Doyle, Martin, 1956- :[Qualifying for asylym] 15 February 2013

Doyle, Martin, 1956- :[Qualifying for asylym] 15 February 2013
Scoop (Firm)
Depicts a line of refugees asking an official with a clipboard what they have to do to qualify for asylum in New Zealand. The offical replies 'Say no more'. In background is the 'South Seas Asylum for the socially and politically insane i.e. New Zealanders themselves'. New Zealanders can be seen at the windows warning others to 'enter at your own risk'. Commentary from the artist: 'Given the horrific violence we're seeing on our streets and in our homes, you'd have to wonder about the mental health of any refugees who actually want to live in New Zealand. Baby JJ's horrific death illustrates a side to New Zealand the government simply wants to ignore (without addressing).' Refers to Prime Minister John Key's decision to take 150 refugees each year from Australian offshore detention centres (see TV3 10 Feb 2013). Also refers to statement by Detective Inspector Scott Beard on the sentencing of Joel Loffley for the death of baby JJ Lawrence which says there is a wider issue of vulnerable children in New Zealand being assaulted and murdered (see Newstalk ZB 14 Feb 2013).. Joel Loffley was setenced to life imprisonment with minimum non parole period of 19 years for the 2011 homicide of baby JJ Lawrence in the High Court on 14 Feb 2013. Quantity: 1 digital cartoon(s).
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