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Pretty stark, eh?
That’s one of the logos on the Australian Customs and Border Protection website.
A (mostly) wordless comic ethnically profiled an expected wave of Afghan asylum seekers, and made ‘the lucky country’ look pretty harsh indeed! http://www.scribd.com/doc/206353924/Australian-Immigration-Deterrent-Comic
There’s also an additional parody by ‘Pauline Pantsdown’.
Postscript: more news coverage at:
New Zealand, Once Welcoming of Refugees, Now Follows Australia http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/international/new-zealand-once-welcoming-of-refugees-now-follows-australia/
The Federal Government uses a comic book to stop the boats http://www.news.com.au/national/the-federal-government-uses-a-comic-book-to-stop-the-boats/story-fncynjr2-1226824447746
The medium and the message: comics about asylum seekers http://theconversation.com/the-medium-and-the-message-comics-about-asylum-seekers-23168
Australian Government Uses Comic Books To Stop Asylum Seekers http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums/front-page-comic-news/79508-australian-government-uses-comic-books-stop-asylum-seekers.html
Refugees angered by government’s graphic novel campaign http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/02/13/refugees-angered-governments-graphic-novel-campaign
In Auckland (New Zealand) tonight, Tim Danko is launching 'Once', his crowdfunded opus that took France by storm, now available in English! (Following his Melbourne launch.)
Meanwhile, in Melbourne (Australia) Michael Fikaris is putting the final touches on the modestly named 'A Bit Of Froth', compiling over a decade of comics creations. (August 30th launch). Congrats to both!
More on both: http://www.silentarmy.org