Nov 22, 2012
Your taxpayer money is funding the live export of children.
On 21 November 2012 the Australian government started exporting children and their families to offshore detention facilities. The first four children went to Manus Island, a place notorious for it's deadly form of malaria. Others will be slated for transfer to Nauru and Manus. The physical and psychological price of detaining these children cannot be calculated. But the dollar price can. According to the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers the estimated cost of housing asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island will be $2.3 billion over four years (more if the number of boat arrivals continue to rise). That amounts to $575,000,000 a year, $1,575,342.46 a day, $65,639.27 per hour, $1093.99 per minute or $18.23 a second.