The Australian government wants to open a notorious refugee camp on Christmas island in the Indian ocean. The the by a vote defeat in the refugee policy under pressure troubled the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced on Wednesday.
With the re-opening of the camp should be responsive to an expected increase in the Refugee said the conservative Premier. The bearing on the remote Christmas island had been in the autumn closed.
Morrison had suffered in the Parliament a bitter defeat. According to the house of Commons on Tuesday by the Senate, an amendment agreed to on Wednesday for medical treatment of refugees detained on two of the Pacific Islands of Manus and Nauru. The deputies voted by a narrow majority for the bill from the Opposition, his conservative minority government had rejected. The act gives asylum seekers detained in camps on remote Islands, the right to be in for a treat brought to Australia.
Morrison said on Wednesday, this will give people new incentives, the car Crossing to Australia - which is why he wanted the camp on Christmas island re-open. The Opposition accused the Premier, to weaken the borders of the country.
the scene of riots
Australia is because of its harsh policies to deter refugees for years in the criticism. The country brings all the refugees who want to come by boat to Australia, and will be taken up in camps on the Pacific Islands of Nauru and on Papua new Guinea.
The camp on Christmas island in the Indian ocean was closed last fall. The detention center since its Opening in 2008, the scene of riots, deaths, alleged rape and self-injury.
In Australia must be selected by the end of may. An election date yet. In the polls the social democratic labor party is clearly in the front. The conservative Liberal party was overthrown last summer, their own Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. With the farewell from the Parliament, the government lost the majority. The refugee policy is an important election issue. (nlu/sda)
Created: 13.02.2019, 08:04 PM