Australia Passes Illegal Laws
30 May 2021
The Federal Government has passed laws to allow the Australian government to detain refugees indefinitely.
Australians were horrified at the idea of Gulags or exile in Russian Siberia, and what totalitarian states could do. The Treaty of Rome that upholds human rights makes indefinite detention illegal, yet we tolerate Naury, Manus Island, and Christmas Island detention and now this. It is not illegal to flee as a refugee and try to reach a country of safety for asylum. Yet only Andrew Wilkie, the independent MP, spoke against this law, and it was passed by both Liberal and Labor. The Australian government, seeking to scare off refugees arrivals, is willing to break international treaties on human rights. And no one even notices!