Aust must be ‘part of the solution’: UNHCR…. Must?

Why is the UN ordering Australia around in this manner?  Is Australia a serfdom of the UN? Australia is not causing these problems. In the main, it is Islam and Islamic failed States all over the world that is causing it. How about lecturing Islam, sir? How about a policy of condemning Islam and its policies of Sharia law which kills all hope in peoples who are subject to it, apart from also killing Christians and others. How about lecturing all those neighbouring countries in the Middle East who are not taking these refugees. Then there are the millions of refugees who are just economic migrants trying to push in ahead of the genuine refugees.

see below part: the rest at the link at the Oz.

From The Australian: “Australia’s refugee resettlement deal with the United States presents a glimmer of hope for those on Nauru and Manus, but the government must look to regional solutions to solve the wider problem, the UN Refugee Agency says.

Speaking in Jakarta during a forum on statelessness in Southeast Asia on Monday, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Turk said that while the agency was not a party to the agreement announced over the weekend, it welcomed it.

“I think it is important given the precarious situation of asylum seekers and refugees in Nauru and Manus Island to ensure that solutions are found and we have been advocating for this for a while,” he said.

He said the deal offered a “glimmer of hope” but the UNHCR hoped Australia would promote the kinds of regional solutions to migration, displacement and refugee issues that were discussed at the Bali Process in March.

“We do think that Australia has to be part of the solution,” he said.

Mr Turk also expressed concerns about the Federal Government’s lifetime visa ban on asylum seekers and how this might affect the US deal.

“We know that one of the reasons behind irregular movement (globally) is restrictions on family.

“In a way (the lifetime ban legislation) makes precisely that aspect much more difficult because it essentially wants to put forward a life-long ban for entry of anyone who has ever attempted. It is almost like a life sentence.”

Refugees, he added, had a fundamental right to family unity and not to be penalised for seeking asylum.


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