexual abuse and torture”.
They chose Melbourne Cup Day because they consider it a bourgeoise event “for the rich which will be attended by rich celebrities, the corporate elite and politicians from across the world to promote corporate interests”. It is clear from this statement that they are a socialist leaning organisation. If they have such contempt for Australian society why are they so desperate to come here, there is almost no criticism on their website of the actual regimes these refugees are allegedly escaping, but then again, they probably blame western foreign policy for that.
These disruptive protests by these refugee activists would seem know no bounds, they are certainly not winning over the public, but it would seem rather they are just consumed by rage and hatred of Australia and its people and their main motivation is to cause misery to as many members of the public as possible. But our government and the public are unmoved, if only our government would stand up to these leftist antics more often and we may actually see other problems the left have created not exist.