Fascist politicians, media pretend Australia isn't torturing refugees in concentration camps ---> @SBSNews [6/11/16]: Refugees shine at ethnic business awards ...
@AlboMP [6/11/16]: With @michaelebeid from SBS and proud fmr Iranian refugee @sambashiry -major business winner @EBAAustralia #Congrats <--- Even fucking SBS playing racist parlour games with refugees. @MarilynShephe15 [6/11/16]
Two fatal crashes overnight have taken Western Australia's road toll this year to 159 - just two shy of the state's road fatalities in 2015.
At around 3:30am on Sunday morning a prime mover and trailer left the Kwinana Freeway in Stake Hill, north-east of Mandurah. ... [WA Today - 6/11/16]
... Police confirmed a fatality at Placid Hills near Toowoomba on Saturday afternoon, after a car hit two guardrails before rolling onto its side and hitting a tree just before 4pm.
The incident involved a vehicle travelling east on Old Toowoomba Road and the 23-year-old male driver from Gatton died at the scene.
Just 30 minutes earlier, a motorbike rider was travelling south on Gap Road at Cedar Pocket, near Gympie, when he left the road and hit a barbed wire fence.
The 51-year-old male rider from Lake Macdonald was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a critical condition. ... [Brisbane Times - 6/11/16]
A 61-year-old motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after running into a cow in Queensland's Wide Bay region.
The Teebah man came off his bike and suffered chest and back injuries after colliding with the cow on a property west of Maryborough. ... [Brisbane Times - 6/11/16]
Three hurt after car hits light pole and tree in Robina [MYGC - 6/11/16]
Skateboarder hit by ute, Surfers Paradise [Brisbane Times - 5/11/16]
A man has suffered leg injuries after being hit by a car at Ashmore on the Gold Coast overnight.
The man, believed aged in his 40s, was reportedly struck on Currumburra Road just before 7pm. Queensland Ambulance said the man had sustained leg injuries in the accident.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to the Gold Coast Univeristy Hospital. Paramedics said the man was transported in a stable condition. [MYGC - 4/11/16]
Teenage girl hospitalised after bike crash at Helensvale [MYGC - 4/11/16]
A man has been taken to hospital after crashing his motorbike into several parked cars on the Gold Coast.
The accident happened on the Gold Coast Highway near the intersection with Dawn Parade at Miami just after 9am. ... [MYGC - 4/11/16]
Kingaroy bacon factory fire being investigated for toxic fumes impact [Brisbane Times - 6/11/16]
Narrow escape for Bracken Ridge homes after suspicious grass fire [Brisbane Times - 6/11/16]
A man has died in hospital from injuries sustained when he fled his burning house in Queensland's Lockyer Valley.
The 70-year-old's property on Main Green Swamp Road in Churchable was completely destroyed in the fire late on Friday night. ... [Yahoo - 5/11/16]
Man and woman charged over Caboolture stabbing [Brisbane Times - 5/11/16]
Armed robbers target fast food store in Surfers Paradise [MYGC - 6/11/16]
A mum who pinned her daughter down while her boyfriend raped her claims she is the victim of a miscarriage of justice. ... [Yahoo - 4/11/16]
A man has been arrested by Taskforce Maxima Detectives at a holiday resort complex in Surfers Paradise.
The 34-year-old was picked up on Friday night on a New South Wales warrant.
Police say another man, a 31-year-old, staying with him was caught with a loaded 0.22 calibre semi-automatic pistol and dangerous drugs.
Both men appeared at the Southport Magistrates Court on Saturday.
The 31-year-old man has been charged with one count each of unlawful possession of weapon and possession of dangerous drug. NSW Detectives will seek extradition of the 34-year-old Auburn man in coming days. ... [MYGC - 6/11/16]
Man charged after knives, drugs and a meat cleaver found in car, Gold Coast [MYGC - 4/11/16]:
... In a separate investigation, a 29-year-old Ipswich man was arrested on drug and weapons charges.
The man is a manager at a Rocklea-based transport firm and his arrest follows an investigation into allegations of methylamphetamine supply and use by employees of the company. ...
14 year-old-boy charged with serious assault of Gold Coast bus driver - police, media and union lynch mob declare him guilty without a hearing [MYGC - 6/11/16]
Five people have been charged after a police chase and manhunt through Brisbane's northside on Sunday morning.
It will be alleged an SUV stolen from Durack failed to stop for police in Boondall about 12.53am and again in Zillmere.
Police said Polair stayed with the vehicle until a spike strip on Yabba Street in Ascot stopped the stolen SUV.
The five occupants then allegedly fled on foot, leading to a manhunt involving the dog squad.
Police said all suspects were located nearby and taken into custody. ... [Brisbane Times - 6/11/16]
One teenager is dead, a second is fighting for his life and a third is on the run after a high-speed crash in Melbourne involving a stolen car.
Victoria Police says the six teens in the car may have earlier robbed a bottle shop and could be linked to the notorious Apex youth crime gang responsible for a spate of home invasions and car thefts.
The stolen Kia ran two red lights and narrowly missed a car before hitting another vehicle and flipping onto its roof in Narre Warren South on Saturday at 7.30pm.
Officers on a side street saw the speeding car moments before the crash but weren't in pursuit.
"They just happened to be there at the same time," Det Insp Cormack said. ... [Yahoo - 6/11/16]
Woman found dead in Craigieburn, homicide squad called in [The Age - 6/11/16]:
... Some neighbours reported on social media that a police helicopter was spotted in the area overnight, along with heavily armed police.
But police pointed out that this occurred hours before they were called to the home and was therefore unrelated to the investigation. ...
In an air of arrogance that was synonymous with Mr Assaad, he took a peek outside the recently renovated home he shared with his mother but brushed it off.
Not long after, on the morning of October 25, the person in that same police car became a witness to Mr Assaad's brazen downfall.
Almost two weeks after the man known as "H" was peppered with bullets and gunned down on his driveway, it has been revealed that police on a surveillance operation were outside as the murder unfolded. ... [Sydney Morning Herald - 6/11/16]
Man shot dead by police stalked, stabbed ex-girlfriend after she ended relationship [Sydney Morning Herald - 5/11/16]:
... After the break-up, Mr Lambert continued to call her hundreds of times, threatening to hurt himself if she did not take him back.
It is understood police had not been able to find Mr Lambert to serve him with the ADVO, with sources telling Fairfax Media he had been dodging authorities in the days leading up to the attack.
Police sources said it appeared Mr Lambert had been stalking Dr Jay for several days, before he entered her home on Thursday and waited for her to return from work.
As she walked through the front door, he attacked her with a knife, stabbing her at least six times and dousing her in petrol. ...
Police have cordoned off a house near Bunbury after discovering a woman's body inside on Saturday night. ... [WA Today - 6/11/16]
Three-year-old escapes unhurt after gunman fires on mother's car near Dwellingup [WA Today - 5/11/16]:
... Meanwhile Geraldton detectives have charged a man after he opened fire at a house in Spalding, in the north of the city, late on Friday night.
They say the man and the people inside the house knew each other.
After he opened fire the man left the scene in a car with two other men.
A Queensland University of Technology law lecturer facing serious child-porn charges has refused to let police access his lap top computer, a court has heard. ... [Brisbane Times - 6/11/16]
Brisbane's controversial on-again, off-again West Village project is back on the table but Deputy Premier Jackie Trad is facing a local backlash over the looming approval.
Ms Trad, Queensland's planning minister as well as the local South Brisbane MP, on Sunday revealed the $800,000 urban renewal project would be finalised "in the coming days". ... [Yahoo - 6/11/16]
Gold Coast woman jailed for embezzling $1.7million [Yahoo - 4/11/16]
Former Flinders Shire Council employee charged by anti-corruption body [Brisbane Times - 4/11/16]
... You don't need a weather man
To know which way the wind blows ... ----> Revealed: China's Communist Party link to NBN [Canberra Times - 6/11/16]
Centenarian left without landline feels frantic and isolated [Canberra Times - 5/11/16]
@wikileaks [6/11/16]: Deleted Clinton email: Colin Powel warns Hillary Clinton to be "very careful" to not get caught hiding her emails ...
@wikileaks [5/11/16]: "Have her beat the sh*t out of a.. staffer" as prep to make Clinton less "unpleasent" during interviews ...
British police said they arrested 47 people on Saturday at a demonstration in central London organized by the Anonymous hacking group.
Hundreds of protesters, many of them masked, took part in the protest which began in Trafalgar Square and moved to parliament.
Demonstrators chanted "Whose streets? Our streets" and "One solution, revolution" as they marched accompanied by police. ... [Reuters - 5/11/16]
Some were arrested for refusing to take off their mask [Evening Standard - 5/11/16]
@NnoMan1 [5/11/16]: Marche Pour la VÉRITÉ et la JUSTICE Pour Adama Traoré !
French activists, inspired by the U.S. Black Lives Matter moveement, are demanding an end to racist police practices.
The suburbs of Paris are rising up once more against police killings, trying now to build up upon the U.S. movement Black Lives Matter as residents are furious over the death of another young Black man in police custody a week ago. ... [teleSUR - 27/7/16]
About 2,000 Kurds and pro-Kurdish supporters peacefully gathered in Paris on Saturday, protesting against the Turkish government following the arrests of leading Kurdish politicians. ... [WION - 5/11/16]
Turkish police break up press freedom rally with tear gas and water cannon after Cumhuriyet arrests [Deutsche Welle - 5/11/16]
Turkey's military hit 71 Islamic State targets in Syria over the last 24 hours, the army said on Saturday, intensifying strikes against the militant group, which has claimed responsibility for the latest bomb attack in southeast Turkey. ... [Reuters - 5/11/16]
Two Malaysian Islamic State members who took orders from top militant Mohamad Wanndy Mohamad Jedi have been caught trying to sneak into Syria.
The two IS militants were detained in Istanbul by Turkish authorities on Oct 28 while they were trying to secure safe passage to Syria.
They were deported a day later. ... [The Star - 5/11/16]
SAS "kill list" of 200 British ISIS jihadis in Iraq to take out before they come home [Mirror - 6/11/16]
Three US troops killed in shooting at Jordan airbase [Al Jazeera – 4/11/16]:
... Jordan, a key US ally in the Middle East, is a member of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in neighbouring Syria and Iraq.
US forces have trained a small group of vetted Syrian rebels in Jordan, and American instructors have trained Iraqi and Palestinian security forces in Jordan as well over the past few years. ...
United States continues bombing everyone, especially in Iraq and Syria [US Department of Defense - 5/11/16]
Italy's tax police said they had found a clear link between people trafficking and militants after detaining a Syrian man who entered Italy on a migrant boat who they allege to be a member of the al-Nusra group. ... [Reuters - 5/11/16]
FREEDOM - RESTRICTION STATEMENT [No Borders - 5/11/16]:
... Words thrown around in heaps, sensitive and fragile groups, people of concern, acceleration of procedures, medical sensibility, schedules and operational plans from well-paid, international and non-governmental organisations, the state and its affiliates.
Words that create another catastrophe; the only possible outcome of these words.
Who is responsible for Ahmad being thrown in a hospital bed, hurting for almost a month? Does this person have a name? Do these papers contain names in a readable way? These references? Law dictates that such a sensitive case should be referred towards reception centers in the mainland.
That the continuation of his medical treatment should be ensured, and that cases like this should be excluded from the general law about borders (article 60 N.4375/2016 ) since it concerns a patient that has either a disability or is ill due to serious or incurable disease. (article 14 par. 8. , N.4375/2016 ).
Who is responsible for the fact that Ahmad was paralysed 23 days before he managed to reach Athens and while he was in Chios without any monitoring for his transfer?
Who denied him the right to fight for his life while standing on two legs?
According to the state’s actions, the only choice given to the ones seriously ill is death or - if they manage - the return to a detention facility, freedom deprivation and, most probably, deportation. Ahmad isn’t just a registration digit, to be processed within the humanitarian logistics of governmental or non- governmental organisations. Neither is he a tool to be used for advertising.
For all of us, standing in solidarity with refugees and migrants, open borders and free, total access to healthcare are the only way.
War, death from drowning, poverty, rescues, closed borders, suffocation and detention, illegalisation of movement, deportations, push-backs, riots, psychological problems, dead ends.
Those words accompany our everyday life and our action since we started living alongside the refugees.
Those responsible do not hide any more; they are everywhere. And they will find us standing against them no matter how glamorous or frightening the mask they wear is.
Ahmad, 20 years old.
@guardiacostiera [5/11/16]: #CentraleOperativa coordina 15 operazioni #SAR. #GuardiaCostiera, @ItalianNavy, @EUNAVFORMED_OHQ, ONG e M/N salvano oltre 2100 persone
@ArisMessinis [4/11/16]: A mother holds her child after a rescue operation of #refugees and #migrants while they were trying to cross to #europe, off shore #libya
Australian doctors continue reinforcing anti-refugee policy by not condemning it [Sydney Morning Herald - 6/11/16]:
... In one case, the AMA was told a female asylum seeker on Nauru suffering severe depression had wasted to just 30 kilograms and was experiencing possible kidney failure.
But the patient's fate was unknown because health contractor IHMS refused to disclose the medical records, it said.
"The AMA does not believe those detained on Manus and Nauru, either within detention facilities or within the community, are able to access a health care service of the same standard that a person in the Australian mainland would receive." ...
Australian doctors should boycott working in detention centres, Dr John-Paul Sanggaran [The Age – 19/2/16]:
... We doctors have ample, consistent and ongoing evidence that the treatment of asylum seekers within Australian immigration detention centres is reprehensible. We have the stories of asylum seekers themselves. We have our colleagues risking imprisonment to inform us.
We have international condemnation.
We cannot hide behind the excuse of ignorance. We know what is happening. We know it constitutes a form of systematic child abuse. We know it constitutes a form of torture.
The Australian Medical Association's code of ethics states: "Regardless of society's attitudes, ensure that you do not countenance, condone or participate in the practice of torture or other forms of cruel, inhuman, or degrading procedures, whatever the offence of which the victim of such procedures is suspected, accused or convicted."
The code could not speak more clearly or directly.
By continuing to work within immigration detention we merely provide legitimacy to those that would lie and mislead the public into believing healthcare of a respectable standard is being delivered.
By continuing we maintain and perpetuate suffering and injustice. ...
No journalism. No opposition. Australian media continues their logical contortions and cover ups to shield LNP and ALP politicians and their lies about refugees ---> Shorten calls his own personal ALP anti-refugee policy "ludicrous"; Murdoch Press and Dutton gloat about forced returns [SBS - 6/11/16]
It's your policy Dickhead.
See you in The Hague!
I urged Gillard to challenge Rudd: Bill Shorten [Sydney Morning Herald - 29/6/2010]
The Gillard government's offshore dumping policy [Project SafeCom]
... Why, the Rudd government, it was reported, had made a special allowance in 2009 of $21 million for two years of "covert operations" to try to stop the people smuggling trade out of Indonesia.
The money went to the Australian Secret Intelligence Service. ... [Sydney Morning Herald - 16/6/15]
"NOPE NOPE NOPE" and "DEAL WITH THE ROHINGYAS": These are the people Turnbull, Dutton, Shorten, Neumann - and their media/NGO/academic friends - want to stop from seeking asylum ----> Far from home, a Rohingya fights for the survival of his people [Equal Times - 18/2/16]:
... Being a Rohingya, Habiburahman could not aspire to lengthy studies.
At age 19, he decided, however, to leave his family and his region, Arakan, now the theatre of violence, off limits for journalists and NGOs. He went to study electrical engineering, thanks to fake papers and, above all, his exemplary academic results.
After becoming politically active with a teacher and mentor who was distributing tracts on the army’s appropriation of the country’s resources, he was arrested and had to flee the country. Thailand, Malaysia, the years went by and one arrest followed another.
Already, Habiburahman was defending the rights of his peers. He writes in his book: “I mainly attend to writing press releases, documenting the abuses committed against Rohingyas in Malaysia, and passing on the information gathered to the media and NGOs.” One testimony too many, for a British report, denouncing the plight of his compatriots in Malaysia, forced him to flee, to save his life.
In December 2009, he reached Australia but was immediately locked away for 32 months on Christmas Island and in Darwin, where his mental health came under serious strain.
Chewing betel, which grows widely in Burma, Habiburahman recalls these months of uncertainty and depression: “It was awful. I was completely trapped in an obscure system. I went on hunger strike several times and staged sit-ins on the roof of the detention facility. I even threw myself against electric fences.”
Now the holder of a temporary visa, Habiburahman works as an interpreter and social worker in Melbourne, but says he would like to study again if he could afford to pay for the fees.
He has also founded the Australian Burmese Rohingya Organization, where Rohingyas can go to talk, have a coffee or take English classes.
“There are around 500 Rohingyas in Melbourne and over 2000 in total in Australia,” says the young man, who devotes all his free time to helping his people. ...
The regional impact of Australia's anti refugee policy is creating a human rights disaster --> Trapped in Sittwe ghetto or rounded up and imprisoned while registering at a UNHCR office in Malaysia [Myanmar Now - 19/2/16]
The impact of Australian policies: What "stopping the boats" means for people seeking asylum in our region [Academy of Social Sciences in Australia - 2016]:
... While it is widely reported in the media that the number of boats leaving Indonesia for Australia has significantly dropped since the commencement of OSB, NGOs in Indonesia highlight that people seeking asylum have continued to arrive to the country.
While some live in supported shelters or independently in the community, others are locked up in immigration detention centres.
By 2015 there were 33 sites of immigration detention throughout Indonesia.
Australian funding through the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has expanded the capacity of this detention network since 2011. ...
Indonesia seeks funding from Australia to build more IOM concentration camps as refugee bottleneck intensifies [Jakarta Post - 10/8/16]
@JamilaHanan [5/11/16]: Spare a thought for hundreds of women and children hiding in paddy fields tonight, their men had to flee maybe arrested maybe dead #Rohingya
@nslwin [5/11/16]: #YwaThit village in #MyinHlut sub-Township is besieged by #Myanmar Army now. Will start raiding soon. #Rohingya
Myanmar army raids at Sigripara village [Arakan Times - 5/11/16]:
... A villager said, "We hoped the brutalities and crackdown of the military against the innocent civilians would be reduced in the area after the investigation team from the United Nations and other powerful countries had visited Maungdaw North and South. But on the contrary, raids and human right abuses including looting rape and torture are on the rise again after the delegation had departed from Maungdaw."
6 November 2016