Comment News (Gosnells) - - Opinion -

I am call­ing on the politi­cians and peo­ple of con­science – which­ever party they rep­re­sent to ap­ply pres­sure on the Prime Min­is­ter (who claims to be a Chris­tian) – to take com­pas­sion­ate ac­tion now re­gard­ing the sit­u­a­tion at Manus.

Those refugees and asy­lum seek­ers on Manus have suf­fered tremen­dously for four years.

They fled per­se­cu­tion in their home­land (the likes of which most peo­ple in Aus­tralia can­not imag­ine) only to be fur­ther per­se­cuted by the Aus­tralian Govern­ment and PNG lo­cal peo­ple.

I re­mind the politi­cians and the com­mu­nity that the PNG Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice has said he can­not guar­an­tee the refugees safety should they do as the Aus­tralian Govern­ment is forc­ing them to and move into the com­mu­nity.

The Aus­tralian Govern­ment is re­spon­si­ble for their on­go­ing per­se­cu­tions and will be cul­pa­ble for the out­come of this lat­est hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis.

I ask you to put your­self in the refugees sit­u­a­tion.

They have re­peat­edly been tar­geted, shot at, at­tacked and in­jured and killed by PNG lo­cals and au­thor­i­ties.

So it is un­der­stand­able they are afraid to move into the com­mu­nity with no pro­tec­tion. Bring them here to Aus­tralia.

They have suf­fered enough . AN­DREA CAL­LAGHAN, Hil­ton FI­NALLY!!! Peo­ple are too scared of change and de­vel­op­ment. Th­ese stores have been needed to draw more cus­tom to that shop­ping cen­tre to ben­e­fit ex­ist­ing small busi­ness own­ers. – Jen­nifer Keys

Watch that lit­tle park across from it fill up with un­de­sir­ables, caus­ing all kinds of has­sles. Look what hap­pens at Ash­bur­ton Rd shops – the same thing So glad it never went ahead while I was liv­ing just be­hind those shops. There are pubs and bot­tle shops close by. – Tash Wood­ward

I was the first per­son to get a pe­ti­tion and sig­na­tures against it and it was ac­cepted. Be­fore I left Huntingdale, an­other lady came around and signed a pe­ti­tion against a liquor shop there, they won't lis­ten to the peo­ple who live in the area, I knew it – Bev­er­ley Anne Whit­ting­ton

That lit­tle shop­ping cen­tre was a gold mine when it first opened, but it’s not nowa­days. That build­ing in the mid­dle of the carpark was to be a doc­tors surgery and pathol­ogy but it never got passed for that!! – Cindy Ro­maro

There goes Huntingdale shops. – Michael Meldrum

Would even­tu­ally hap­pen. Just so glad we moved!

Read­ers on Face­book were vo­cal for and against a re­cently ap­proved liquor store in Huntingdale.

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