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A Gilliaganesque voyage , or Just look at who was on that boat…

 Photo: Scott Morrison released a statement saying 41 asylum seekers were returned to Sri Lanka's navy yesterday. (AAP: Joe Castro)

Photo: Scott Morrison released a statement saying 41 asylum seekers were returned to Sri Lanka’s navy yesterday. (AAP: Joe Castro)

The Federal Government has confirmed that 41 asylum seekers have been handed over to Sri Lankan authorities after being intercepted near the Cocos Islands.

It is believed that two boats were intercepted north-west of Australia in late June, but the Government was not confirming their existence.

However, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has now confirmed that one of the boats, intercepted west of the Cocos Islands, was carrying 37 Sinhalese and four Tamils from Sri Lanka.

A statement from the Immigration Minister says the 41 people on board were processed at sea and transferred to the Sri Lankan navy yesterday near Sri Lanka.

The Government says one of the Sinhalese may have a case for seeking asylum but opted to be handed back to Sri Lanka.

Well how is that? Now that these would be illegal immigrants have been handed back to the  Sri Lankan navy I very much doubt that there will be  a new flood of mendicants following their example and buying passage on a voyage of gilliaganesque proportions that takes them nowhere. To me the thing that I find most in interesting about this cohort is their ethnicity. Namely that the majority were not even Tamils  they were Sinhalese  which very neatly undermines the arguments form the open borders left who have been insisting that they are all Tamils. Frankly if ever there was proof that these are economic migrants then that is the clincher right there.

Isn’t it nice to see our government doing what it promised?

Cheers Comrades

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18 Comments

  1. GD says:

    When I was in my 20s I wanted to go to the USA to study. However I couldn’t unless I had enough funds to survive without working for at least a year, plus my tuition. A Green Card was unattainable.

    Now third world people seem to expect it is their right to move to Australia, jump on welfare and immediately enjoy the benefits that a Judeo-Christo society has built over the past two hundred years.

    Worse still, Australian leftards like Christine Milne and Sarah Two-Dads are actively agitating to bring more unidentified economic shoppers at the expense of those refugees in UN camps who can’t afford the people smugglers’ tariff. The left should be ashamed of themselves for their hypocrisy and double standards.

    This current lot from Sri Lanka have proved to be nothing more than economic country shoppers. If they have skills that Australia needs, they should apply through the proper channels.

    Unfortunately leftards think otherwise.

  2. GD says:

    Tim Blair spells it out clearly.

  3. rjryan says:

    GD! You are everthing I hate in a human being,”you wanted to study in the USA”—-BIG F#cING DEAL, methinks you got second thoughts—-like you may have been called to fight in Vietnam, big puddles of water around you —you pissed yourself, when you pictured yourself in a yankee uniform, you are no Australian—you are the vomit of hate, now f%ck off.

  4. rjryan says:

    AND take your bum-mate Tim Blair with you.

  5. rjryan says:

    Would love to look into your family tree—–lot of inbreeding there, I would say.

  6. GD says:

    Richard Ryan, how many asylum seekers are you sponsoring? How many homeless people are you helping? Or is your faux, fake compassion limited to ranting on blogs?

    My guess is you don’t give a f*ck, but love to create havoc on blogs, many of which you have been barred from.

    Way to go, loser.

  7. GD says:

    GD! You are everthing I hate in a human being, you are the vomit of hate, now f%ck off.

    Thanks Richard, how charming of you 😦

  8. Ray Dixon says:

    GD, how do go from this:

    When I was in my 20s I wanted to go to the USA to study. However I couldn’t unless I had enough funds to survive without working for at least a year, plus my tuition. A Green Card was unattainable.

    To this:

    Now third world people seem to expect it is their right to move to Australia, jump on welfare and immediately enjoy the benefits that a Judeo-Christo society has built over the past two hundred years.

    What is the correlation please? Do you consider your plight the equivalent of theirs? Perhaps you consider you have more “rights” than they do and you’re envious of these people for some reason? There’s no connection between what you wanted to do and what asylum seekers want to do.

  9. rjryan says:

    WTF! Thinks his shit does not stink,

  10. rjryan says:

    WTF! Wanted to go to the USA to study—–your type of species are not welcome in America, and your phoney Yankee accent is a setback to your entry—stick to your phoney country western music.

  11. Ray Dixon says:

    Hmm, letsbefair, Richie. I don’t think GD is into Country & Western music (*) and in fact I think he demonstrates a wide music taste, including Rock, R&B, Soul and Blues classics.

    I don’t think he has a “phoney Yankee accent” either.

    I agree that his attempt to draw a parallel between his (highly self interested) desire to study music in the USA and asylum seekers simply trying to get to Australia because, hey, they just want to live in a safe and decent place stinks like elitist, self-serving & sanctimonious shit, though.

    (* Is Country & Western really music? I prefer Country to Western … if Western is the type of crap we’re served up today)

  12. GD says:

    he demonstrates a wide music taste, including Rock, R&B, Soul and Blues classics

    Add to that list C&W. Yes, C and W, I like both types of country music, also jazz, classical and soon perhaps opera, not there yet though.

    Your mate Richard Ryan no doubt has a great collection of Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop.

    asylum seekers simply trying to get to Australia because…they just want to live in a safe and decent place stinks like elitist, self-serving & sanctimonious shit

    Open borders eh Ray? How many? Leftards never answer that question. No longer is it refugees fleeing persecution, it’s now anyone who wants a better life.

    So how many? Because there are billions of people from other countries that would love to live in Australia, especially with our generous Centrelink. Obviously we can’t accommodate everyone.

    So, how many?

    The USA is far more rigorous with their vetting of border controls, even though that fails to some degree. The difference there is illegals have to work. Australia simply hands country shoppers a Centrelink card.

    Japan has strict controls on Islamic immigration.

    Australia is being played for a sucker.

    As for C&W check out these blokes, it’s worth watchin’ till the end..some great country pickin’

  13. GD says:

    Now that youse are enjoying the country music, here’s the bloke on the right of the last video, Redd Volkaert, playing in Tamworth Oztrayla, ably assisted by the superb talents of Aussie pedal steel player Michael Rose.

    Dang, it’s damn good ain’t it? Gets all that lefty PC sh*t out of your brain, helps you think clear again. Yee-hah!

  14. Ray Dixon says:

    How many? Leftards never answer that question

    Bullshit, GD, and I think we’ve had this discussion before. How many what? The refugee intake limit is currently 20,000 per year, supported by both sides. Seems okay to me. If you mean how many immigrants overall, I think it’s presently around 200,000 per year, what’s your point? No one is talking “open borders” and isn’t it about time you stopped exaggerating to the point of lying about what I and others have said?

    And you have not answered my question about your o-so-petulant comparison of your failed mission to the USA (for purely self indulgent purposes) to the attempts by refugees to find safe harbour. Waiting …………………

  15. rjryan says:

    GD! Your type of species is not welcome in the USA————-YOU ARE A FAILURE,could not get to America, even terrorists can get to America, and even learn to fly planes!

  16. GD says:

    to the attempts by refugees to find safe harbour

    yeah, sure Ray.

  17. GD says:

    Ray and Richard

    So youse didn’t like my country and western selections I chose for yuhs. No goddamn sense of humour that’s all I can say about you lefties. Always focused on letting in more freeloaders to join up on Centrelink.

    See, when I was wanting to go to the US of A, they wouldn’t award me a welfare pension on arrival at their shores, they made sure I had enough money to live for a year, even while I was paying to study in their country. And I reckon that was fair enough, but here in Australia, you jus’ get on some boat and the lefties will fall over themselves to make sure you get set up on Centrelink quick as that.

    If your story’s pretty good you even get a government house like that bloke in the ACT who was importing all his mates while pushing a few shopping trolleys around. And then uni enrolment is a no brainer, all because you’re a supposed ‘persecuted refugee’.

  18. Ray Dixon says:

    That’s not an answer to my question. Come on, how does your ‘oh poor me I couldn’t get to go to the US to indulge myself’ analogy relate to the refugee situation? As you like to say, GD ……. “man up” and answer the question.

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