And if Dept of Immigration are happy to accept this amount as genuine refugees, what makes people think that they aren't? Do you honestly think that it is that easy to pull the wool over the dept's eyes? That almost 100% of people who come over on the boats could "pull a fast one" for want of a better term?
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I remember the story about refugees given houses that are fully equipped with furnishings and everything.
What they chose to leave in the fine print was that they only had access to those houses for a short period of time, and then they had to move out. EVERYTHING had to be accounted for for the next family that moved in.
People who assume asylum seekers are just lazy hangabouts who want to come here to get it easy have no idea what they're leaving behind.
Yes, there are people who come here illegally to work and get it easy. But they're usually people who come here on working visas and then they never renew their visa. THOSE people are taking our country for a ride and that annoys me.
But asylum seekers for the most part are desperate people who just want to see their families survive the next couple of weeks.
We surely do live in the lucky country here in Oz.
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