“History never repeats”, but don’t you think its odd that Australia once a prison Island for colonial England has a policy of imprisoning immigrants and refuges on a smaller island just outside its own borders?
Its commonly thought that victims of sexual abuse may follow there parents behavior and abuse others in a similar fashion, I question whether this is Australia’s period of awkward adulthood there is a growing sense of ugly patriotism which unfortunately can only be seen as racist codswallop. It’s unsurprising given our colonial history that we think that imprisoning struggling people on islands is acceptable but is it.. really ?
Its this country’s policy to imprison “illegal emigrants” or refugees on a small island that is technically outside of the arbitrary border we imagine exists somewhere outside of our island home. It is also the governments policy to not speak about the tactics used to enforce police and govern all of the above infrastructure under the general banner of “operational matters” . So much for transparency and democracy right? Its a perfect example of how not to do open government.
But wait it gets worse there have been allegations of child abuse in prison facility’s..( yes australians put refugee children in prison ) and those in power responded by:
a) Abusing the woman put in charge of investigating the prisons and;
b) threatening to make it illegal to report child abuse in these facility’s
all of the above have driven me to make and open source the above map, available here as a pdf – feel free to reuse or modify Map of prison islands.
Just so you know whats happening down this end of the planet, its really not pretty ,it must change. consider this a message in a bottle.
*please help *