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Reasonable code of behaviour if you ask me

This is the code of behaviour that asylum seekers will be obliged to sign, for some reason the loopy Greens think that its unreasonable to spell out precisely what is expected of these mendicants when they are released into the community.

The code reads as follows:

“This Code of Behaviour contains a list of expectations about how you will behave at all times while in Australia. It does not contain all your rights and duties under Australian law. If you are found to have breached the Code of Behaviour, you could have your income support reduced, or your visa may be cancelled. If your visa is cancelled, you will be returned to immigration detention and may be transferred to an offshore processing centre.

• You must not disobey any Australian laws including Australian road laws; you must cooperate with all lawful instructions given to you by police and other government officials;

• You must not make sexual contact with another person without that person’s consent, regardless of their age; you must never make sexual contact with someone under the age of consent;

• You must not take part in, or get involved in any kind of criminal behaviour in Australia, including violence against any person, including your family or government officials; deliberately damage property; give false identity documents or lie to a government official;

• You must not harass, intimidate or bully any other person or group of people or engage in any antisocial or disruptive activities that are inconsiderate, disrespectful or threaten the peaceful enjoyment of other members of the community;

• You must not refuse to comply with any health undertaking provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or direction issued by the Chief Medical Officer (Immigration) to undertake treatment for a health condition for public health purposes;

• You must co-operate with all reasonable requests from the department or its agents in regard to the resolution of your status, including requests to attend interviews or to provide or obtain identity and/or travel documents.

  • I, __________[name to be written]_______ ______________________________________ agree to abide by this Code of Behaviour while I am living in Australia on a Bridging E visa. I understand that if I do not abide by the Code of Behaviour my income support may be reduced or ceased, or my visa may be cancelled and I will be returned to immigration detention.”


Personally I fail to see why this is too big an ask from people that we are supporting and allowing to live in the community, strewth its not as if we can even be sure of their identities let alone the nature of their character.  If they don’t like it well then we can arrange for them to be on a quick filight back to where they came from.

Cheers Comrades.


1 Comment

  1. MrWombat says:

    Amazing that we have to spell out “When you are in Australia, you have to obey the law.” I suppose some of these people come from places so lawless that it needs to be.
    As for the health thing – again, some people live in places where you shit in the streets. It needs to be explained to them that you don’t stuff newspaper down the toilet.
    And, of course, many of these people come from places where young women don’t routinely go out on a Friday night dressed like prostitutes.
    One item that I would add is “do not attempt to bribe government officials”. Another cultural oddity of Australia. Aussies don’t realise how good we have it.

    It’s the job of the department of immigration to explain this stuff. They shouldn’t be burdened with being forbidden to mention certain unhappy facts about the world.

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