|On top of corruption!|
Andrew Theopanous, long time Labour serving Minister and obsessed
pro-immigration activist went down for 3.5 years jail.
Not only was he taking bribes in the form of money, he was attempting to take
payment in the form of sexual favors from an Asian woman ('if she was good
This is the same man who continually rallied for the rights of immigrants, and
who took the moral high ground on any issue to do with immigration. He wanted
more immigration - presumably no amount of immigration would have been enough.
Understandable when more immigrants means more opportunity to take bribes from
them, and to use them for sex.
This is the man who painted the immigrants as poor desperate and needing
'special treatment'. Clearly he thought they were desperate. Desperate enough to
agree to give sex in return for visas.
He was also instrumental in the controversial decision to bring some 20,000
'Bob Hawke Specials' into the country after the Tienanmen Square massacre in
It is time to seriously question Australia's immigration policies. While
the fact that Theopanous is just a common criminal is not in itself enough to
dismiss the views he held, it is enough to look very seriously at those
views, and question our policy frameworks. Much of our immigration policy
framework, including much of our refugee program was set up under the control
of this criminal. It would be criminal to merely accept the current levels as
appropriate without further questioning.
Meantime Theopanous may be doing a little questioning of his own in his
prison cell. His wife might be questioning why she is still with him too, and
planning her own escape.