.Yesterday, the High Court of Australia ruled 6:1 against the legality of the Australian Government's proposed offshore asylum-seekers swap-deal, the so-called Malaysia Solution.
Several months ago we suggested here "in line with Australia's current immigration self-portrait, the next Australian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale could be sited offshore".☂ ☂ ☂ ☂
Since then we've been contacted by an umbratect (of Melbourne's Black Bats) who has already done just that.
bLOGOS/HA HA understands that the Australian Government and the Australia Council are aware of this development. And that their support for it is under active consideration.
The proposal is :
☂ that International Travelers (IT) to the Venice Biennale who wish to enter the Offshore Australia(n) Pavilion (OAP) be required to meet strict Eligibility Criteria (EC) [yet to be determined]
☂ that the present, Philip Cox designed, Australia(n) Pavilion in the Giardini be retained, but not for the purpose of staging exhibitions
☂ rather, that it serve as an orderly, regional, application and assessment Processing Facility (PF) re. eligibility to access the offshore site
☂ that those determined as Eligible (E) be required to fully fund own visitation costs : i.e. at no cost to Australian Tax Payers (ATP)
☂ that those determined as Eligible (E) agree to travel blindfolded to and from Exhibition Australia (EA)
☂ that those determined as Eligible (E) be issued Temporary Exhibition Visas (TEV)
☂ finally, that the location of the Offshore Australia(n) Pavilion remain known only to Australia(n) Officials (AO)
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