The Unity Party supports Australia’s harmonious, multicultural society, seeks to combat racism, lobbies for the rights of refugees and supports Native Title and Reconciliation
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UNITY CALLS ON HOWARD TO EXPRESS SORROW FOR DEATH OF ASYLUM SEEKERS
 
The pro-migrant Unity Party has called on John Howard and Kim Beazley to express sorrow for the tragic death of over 350 asylum seekers this week. These refugees drowned when their boat sank on their way to seek asylum in Australia.

“John Howard and Kim Beazley must show sorrow and concern for the tragic loss of life of 350 asylum seekers,” said Bill Cope, Unity Party Senate candidate.

“The Australian public must be shown that asylum seekers are human beings and their death is as tragic as the death of any other person.

“Instead Howard seems more concerned about showing the public how tough he can be on asylum seekers.

“The tough measures of the Government have done nothing to stop the flow of boat people, and did not prevent the deaths of these people.

“The major parties must now look at ways to solve the international refugee crisis by working with other countries. With the war in Afghanistan continuing, the number of refugees in the region will only increase.

“The Government has spent a great deal of time painting the asylum seekers as bad people and this has caused considerable racism in the community,” said Mr Cope.

To view the Unity Party's policies please visit www.unity.org.au/core_platform.htm.
For more information please contact Bill Cope, Victorian Senate Candidate, on 0418 697 931.