Daily Archives: January 31, 2011

Afghanistan denies deportation deal with Australia

Well it does say

“19. This MoU embodies the understanding of the Participants.

It does not create legally binding obligations, nor create or confer any right, privilege or benefit on any person or Participant.

It is not intended to modify or supersede any national law or international obligations.
In witness whereof, the representatives of the Participants have signed this MoU.

Signed this 17th day of January, 2011″

Which is pretty much how Australia operates. After all we have signed the International conventions on Human Rights but because they are not legally binding, we lock up children which is expressly forbidden in the CROC (Convention on Rights of the Child) and we have Mandatory, Indefinite Detention as a cornerstone of our Migration policy which is “arbitrary detention ” by any other name- also expressly forbidden in the Refugee convention not to mention the Universal declaration of Human rights.

What is sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander.

Perhaps Afghanistan is learning the Australian way- sign documents, promise hand on heart and and then deselect observance!!!

AND AFTER ALL WHO ACTUALLY REALLY BELIEVES THAT AFGHANISTAN IS SAFE FOR HAZARAS TO RETURN????

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/01/3126319.htm?site=news

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Postponed: Amnesty International A&TI forum 19 February

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Ian The Amnesty A&TSI forum that was planned for 19 February has now (in consultation with stakeholders) been postponed till October and will be the first day of a broader 3 day human rights Amnesty forum and will let you … Continue reading

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Garners Eureka Australia Day Medal presentation

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Comrades and friends, The previously notified presentation of the Eureka Australia Day Medal award to the Garners was postponed due to the recent floods crisis. It will now be held at the Paddington Community Centre (formerly the Workers Club) 2 … Continue reading