+ Reply to Thread
Page 6 of 10 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 93
  1. #51
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,310
    Thanks
    136
    Thanked
    808
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    How did Cameron 'deal' with those abuses? What was the result?
    He dealt with those abuses by publicly standing up for human rights and against war crimes. And last week saw ...

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday welcomed the decision of the UNHRC to initiate its own independent investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka.

    "I am pleased that the UN Human Rights Council has today agreed to press ahead with its own independent investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka," Cameron said.

    "This is a victory for the people of Sri Lanka who need to know the truth about what happened during those terrible years of the civil war so that they can move forward," he said in a statement.

    Cameron said Thursday's outcome has been "triggered by the failure of the Sri Lankan government to stand by its promises to credibly and independently investigate alleged violations on both sides during the war" against the LTTE.

  2. #52
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    2,603
    Thanks
    126
    Thanked
    267
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Don't you have google?
    I read that he talked about Sri Lanka, and visited them. I did not read anything about what it achieved. Maybe you can help me with that?

    Actions speak louder than words. But it seems that most on here would rather Australia just talk about stuff rather than actually do anything.

    Rudd and Gillard talked for years and achieved absolutely nothing (except of course over 1000 deaths).

  3. #53
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    2,603
    Thanks
    126
    Thanked
    267
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
    He dealt with those abuses by publicly standing up for human rights and against war crimes. And last week saw ...
    Great. We'll see what comes of the investigation. And then what the UN say should happen.

  4. #54
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    8,806
    Thanks
    7,267
    Thanked
    9,720
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    I read that he talked about Sri Lanka, and visited them. I did not read anything about what it achieved. Maybe you can help me with that?

    Actions speak louder than words. But it seems that most on here would rather Australia just talk about stuff rather than actually do anything.

    Rudd and Gillard talked for years and achieved absolutely nothing (except of course over 1000 deaths).
    Can you show me where anyone has said we should "just talk about stuff" and do nothing? I'm having a hard time finding such posts??

  5. #55
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,310
    Thanks
    136
    Thanked
    808
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    Great. We'll see what comes of the investigation. And then what the UN say should happen.
    Which could well be indictments for war crimes filed at the Hague.

    But let's not lose sight of the fact that Abbott placed himself on the wrong side of this issue, which has a direct bearing on the asylum seeker problem if one is genuinely interested in treating the underlying causes rather than doing a cheap impersonation of a radio shock jock.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to JohnC For This Useful Post:

    Atropos  (31-03-2014)

  7. #56
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    2,603
    Thanks
    126
    Thanked
    267
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Can you show me where anyone has said we should "just talk about stuff" and do nothing? I'm having a hard time finding such posts??
    Maybe you can show me a post where someone actually suggest something....anything, other than increasing the intake.

    I guess we can always 'do what we can'.

  8. #57
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    8,806
    Thanks
    7,267
    Thanked
    9,720
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    Maybe you can show me a post where someone actually suggest something....anything, other than increasing the intake.

    I guess we can always 'do what we can'.
    No really- you've made the statement that posters here "just think we should talk about stuff" instead of doing anything- back it up or retract it instead of trying to mock me for thinking that we should be doing more to address global issues.

  9. #58
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    2,603
    Thanks
    126
    Thanked
    267
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    No really- you've made the statement that posters here "just think we should talk about stuff" instead of doing anything- back it up or retract it instead of trying to mock me for thinking that we should be doing more to address global issues.
    Atropos. I have no need to retract it. You disagree with anything the government does regarding this issue. You have no idea what they should be doing. No actions. Just words.

  10. #59
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,310
    Thanks
    136
    Thanked
    808
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    Maybe you can show me a post where someone actually suggest something....anything, other than increasing the intake.
    So suggestions such as improving our engagment with Burma and Sri Lanka?

    Or if you had in mind the immediate issue of asylum seekers, perhaps suggestions such as restoring the right to work for those on bridging visas, increasing community placement rather than closed detention, or even actually processing people's claims and issuing protection visas for those who are successful. That's just from this thread.

  11. #60
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    2,603
    Thanks
    126
    Thanked
    267
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
    Or if you had in mind the immediate issue of asylum seekers, perhaps suggestions such as restoring the right to work for those on bridging visas, increasing community placement rather than closed detention, or even actually processing people's claims and issuing protection visas for those who are successful. That's just from this thread.
    I agree with them. But those do not 'stop the boats' or fix the root cause.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Good enough reason for detention?
    By MeeG in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 24-03-2014, 18:09
  2. Manus Island detention centre conditions
    By OS&N in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-03-2014, 11:40

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Xmas with a NEW Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag! Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Fridge-to-go 8 hour cooler bags are ideal under the Christmas tree! Now in modern lunch bag designs - fill them with toys and chocolate to make parents and kids happy! Stay super cool and eat healthy and fresh food all summer long!
sales & new stuffsee all
The Health Hub
Give a new mum a fitness boost for Christmas & New Year. Studio-based, small group training sessions - cardio, strength, core, Pilates & boxing. Choice of 16 hrs per week, flexible-arrival feature - bubs & kids welcome! Gift vouchers available.
featured supporter
henry and grace
Summer Cool. We are the only brand in the world to use ultrafine Merino wool to produce the finest, softest & most luxurious garments whilst keeping mum and bub cool and dry. Wear them multiple times before machine washing-hard to believe, but true.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!