Congrats, Court! Oz Judges Rule Bludgers’ Boat Detention OK!


Detention of 157 Tamil asylum seekers on board ship ruled lawful

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Good news from Australia in the Guardian yesterday –  The high court has ruled that the detention of 157 Tamil asylumseekers at sea for a month was lawful.
The plan was to have them returned to India, which of course is not only a democratic country and a fellow-Commonwealth member-nation but also has a Tamil state (Tamil Nadu) wherein these crimmigrants would have felt perfectly at home.
Perfect?
EXCEPT for the absence of the fabulous Australian tax-payers, into whose bottomless benefit trough their snouts could not have reached from India’s sunny shores!
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Thanks, alas, to the shrills of Un-Australian agit-prop groups, they were not despatched back there, where they belong.
So, although they ended up offshore, they have managed to sink their fangs into other people’s hard-earned tax-cash.
However, a court win for common-sense is not to be sniffed at.
EXCEPT that, when you read the full report, only four out of seven judges came down on the side of sanity.
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My many readers in Oz need to study not only the details of this ruling but the process by which high court promotions are arranged.
If democratic imperatives can command only a one-vote majority among these judges, there’s something amiss.