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Certain Maritime Incident : The Sinking Of Siev X, A - Tony Kevin

Certain Maritime Incident

The Sinking Of Siev X, A


Published: 31st May 2013
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The Australian government claimed it had no prior knowledge of the unfolding tragedy. Yet ministers and senior officials from the beginning tried to mislead the Australian Senate and the community over important questions. What did the government and its agencies know about the boat and its fate, and when? Did we have any responsibility for the tragedy? Did we have a duty of care to save the survivors that we shirked?A Certain Maritime Incident joins the dots for the first time to reveal a disquieting record of government misconduct, including Australian Federal Police involvement in a people-smuggling 'disruption program', and an extraordinary combination of stonewalling and professed ignorance by a government dedicated to micromanaging the deterrence of asylum-seeker voyages.The victims of this maritime disaster were mostly women and children, and many of their male family members are living in the Australian community on temporary protection visas. This book is dedicated to the grieving kin. It is also for the rest of us because, Tony Kevin argues, nothing less than a comprehensive judicial inquiry into the sinking of SIEV X will suffice if Australia is to regain its national honour.

ISBN: 9781920769215
ISBN-10: 1920769218
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 31st May 2013
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1