Australia's Pacific Solution

The Pacific Solution, sees ‘boat people’, or asylum seekers trying to reach Australia by boat intercepted at sea and sent to centres in Papua New Guinea, and on Nauru then resettled in Papua New Guinea or home.
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This video was a PSA released by the Australian government in multiple languages to advise potential migrants that if they attempt to reach Australia by boat (regardless of what traffickers may tell them) they will not be resettled in Australia. Part of the reason that Australia refuses to allow boat people from resettling in Australia is ostensibly to deter asylum seekers from attempting to reach Australia by boat, and taking power away from the human smugglers who profit from boat people.

You will not make Australia home - English << It is not, Not NOT illegal to seek asylum, including by boat.

This documentary detailed allegations of abuse against asylum seekers in the Manus Island detention centre. The camps are separated, (one for men, and one for women and children), this documentary focuses on the mens camp. The camp has also seen self harm, beatings by guards, and attempted suicides due to dangerous, abusive, and unsanitary conditions in the camp.In 2014 the camp was attacked by locals on Manus Island attacked the detention centre killing 1asylum seeker and injuring 77…

Manus and Nauru: The Inside Story : Australia will never come out of this with its head high. Let's hope the full truth and consequence is sooner rather than later. These detention centres must close, and the delay in processing of claims must end.

Australia receives only 3% of all asylum claims to industrialized countries, which themselves only receive 20% of global asylum claims. Of those claims the vast majority are made by 'plane people', asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by air. In 2008, there were 4,678 plane people, compared to just 161 boat people. That year 90% of boat people were found to be genuine refugees.

224 and counting. Over of all processed asylum seekers, historically, are genuine refugees; there is absolutely no justifiable reason to lock them up for so long, let alone lock them up in such mind destroying, body depleting isolated camps.

The image above was part of a presentation by Salvation Army to refugees on Manus Island. Many refugees in the detention centre were fleeing any gay persecution in countries like Iran or Pakistan. Gays face persecution in Papua New Guinea as well, with prison sentences of up to 14 years for homosexual activity. Nevertheless, gay refugees are also subject to resettlement in Papua New Guinea. There have also been allegation of raping of gay refugees by other asylum seekers on Manus Island.

Gay asylum seekers on Manus Island write of fear of persecution in PNG

Guardian Australia obtains six letters detailing persecution in Iran, detention centre abuse and fears about resettlement in Papua New Guinea, where homosexuality is illegal

Papua New Guinea is one of the poorest countries on earth. Its GDP per capita is less than $3,000 USD. Furthermore, it faces endemic violent crime and appalling rates of violence against women. In 2013 the Lancet reported that 41% of men in one region had committed rape. The country also faces , a high unemployment rate, and a lack of clean water. The governor of the Oro provience said that he expected to asylum seekers to face resistance from the local population.

Papua New Guinea is one of the poorest countries on earth. Its GDP per capita is less than $3,000 USD. Furthermore, it faces endemic violent crime and appalling rates of violence against women. In 2013 the Lancet reported that 41% of men in one region had committed rape. The country also faces , a high unemployment rate, and a lack of clean water. The governor of the Oro provience said that he expected to asylum seekers to face resistance from the local population.


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