Below is an extract of a letter from the Construction Manager at Nauru
Personal information has been deleted. He refers to the damage caused by the illegal boat people to the new facilities constructed for them last year.
"Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. As you may have heard the camp we have been constructing over the past 8 months has been burned to the ground. The riot and subsequent fire occurred on the evening of Friday the 19th
Since then we have constructed a temporary camp (tent city) for the detainees that are not banged up in the Nauru jail.
The accommodation that was burned was of a very high standard and the dining facilities were second to none.
These bastards were being fed better than us worker bees and living in accommodation better than the locals.
Before I came here I was somewhat sympathetic toward refugees believing some were genuine. After the events of the 19th I am of the opinion that the group of male refugees here on Nauru are nothing more than violent arrogant criminals.
The Iranians are no better than the Tamils or any other of the ethnic groups that we have here - they are all the same.
These people are the scum of the earth and should under no circumstance be permitted to live in Australia.
I have attached a before and after snaps of the accommodation buildings only, the rest of the damage is out of the shot."