a week spent for asylum fares to and from Christmas Island
ALMOST $200,000 a week is being spent on
charter flights to ferry
asylum seekers and federal staff to and from Christmas Island to ease
pressure on the overcrowded off-shore detention centre.
New figures on the cost of the Government's border protection policy
reveal it has been forced to double the number of charter flights on
and off the island this year, to an average of one every five days.
The cost of the aircraft has also more than trebled in just 10 months
to $8.2 million, or $134,000 a flight. And it is forecast to keep
rising, with the Government admitting it will cost an extra $8.1
million next year.
According to the latest figures - detailing the cost of flying asylum
seekers from the island to 12 locations on the mainland, including
Sydney - in the 10 months to April 30, 62 aircraft were chartered to
carry 6500 people to and from Christmas Island.
In the 2008-09 financial year 32 charter flights carrying 2500 people
to and from the island cost $2.7 million - an average of $84,000 a
But the latest figures do not include the recent transfer of 30 Sri
Lankan, Afghani and Iranian family groups - 86 asylum seekers in total
- from the island to the former mining camp in Leonora, in Western
Australia. See full story HERE
A BRAND NEW YOU TUBE RELEASE
the Cross-roads" outlines the threats to our nation, details the
culprits, and in clear layman's terms proposes the only practical
A DVD of this important video message and wake up call to the nation
will soon be available through our online shop - HERE.
ASIAN PREDATORS MAKE
GRAB FOR AUSTRALIA'S FINANCIAL HEART
What you need to know about the real
power behind the Singapore Stock Exchange!
LION KINGS OF THE EAST - is an excellent
expose about how the "Kings of the East" are sinking their claws into
Australia's financial heart the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).
If Australia is to survive
as anything more than a land of slaves to these powerful Asian
financial interests we had better wake up fast.
Story by Eric Ellis who was
Singapore-based correspondent for Fortune
Magazine from 2000-2007.
Read story HERE
Will You be there?
NORTHAM PUBLIC MEETING
Thursday 4 November 2010.
Commencing at 7pm
Venue: Town Hall, Northam - Public
One Nation WA will
Call 9306 2221 and
us your support to
stop the mad woman of Kirribilli from destroying Australia!
in the wind?
Gillard to dump 1500 male asylum
seekers on Northam!
As a generous people we are more
happy to continue to help persecuted individuals or groups in their own
countries, or in the next nearest neighbouring country. But be flooded
with Asylum seekers in our own country – never!
Julia Gillard has no mandate
to place 1500 asylum seekers in the Northam Military camp, or anywhere
else in Western Australia for that matter. The fact that the camp is
Commonwealth territory is irrelevant. That camp, like every other
square meter of this nation, belongs to the people. The
Commonwealth is the servant of the people, not its master. We refuse to
accept these so-called asylum seekers.
Read full story HERE.