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Bushfires are known to spread rapidly, but over the last three days fires have
been spreading between detention centers in Baxter, Woomera, Port Hedland,
Villawood and even Christmas Island! Initially rejectee-apologists were
claiming that it could be accidental - a claim that even the Baktiaris would be
reluctant to put their visa application. But now the rejectee-apologists have
changed tack, and are blaming the government's policy detention policy.
Detainees, they say, have been reduced to this because of the inhumane policy
of rejecting their applications and sending them home. In other words, one fire
would have been accidental, but nine are justified.
It's easy to believe that these detainees are thugs who believe that the best
way to get what they want is through threats, intimidation, violence and arson,
but that would be ignoring the facts. These people have already had their
applications refused. They have gone through the entire appeal process, and
lost at every stage. They have no chance of staying in Australia, and fully
understand they are going to be sent home.
These are not people who just use violence and arson for a
purpose - they are people who use violence and arson even when there is no
This is just Payback: payback to the Australian people; payback to the taxpayer; payback for saying "we
don't want people like you in our country"; payback for making a judgment which
now seems to have been vindicated.