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 Missing Athletes Could be Refugees
Phillip J.
 Posted: Apr 14 2018, 07:44 PM
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WHAT JONNO SAID!! http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/mad.gif

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 Posted: Apr 14 2018, 08:37 PM
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The point that makes me mad we pay these incompetents obscene amounts of cash Ye they seem to thing it is there right to lie thieve Can not even abide by the constitution
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 Posted: Apr 16 2018, 01:30 PM
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Former refugees carry Australia's medal hopes as Dutton's visa breach warning looms

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/former-refugees-carry-australia-s-medal-hopes-as-dutton-s-visa-breach-warning-looms

Former refugees from the 2006 games are among Australia’s medal hopes on the Gold Coast but if Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton has his way there won’t be more asylum seekers joining their ranks.

Athletes and officials coming to Australia for the Commonwealth Games have the right to claim asylum once they are here, say lawyers, despite warnings last month from the Home Affairs minister about breaching visa conditions.

Forty-five people from Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria and Bangladesh overstayed or claimed asylum after the last games in Australia, in Melbourne in 2006.

Many received refugee status including Cameroon weightlifters Francois Etoundi and Simplice Ribouem, who are both in the 2018 Australian team.

Francois Etoundi wins weightlifting bronze after tearing bicep during lift
http://www.news.com.au/sport/commonwealth-games/australian-team/francois-etoundi-wins-weightlifting-bronze-after-tearing-bicep-during-lift/news-story/18755764f1ada38297e262a0982306a3
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Francois Etoundi at Gold Coast 2018

Simplice Ribouem en route to Glasgow silver medal
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-30/simplice-ribouem-en-route-to-glasgow-silver-medal/5634100
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Simplice Ribouem at Glasgow 2014

A bronze medalist in Melbourne, Ribouem took the chance to escape his conflict-riven country and seek asylum in Australia.

Four years later he won gold for Australia at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games and only silver in Glasgow in 2014 after a controversial judging decision.

Proud to be an Australian athlete, Ribouem hopes to add a medal in the 94-kilogram category to the ones he has won for Australia.


Unfortunately, Simplice Ribouem was unable to compete at the Gold Coast due to injury..

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 Posted: Apr 16 2018, 03:01 PM
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And how does lifting heavy thing make him a asset
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Phillip J.
 Posted: Apr 16 2018, 06:05 PM
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It must be part of their long term plan. Pretend to be an "athlete" so as to get to another country, for the sole purpose of becoming an asylum-seeker! Using both countries. Theirs and ours! 👎

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who knows bet they live better live style than the rest so do not cry victim
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 Posted: Apr 17 2018, 12:19 PM
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QUOTE (Phillip J. @ Apr 16 2018, 06:05 PM)
It must be part of their long term plan. Pretend to be an "athlete" so as to get to another country, for the sole purpose of becoming an asylum-seeker! Using both countries. Theirs and ours! 👎

Australia has been doing this for a long time Phillip.

We fast track immigration for sporting success. Many of our up and coming tennis players, boxers and track and field athletes, Rugby players, Rugby League players and Soccer players use their sporting prowess to fast track citizenship - some are seeking asylum, (the black ones http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif ) and some are just economic migrants.

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As long as the mindless majority can chant "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi" it doesn't matter to them.

By the way, this chant originated in Britain as "Oggy, Oggy, Oggy" and, in the early '90s, was borrowed by our women's hockey team who chanted "Ocky, Ocky, Ocky". The cretins who use it now have no idea how unoriginal their current version is.

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Phillip J.
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But, Bill, that doesn't make it right! To me, it's wrong to "fast track" someone, purely based on their sporting prowess. How about determining their worthiness, based on their honesty (not shown here!) If they turn on their own country, who's to say that they wouldn't turn on us, as well?

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 Posted: Apr 18 2018, 04:35 PM
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they would have been well off in their own country better than most
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