"Roman Quaedvlieg standing tall in his smart black suit — medals glistening,
insignia flashing — looked every bit the man-in-uniform from central casting
when he posed between then Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Immigration Minister
Peter Dutton on 1 July 2015 to launch a new paramilitary unit to protect
Australian Border Force was modelled on a similar agency created in Britain two
years earlier but with a distinctive accent. Its Operation Sovereign Borders
had changed the culture of military, policing and customs agencies in Australia
as they were pushed out of their silos with a new shared priority: stop
refugees arriving by boat."
The story of US racism is perhaps better known, but this article describes the
foundational and ongoing racism of Australia.
*** Xanni ***
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