http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1226682203915VIOLENCE flared on Nauru as hundreds of asylum seekers sought to break out of the detention facility this afternoon. More than 50 asylum seekers were arrested and are held at the island's police station.
Rudd could also afford to send a message to these people too. Rioting and injuring staff and police is not acceptable at all. Their 'refugee' claims should be rejected due to a fail character assessment. This sort of activity should not be condoned at all.
For those who cannot trust a non-Fairfax paper.
The Nauru detention centre descended into chaos on Friday night with riots breaking out and reports a policeman had been stabbed and was being held hostage.
There were also reports of multiple explosions and parts of the centre being set on fire.
Between 150 and 200 detainees were involved in the rioting and many have breached the fence, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
According to reports, 200 people escaped from the centre and 59 arrests have been made.
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I hope these people are sent home.
93.4% in 11/12 were found to be genuine refugees.
Proportion of boat arrivals to all permanent migrants in 2011/12 - 4.4%
It won't eliminate anything except our moral and legal obligations. So long as there is persecution there will be people seeking refuge, all we're doing is hand balling it.
When you look at a countries capacity versus their contribution to the issue globally we rank really low. We currently take around .23% of the worlds refugees.
I honestly think we need to be getting rid of the enormous number of people overstaying visas, then we would have plenty of room to safely bring refugees here. I would much rather have refugees, grateful for their new lives working hard to make a life for themselves. In fact I would be happy for the govt to prioritise refugees over every single other type of immigrant full stop.
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