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Interesting video, for me I'm not sure what to think about this one.
On one hand I think they aren't Australian Citizens, so what responsibility does Australia really have to take care of them?
On the other hand I don't know what to think?
This is a tough one for me.
I really wanna try some of that Roti.
Australia's obligation falls under the same obligation all countries who have signed the CRSR treaty...FreeSocrates! wrote: On one hand I think they aren't Australian Citizens, so what responsibility does Australia really have to take care of them?
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"No Contracting State shall expel or return ('refouler') a refugee in any manner whatsoever to the frontiers of territories where his life or freedom would be threatened on account of his race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social or political opinion" (Article 33(1)).
So they've entered into an agreement, and now are obligated to fulfill their role in it. However instead of doing that, they're offsetting it to a 3rd party who is completely ill equipped to receive and care for refugees, and who will most likely pocket said monies Australia is donating for that care and toss the refugees into the gutters with the rest of it's citizens. Or... and potentially worse... actually provide a level of care for them (though I have zero belief that 100% of the monies will go to this) above that provided the poor Khmer, which will incite racial resentment and trigger multiple outbreaks of racial violence.
Every way you slice it it's a terrible idea... especially with the pocket stuffing old guard in place.
The ideal would be that they take them and that the money is split between caring for them and improving the quality of life for the poor Khmer who live here, making the Khmer citizens grateful for them and the program as a whole and diffusing the racial tensions. When that happens we'll also see real life unicorns, flying pigs, Vlad getting his law degree, and 3 days of sane and orderly traffic on Cambodian roadways.
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