Apartheid Australia violating human rights
In 1901 one of Australia’s first acts as a nation was to introduce the so-called White Australia policy to exclude non-Europeans from Australia, this including forced repatriation of Melanesian slaves and their progeny and complete cessation of centuries old family and commercial links between Indigenous Australians and Indonesia. This racist policy was abolished in 1974 but now race-based laws and regulations have returned Australia to being an Apartheid state. There is now a New White Australia Policy.
Thus while it was a Labor Government that abolished the White Australia Policy in 1974 and abolished federal racism by its 1975 Racial Discrimination Act, the current Australian Labor Government supported exclusion from this Act of Northern Territory Aborigines (Indigenous Australians) suffering under a continuing Aboriginal Genocide (9,000 Aborigines die avoidably each year out of an Aboriginal population of 500,000), of Afghan refugees fleeing the Afghan Genocide ( 5.6 million war-related deaths, 2001-2011) and of Tamil refugees fleeing the Israeli-complicit Tamil Genocide (circa 50,000 killed in the last year alone). In addition Apartheid Australia strongly supported Apartheid South Africa, supports Apartheid Israel (300,000 Palestinian avoidable deaths since 1967), has been involved in all US Asian Wars (war-related deaths 28 million) and is still involved in the Afghan Genocide (post-invasion war-related deaths 5.6 million).
Nevertheless, Asians represent not just cannon fodder but economic opportunities for Australia. While in 1901 Apartheid Australia’s first prime minister Edmund Barton stated that “The doctrine of the equality of man was never intended to apply to the equality of an Englishman and the Chinaman” and in 1947 Australian Labor Government Immigration Minister Arthur Calwell declared “Two Wongs do not make a White”, today China is Australia’s biggest customer and has made Australia the most prosperous country in the World. In the last decade Australian universities have made a big effort to recruit students from India but their efforts have become unstuck because of (1) violence against Indian university students in Melbourne and Sydney, (2) the abrupt cancellation of student visas that had enabled many overseas students to gain residence in Australia (this harming many people who had already spent large sums to do courses in Australia) and (3) the increase in the value of the Australian dollar associated with the continuing Western financial crisis and huge Australian mineral exports to China. Now the illegal imprisonment by Australia of an Indian university student for 509 days has further compromised the Indian “market” for Australian tertiary education.
The Age newspaper of Melbourne Australia has today reported that an Indian student who paid thousands of dollars to study in Australia was illegally detained at the Villawood detention centre, Sydney, for 18 months because of mistakes by immigration officers. The Australian Human Rights Commissioner Catherine Branson found that Prashant Cherkupalli, 31, should be paid $597,000 in compensation for the 509 days he was illegally detained between November 2004 and April 2006. The detention caused Prashant Cherkupalli to miss classes and forfeit $57,000 in student fees but he has since graduated with a master of engineering degree from Sydney University. Prashant Cherkupalli, who kept his 509 day ordeal secret from his family and is now suing the Australian Government for damages, stated: “I was ashamed to tell my parents. I came here to do something and ended up in prison. I spent thousands of dollars from my family''. (see: here)
Prashant Cherkupalli is not the first person to be illegally imprisoned by Australian immigration authorities who have even illegally detained Australian citizens. Thus 63 compensation claims of illegal immigration detention were filed in Australian courts in the period January 2000 and August 2011 and a total of $10.2 million has been paid out in compensation for illegal detention behind the razor wire of immigration detention centers.
Prashant Cherkupalli is not the first Indian studying in Australia to have been illegally detained by Australian authorities. Thus Dr Muhamed Haneef (born 29 September 1979) is an Indian doctor who was doing specialist training in Australian when he was wrongly accused by incompetent and paranoid Australian authorities of aiding terrorists. He had stayed with a cousin in the UK who was in turn connected to some people involved in a violent but victim-less incident at Glasgow Airport. Dr Haneef had given what remained of his UK mobile phone SIM card to his relative on leaving the UK, this $20 gift being regarded by the Australian authorities as evidence of financial support for terrorism. Dr Haneef was imprisoned for nearly 4 weeks, was threatened with imprisonment for 15 years under Australia’s draconian anti-terrorism laws and had his visa revoked. Dr Haneef subsequently successfully sued the Australian Government for substantial damages.
Australia has a notorious record of active racism, mainly directed at Indigenous Australians, Asians and non-Europeans in general. . Australia has been involved in 24 genocidal atrocities, of which 10 are ongoing and the first being the ongoing Aboriginal Genocide that commenced with British invasion in 1788 (9,000 Indigenous Australians die avoidably each year out of an Indigenous population of 0.5 million). Of course Australia has almost completely white-washed these ongoing genocidal atrocities out of general public perception. Thus Australia was complicit in the British mass murder of 6-7 million Indians in 1942-1945 by withholding wheat from the starving millions of Bengal and adjoining provinces during the WW2 Bengali Holocaust (Bengal Famine). However Australian historians have, with a few exceptions, completely deleted from history this WW2 atrocity, Australia’s secret genocide history in general and even how Australia was originally colonized in 1788 to serve as a support base for British naval and military operations for the defeat of the French in the conquest of India.
Indian or indeed any other students studying history in Apartheid Australia will almost certainly get a holocaust-ignoring, holocaust-denying version that ignores, for example, the 1.8 billion Indians who died avoidably from British-imposed deprivation in the 1757-1947 Indian Holocaust and Indian Genocide under the British. Australia has a new, universally-employed catch-phrase “moving forward” that means more of the same (the rabidly capitalist 1% violating the 99%) while conveniently ignoring the past (see my book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability”).
Importantly, prospective students must also be made aware of the Australian White Australia Policy (1901-1974) which effectively excluded Indians and other non-Europeans and from Australia but was enacted in a sneaky, secretive fashion to minimize offence to the hundreds of millions of non-European subjects of the brutal, racist British Empire.
However, today there is a secret, New White Australia Policy whereby Europeans (with some exceptions) can apply on-line for visas to enter Australia but non-Europeans (with some exceptions) must apply on a completely separate form with more rigorous demands and submit it to an Australian embassy. This New White Australia Policy meant, for example, that the Indian national bowls team, who wanted to do some training in Australia prior to the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, was excluded. An Immigration official said that the players and their trainer were a flight risk after they were found to have insufficient bank savings and to lack incentives to return home: "Consideration was given to each applicant’s reasons for visiting Australia, their financial capacity and their incentives to return to their home country. If applicants have insufficient funds to support their stay or a determination is made there are insufficient incentives for an applicant's return home, the visa application is refused" (see “Oz refusal of visas to Indian lawn bowls team ‘ultimate case of Indian-bashing’”, Top News Sports, 12 June 2010).
Australia’s racist paranoia about Asians and non-Europeans extends from the illegal imprisonment of Indians studying in Australia, the arbitrary withdrawal of student visas from students who had already paid huge course fees and the insulting exclusion of the Indian national lawn bowls team to the utterly obscene mass imprisonment of Asian and Aboriginal children. Thus Apartheid Israel is one of the world’s best friends of race-based, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel that currently has 194 Palestinian children in Israeli jails and continues to highly abusively imprison 800,000 Palestinian children in what the Catholic Church has described as the Gaza Concentration Camp for the asserted “crime” of being Palestinians. Apartheid Australia currently has 100 Indonesian children in prison (awaiting trial for the "crime" of being boat crew on boats bringing desperate Muslim refugees into Australian waters) and has about 400 mainly Muslim refugee children in indefinite detention without trial for the "crime" of being refugees. In Western Australia alone, 74% of about 200 children in prison are Aboriginal although Aboriginals represent only 4% of the state population.
Indians, and indeed non-Europeans in general, thinking about studying in Australia should seriously consider whether they want to study in a racist, holocaust-complicit, holocaust-ignoring, anti-truth, anti-intellectual, anti-Asian country and the chances, albeit low, of being bashed, of having their visas arbitrarily revoked, or of being falsely and abusively imprisoned because of pro-Zionist, pro-US, anti-Asian, racist White Australia’s paranoia about terrorism and non-Europeans. What can decent people, including decent Australians, do? Decent people must (a) ) inform everyone they can about the New White Australia Policy and the new, politically correct racism (PC racism) in Australia and (b) urge and apply sanctions against all those complicity in this worsening racist obscenity.
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