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Australia: Gay man in civil union faces deportation to Pakistan

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  1. This deplorable situation seems to be entirely mired in bureaucratic disgrace.

  2. How can any Australian have a problem with immigration? The whole country is descended from an immigrant (largely criminal) community – except for the aborigines who the immigrant Europeans treat like dirt.

    1. It should be borne in mind that, for some years after WWII, Australia had a de facto whites-only immigration policy.

    2. They pulled the ladder up behind them and many wanted to keep the country “white” (ignoring the indigenous inhabitants, of course) or, at the very least, European. An attitude that lingers to this day in some quarters.

      1. It is quite sickening but not surprising.

        1. “It is quite sickening but not surprising.”

          James…you didn’t actually finish the sentence,,,so let me do it for you.

          It is quite sickening but not surprising considering Australia is comprised of former English colonies.

          NOW that makes sense.

      2. “They pulled the ladder up behind them and many wanted to keep the country “white” (ignoring the indigenous inhabitants, of course) or, at the very least, European.”

        You are of course referring to the English colonisers who invaded, occupied, tortured, slaughtered and displaced the Aboriginals from their traditional lands, are you not Rehan?

        Or would that be too much of a reality check for you?

        “An attitude that lingers to this day in some quarters.”

        Very much so Rehan,,,just as it does in England.

        Have you ever been to Australia, let alone met an Aboriginal??

    3. When you say aborigines are you referring to North American aborigines, South American aborigines, African aborigines etc. When you are referring to the indigenous population of Australia the term used is Aboriginals (or they are referred to by their tribal groups). Be nice if you could make it into the 20th century. I would think the 21st century might be too much to ask for.

      And just so you know, the Aboriginals just didn’t appear out of thin air.The Aboriginals are the descendants of immigrants, albeit the first immigrants.

      1. That one was for you Mark

        1. “The whole country is descended from an immigrant (largely criminal) community ”

          Not very PC Mark…I think the correct term is English.

  3. Richard 4 Jan, 6:16pm

    There’s a lot of things that aren’t being said. For example, what is the exact reason immigration refused them? Every country has its bureaucracy to dance around. One of the partners is a highly trained neurosurgeon, so it’s not like we’re talking about people who are uneducated or don’t know how to read. The Australian man should’ve known from the outset what would be required to fulfil the governments requirement for a partnership visa. It’s not said in this article, that it seems they weren’t even living together.
    While I understand that some couples choose not to live together, when you’re seeking a partnership visa, it’s a requirement to prove your relationship. So you just do it, you play the game.

    There’s a good saying. If you don’t play by the rules, you don’t deserve to play the game. The rules are plain as day for everyone to see when it comes to partnership visas, it’s not like the government has been hiding them.

    1. Richard 4 Jan, 6:19pm

      I’d also like to add, that there is a video doing the rounds, which basically has little information about the reason for denial. But it does say that because the Australian is funny and the Pakistani is “cute”, they should be allowed to a partnership visa.

      I have little doubt that had they applied for similar visas in any other country, even the UK, they would’ve no doubt been denied one there as well.

  4. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 7 Jan, 6:01am

    Australia is just another backwater of Texas, Mississippi and Alabama as the 52nd state of the United States!!!!!! (Puerto Rico being the 51st state – yet to be ratified by US Congress). Australia is a very violent, homophobic, racist, xenophobic society and alcoholic binging culture that has exploded back into 1814 (when the Rum Corps were so very corrupt in controlling and running NSW – no different to the politicians on both sides (Labor and Liberal) we have today). How do I know – I live here and I am 27 years old and born in Australia. Luckily I do not live in Sydney and live 400 km’s inland at a small to medium town called Forbes.

    Equal marriage NOW is Australia in 2014!!!

  5. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 7 Jan, 6:01am

    UK (not including Northern Ireland), 1/3rd of American states, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Portugal, France, Canada, New Zealand all have marriage equality today, why are we still stuck behind-the-times in 2014???????

    I want to kick-start an Australian Political Party called the Democratic And Equality Party!!!!

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