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Australian Government Sends Graphic Message To Asylum Seekers

Pictures speak louder than words, and they're yelling YOU WILL BE MISERABLE in the government's graphic novel aimed at asylum seekers.

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Although the government claims the graphic novel was developed under the Labor leadership, it only caught the public's attention this week.

People on social media are not impressed.

Australia decides it’s a good idea to actively advertise how awfully it treats potential refugees http://t.co/MJUblU4nhM

Mary Hamilton@newsmary

Australia decides it’s a good idea to actively advertise how awfully it treats potential refugees http://t.co/MJUblU4nhM

07:32 AM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The next step will be a cartoon showing a refugee driven to suicide, with the headline, 'This is what we do to you.' http://t.co/wzHjErZc8S

Jeff Sparrow@Jeff_Sparrow

The next step will be a cartoon showing a refugee driven to suicide, with the headline, 'This is what we do to you.' http://t.co/wzHjErZc8S

07:21 AM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Even as we speak, asylum seekers huddle in Javanese villages, reading Morrison's new website in mounting dismay. http://t.co/DoBENHKnsg

Mike Carlton@MikeCarlton01

Even as we speak, asylum seekers huddle in Javanese villages, reading Morrison's new website in mounting dismay. http://t.co/DoBENHKnsg

06:25 PM - 11 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

That's right: #Schapelle now has more freedom after breaking Indonesian law than asylum seekers who don't break any Australian laws.

ABCnewsIntern@ABCnewsIntern

That's right: #Schapelle now has more freedom after breaking Indonesian law than asylum seekers who don't break any Australian laws.

07:56 PM - 9 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wonder if potential Afghan asylum seekers have good internet service to download the digital graphic novel?... http://t.co/P23LolhFk7

Neil Walker@MediaMook

Wonder if potential Afghan asylum seekers have good internet service to download the digital graphic novel?... http://t.co/P23LolhFk7

12:12 PM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Government tells potential asylum seekers that the reason not to come to Australia is that you might encounter Australian officials. #auspol

Kubilay Aknar@KubilayAknar

Government tells potential asylum seekers that the reason not to come to Australia is that you might encounter Australian officials. #auspol

12:06 PM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Racist, uncaring Australia releases cartoon campaign warning asylum seekers not to 'waste money on smuggler boats' http://t.co/cqW794sXJu

Dennis@brit_newsman

Racist, uncaring Australia releases cartoon campaign warning asylum seekers not to 'waste money on smuggler boats' http://t.co/cqW794sXJu

12:04 PM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Our government made a graphic novel to deter asylum seekers.If they’re gonna be evil they might as well literally become comic book villains

Australia/Dan Hall@WeAreAustralia

Our government made a graphic novel to deter asylum seekers.If they’re gonna be evil they might as well literally become comic book villains

08:41 PM - 11 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I get the impression from my feed that our government has done something heinous again re: asylum seekers but I can't be sure.

Sheree Joseph@tinyfleu

I get the impression from my feed that our government has done something heinous again re: asylum seekers but I can't be sure.

10:05 PM - 11 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Here you can articulate your displeasure with the Immigration Department over their treatment of asylum seekers: http://t.co/oZBrBrSXbs

Elmo Keep@Elmo_Keep

Here you can articulate your displeasure with the Immigration Department over their treatment of asylum seekers: http://t.co/oZBrBrSXbs

12:13 PM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The @DeptOfAustralia parody account even created its own version.

Hey, Australian Customs, you forgot to put words in your comic book. I'll help. Here's page one.

Dept. of Australia@DeptOfAustralia

Hey, Australian Customs, you forgot to put words in your comic book. I'll help. Here's page one.

11:20 AM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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