Girt by billionaire terrorist refugees

Crikey readers -- including Guy Rundle -- weigh in on the Rudd PNG asylum seeker solution.

What's in store in PNG

Orm Grace writes: Re. "'No way': PNG reaction to the boat people plan" (yesterday). I lived in PNG from the late 1960s to mid-'70s. In 1990 I survived a murder attempt while on a visit to PNG. As an airline pilot with Air Niugini I got to see the country and to know the people. There now exists there one of the highest rates of violent crime, domestic and s-xual violence. Infrastructure is sadly lacking, especially in Port Moresby, where unemployment has soared since independence. The Minister for Trade and Commerce, Richard Maru, stated recently 66% of people in urban areas would be sent back to their villages with no hope for the future. So what future is there for refugees arriving by boat from Indonesia? Seem familiar? Guy Rundle writes: Re. "Poll Bludger's seats of the week: Queensland's swinging Forde and Herbert" In yesterday's Crikey, I couldn't help but notice the resemblance between recent political trends in the federal seat of Forde

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  1. Phen

    Spot on Les Heimann

  2. Djbekka

    Oh Les,
    I’m not in your ‘we’. There has got to be a totally different approach than demonising people who risk their lives on small boasts with unknown crews after fleeing conflict or persecution. Sure welcoming them to Australia may raise social problems, bu nothing like the issues they have already faced.

  3. CML

    Great letter, Les! I see Kevin Rudd’s solution as a ‘diplomatic’ one, rather than the alternative ‘policy of conflict’ with Indonesia, as advocated by the Coalition.
    Still think Rudd is the most intelligent person in federal politics at present.
    As for all the personal abuse leveled at Rudd – who cares what character traits he might (or might not) have. If he can negotiate a deal with two countries, Indonesia on visas and PNG on the transfer of asylum seekers, that will do me!
    All the rest is just noise (and jealousy!!)

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