ZOO Weekly


22 July 2012
3 stars
ZOO Weekly regrets any offence caused to any of our readers, and to any asylum seeker or refugee and their families and supporters, by the article “Sexiest Boat People” on pages 32 and 33 of the July 16th 2012 issue of ZOO Weekly, which included the competition “Are you Australia’s Hottest Asylum Seeker?”.
We apologise for being insensitive towards asylum seekers and refugees, and the traumatic experiences they have experienced.
Our apologies are extended to Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.

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  • 2point0

    No, obviously not since I didn't mention anything of the sort.

    Plenty of close minded people it seems. Anyway

  • michaelf

    "Perks"? You mean not allowing them to drown or starve?

  • 2point0

    I think Rankster's quarm is with the people hitching a ride in with the Navy and given food, shelter and other perks while the Australian homeless and a lot of penssioners are left wanting.

    And now for me to jump back out of this ram fight.

  • michaelf

    I think you'll find that most "illegal immigrants" are people who overstay visas, you know, those New Zealanders, Americans and Brits.

    And people do get turned away once they're here, which is why their claims are processed to see if they're genuine.  The vast majority of asylum seekers are later found to be genuine.

    No, I won't change your opinions, because you're obviously a closed-minded fool.

  • Rankster

    illegal immigrants and asylum seekers are totally different.
    im talking about boat people, people trying to sneak into the country.
    people we cant turn away once there here.
    the ones we open our doors to by all means come in, otherwise sod off.
    you wont change my opinion. its based on what ive seen. goodluck trying.

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