‘Nope, Nope, Nope’: Tony Abbott’s blunt response when asked if Australia would accept hundreds of “refugees”

As Indonesia and Malaysia reach out to the international community after being flooded with Rohingya asylum seekers fleeing their home in fear of religious persecution, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reaffirmed that he will not assist any of the migrants caught up in South East Asia’s refugee crisis with a resounding ‘nope’.

‘Nope, nope, nope. We have a very clear refugee and humanitarian program,’ Mr Abbott said on Thursday.

‘I’m sorry. If you want to start a new life, you come through the front door, not through the back door.

  • Jim Horne

    Is Canada in the same boat as the U.S.?
    Are the U.N. and O.I.C. effecting immigration/resettlement in Canada?

    Refugee Resettlement

  • Sharkibark

    Guess I’m moving to Australia then 😛

  • Tony Abbott – one good and wise man. Canada must give the same answer to the same question, again and again.

  • tom_billesley

    He’s going to upset so many leftists that are back-door merchants.

    • Frau Katze

      He already has.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    This is real principled leadership, unlike the taqiyya spouter in the White House.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    I love everyone in The World.


  • pop

    Bangi Muslims and reports say, 1000’s

    Indonesia are hypocrits, I bet Australian aid to Indonesia will pay for them.

    F ck , I hate Indonesia.

  • pop

    Your Canadian leader needs to learn from this. It’s ok to say f off. The refugees are economic and you can’t chose your country if you’re a reffo

  • moraywatson

    I want a Tony Abbott.

  • ntt1

    The rohinga are Muslim refugees created by their own drive to act as Muslims and try to wrest supremacy in their former host countries.why would any sane country accept proven troublemakers?let the Muslim counties accept them.or they can sink and save everybody a lot of headache

    • k1962

      Their fellow Muslims should rescue them (Malaysia, Indonesia) not Thailand or Australia. It is the umma who needs to step up to the plate and put their money where their mouths are, for once.

  • Martin B

    Someone has to be brave enough to bell the cat, and right now that someone is Tony Abbott. No doubt he’ll be showered with hatred & scorn.

  • Uncle_Waspy

    This must be some kind of mirage!
    A political leader who puts the interests of his own countrymen first?

    We gotta clone this Tony fellow.

    • Cheryl

      I called our MP in 2010 to give my views about the 500 Tamils arriving in BC and asked why we were not like Australia. I was told if I didn’t like it I could buy a plane ticket and move to Australia. This is a Conservative MP. Now I was born here as was my mother and grandmother. Well I called the Human Rights Commission and when I explained what happened they told me I had no case, I was in the wrong and hung up. It is obvious the HRC does not protect the Canadian born and that is truly a shame, because my taxes are paying their salary. Can someone tell what the hell is wrong with the government in Canada? We have such an inept government that they don’t know to get their priorities straight to protect the people that have built this country, but seem to have no problem protecting newcomers. Heaven helps us all if this continues

      • Minicapt

        Your MP employs office personnel who are members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada; and PSAC is Dipper country, profiting from the arrival of such ‘refugees’.


  • sanwin

    Someone give the man a medal.

  • Hey!

    What happened to the third pillar of charity and Buddhist compassion?

    South and southeast Asia helped create this mess. As Western nations are slowly becoming disinclined to take in people, it’s time for Thailand et al to step it up.

    • k1962

      The Burmese are Buddhist and I understand their issues with the Muslims in their country, but I’m still a little surprised since Buddhists are thought to be such peaceful people.

      • Alain

        When you have a small population of Muslim invaders who proceed to carry out jihad on a regular basis, it should be clear that you do not need to add to their number. Being peaceful and charitable does not mean you commit national suicide.

        • k1962

          Hey, I don’t want them here either. They apparently are from Bangladesh originally, but the umma there doesn’t want them either. Kind of shocking seeing some of the starving women in the boat taking the precaution of covering their faces as though they were in Saudi Arabia.

      • What I don’t like is these countries expecting the West to take in their criminals, ect.


        • k1962

          I cannot stand it either. And then to make matters worse, we quite often don’t deport them when they commit crimes here.

          • Australia has sharks. Why aren’t the Australians using them?

      • ntt1

        they are no longer peaceful after repeated attacks by muslims the muslims are invaders into a Buddhist country they are now being expelled. let other muslim countries take in their brother muslims why should a predominantly Buddhist country import supremacists and jihadis?

      • Joy Freiheit

        “You can be full of kindness and love, but you cannot sleep next to a mad dog,” (Buddhist Monk) Ashin Wirathu said, referring to Muslims. “I call them troublemakers, because they are troublemakers.”