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Greg Black

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Worthy organisations

Amnesty International Australia — global defenders of human rights

global defenders of human rights

Médecins Sans Frontières — help us save lives around the world

Médecins Sans Frontières - help us save lives around the world

Electronic Frontiers Australia — protecting and promoting on-line civil liberties in Australia

Electronic Frontiers Australia


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Software resources

GNU Emacs


The FreeBSD Project

Sat, 01 Jan 2005

Australian hospitality

According to news.com.au, “The Bakhtiyari family could face a bill of more than $3million to repay the costs of their detention following their deportation from Australia.”

Kind of our government isn’t it? Detain them, persecute them in the courts, separate kids from parents, finally deport them, and now there’s talk of asking them to pay for all this hospitality. It looks as if asylum seekers are being encouraged to look elsewhere for shelter. It’s only a news.com.au story, so it could be completely wrong—but it could also be based on the truth. If there’s any truth in it, it’s one more disgraceful thing perpetrated by our pitiful excuse for a government. It’s enough to make you ashamed of being Australian.