This film clip from Human Rights Watch explains (why Lebanese are coming in boats)
Abbott and Morrison claim that they (Lebanese) are ‘economic refugees’ and have sent Lebanese community leaders out to tell people not to come.
I remember a family in Melbourne last year who told of gunmen taking over their home by force becasue it was high on the hill and a good place to shoot from. They told of running out of their house with their neighbours during a lull in shooting. As they ran down the hill with children and babies in arms, the gunmen shot at them. The neighbours four year old daughter was blown to bits by a shot. Their own little girl saw her friend’s bloodied body in the arms on of weeping father. This is why they came to Australia braving a boat journey.
Refugee Rights Coordinator
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
12 Batman St West Melbourne 3003
ph 03 9326 6066 / MOB 0417517075
“AUSTRALIA. Built by boatpeople.