Let Them Eat ...
Wednesday, 13 November 2002
The ABC reports that Immigration Minister Phil Ruddock has flagged the possibility of closing the Woomera Detention Centre and moving detainees to the new Baxter centre in Port Augusta, where women and child detainees may be allowed to live in the community with children attending local schools. Port Augusta's Mayor, Joy Baluch, is reported to be opposed to this idea.
I suspect that it will be hard to persuade Ms Baluch to drop her opposition to the scheme, if this comment, reported in the Age on March 25 this year, is anything to go by:
"If the bastards can't look after them at Woomera, we don't want them here," she [Ms Baluch] said yesterday. "I'd like to wipe my arse on the lot of them."