Island in Pacific to be relocated!!

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posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 04:03 PM
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Nauru's entire population could be offered Australian citizenship and resettlement under a proposal being developed by the Federal Government.

Foreign Minister Alexander Downer has ordered his department to draw up options for the future of the tiny island state.

Senior officials believe Nauru will not be viable after Australian payments to maintain detention camps for asylum seekers finish.

Offering citizenship to more than 12,000 Nauruans is one of the options under consideration. Other options include Nauru being granted an uninhabited Pacific island or a total restructuring of Nauru's finances and increased long-term Australian assistance.

www.theage.com.au...

Has this ever happened before? Moving a whole island of 12,000 people would be quite a logistical task.




posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 04:09 PM
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It's sort of like when France relocated Pacific island tribes so they could conduct above ground nuclear tests. Good job, froggy. The world really needed Nuke tests in the 1990s, even though computers are powerful enough to conduct perfect simulations.

[Edited on 18-12-2003 by GodBlessAmerica]



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 05:08 PM
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Guess they needed to do something, their island is a mess, and the were incomeptent with the millions of dollars they were given...



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 05:24 PM
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Originally posted by GodBlessAmerica
It's sort of like when France relocated Pacific island tribes so they could conduct above ground nuclear tests. Good job, froggy. The world really needed Nuke tests in the 1990s, even though computers are powerful enough to conduct perfect simulations.

[Edited on 18-12-2003 by GodBlessAmerica]


Thats the frogs for ya.

#in' frogs.



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 05:25 PM
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Must have been some good parties!

from the post above:

"Phosphate stocks that once made Nauru's population the second richest in the world are exhausted, and mining has devastated about 80 per cent of the 21 square-kilometre island."

www.theage.com.au...

what did they do with the money?

seems like natives the world over are not the best at managing financial resources.



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 05:47 PM
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Yeah and their second biggest slice in the economy was offshore banking. It would be interesting to know where all the millions finally ended up.



posted on Dec, 19 2003 @ 05:35 PM
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We did the same thing....

Can you say "Bikini Island"? I knew you could...






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