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  • John on Calls for Island bridge I agree totally with Walter. A bridge will destroy the uniqueness of Russell Island. It appears that the almighty dollar is ... more
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  • Rita on Calls for Island bridge Russell Island is a fast growing community with needs as any other. A bridge would give RI residents a future with ... more
  • GregHS on Calls for Island bridge Walter, if I say just one word - parking, that would crush your arguments. No matter what, growing population will not stop ... more
  • James W on Calls for Island bridge Island Owners should stump the money up, if they want it. It will be their land values that will increase to offset the ... more
  • walter on Calls for Island bridge The whole idea of island living is the apeal of seperation & apart from mainland living. A bridge would ultimately destroy ... more
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  • Craig on VIDEO: Terrorist discussion Only trouble with this video is it was created on the 16th July, that is a day before the plane was destroyed. So who is ... more
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Heavy metal refugee

Posted by: Staff writers | 15 January, 2013 - 4:44 PM
Heavy metal

4BC Drive: Could Australia soon have its first heavy-metal refugee?

A 28-year-old man detained at Manus Island says he fled to Australia after being an underground metal drummer in Iran, where executions are ''as common as eating a piece of cake''.

He said he finally fled Iran after 60 heavy-metal fans were arrested at an unauthorised concert, and music teachers were arrested and jailed.

Bianca Hall, Immigration Correspondent for Fairfax, joins Gary Hardgrave with the refugee's story.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Jackie i'll go the Lump then.

    roger Thursday 17 January, 2013 - 2:21 PM
  • Yes I am aware roger, that's my point we have too many now..what does this one want a platform funded by the government to launch his career..synical yes but take a look around at the takers ..they are not all givers of their love & time when they get here. Let's keep it in balance something that is not happening currently ! That's my point like it or lump it

    Jackie Thursday 17 January, 2013 - 12:34 PM
  • Jackie, are they Hungarian,Austrian,Czech,Vietnamese?...or maybe Jewish?..we have accepted many nationalities over the years since WW2 and boy have they contributed greatly to our way of life.

    roger Wednesday 16 January, 2013 - 8:20 PM
  • hopefully not we got enough bloody refugees that we can't afford now

    Jackie Wednesday 16 January, 2013 - 2:26 PM

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