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    It saddens me that academic knowledge tends to be looked down upon

    Rachell, it started from the moment it was announced. All boats that have come since that announcement will eventually go to PNG. At the moment, there is no room and the facility is not ready for children or families. But I believe a group of single men are either already there or have being sent there after health checks are done on Christmas Island.

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    [QUOTE=Ana Gram;7354016]It saddens me that academic knowledge tends to be looked down upon -]

    Considering academics don't have an agenda to run. Strange that people would be more interested in hearing from politicians, commercial journalism etc... Both with clear agendas.

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    [QUOTE=Ana Gram;7354016]It saddens me that academic knowledge tends to be looked down upon -]

    Considering academics don't have an agenda to run. Strange that people would be more interested in hearing from politicians, commercial journalism etc... Both with clear agendas.

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    So after they have been proven to be legitimate refugees (going by previous post that said aprox 10% aren't) where do they go?
    After they have been processed they can't come to Australia as they came via boat with no visa, right?
    So they are to live in PNG?
    Sorry, I've spent all morning reading this thread and I've still got questions.

    Also in regards to children.
    So some children come via boat without their parents or a family member?
    Mainly when family is already residing in Australia.
    Who will care for these children once they are in PNG and their parents/guardians are in Australia?
    I take it children who arrive via boat will also be refused an Australian visa even though they had no say or decision on how they sought asylum....
    (Hope I make sense here)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachell View Post
    So after they have been proven to be legitimate refugees (going by previous post that said aprox 10% aren't) where do they go?
    After they have been processed they can't come to Australia as they came via boat with no visa, right?
    So they are to live in PNG?
    From the information given by the government, they are to be resettled in PNG. However, the Prime Minister of PNG has mentioned that they may get sent to a third country if they can't meet the criteria for citizenship in PNG.


    Also in regards to children.
    So some children come via boat without their parents or a family member?
    Mainly when family is already residing in Australia.
    Who will care for these children once they are in PNG and their parents/guardians are in Australia?
    I take it children who arrive via boat will also be refused an Australian visa even though they had no say or decision on how they sought asylum....
    (Hope I make sense here)
    I think most people share you concerns about the children. It has been made clear that unaccompanied children will still be sent to PNG with no chance of coming to Australia even if they have family with residency here. There has not been any information (that I have seen) about who will care for these children, which is very concerning.

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    Asylum seeker numbers 2012
    Turkey 325,301
    Jordan 135,946
    Lebanon 134,896
    South Sudan 101,480
    France 97,643
    Australia 29,610

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    No to mention that PNG has shocking human rights abuses against women happening all the time, rapes, murders and beatings, in the highland areas they believe that 100% of women have been beaten or sexually abused by men.

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    In 2009 there were three countries that hosted over a million asylum seekers each:
    Pakistan, with 1.75 million;
    Iran, with 1.07 million
    Syria, with 1.05 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    Asylum seeker numbers 2012
    Turkey 325,301
    Jordan 135,946
    Lebanon 134,896
    South Sudan 101,480
    France 97,643
    Australia 29,610
    I'm confused by Australia's number? The UNHCR has Australia's 2012 numbers at 15,800? Or is 29,610 how many sought but 15,800 is how many have actually be resettled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    Some times a picture says a thousand words.

    Here are some of our latest arrivals.
    http://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2013...hoto-lens.html

    The last guy could have chosen a better t-shirt.
    Here's a pic of another boat arrival. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1374479317.403178.jpg

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