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I'm sorry father, but I'm not an asylum seeker, I don't know they're specific circumstances or resources or abilities (neither do you) so I cannot comment on your above post. We all can only assume their circumstances and reasons. I'm sure you have a specific answer you want or feel is right to your question so why don't you answer it?
This is a great website from Aug. 2012:
46.2% of those that arrived by boat in 2011 were from Afghanistan. 2011 was also the deadliest year of war-related violence in Afghanistan.
18% were from Iran where 1000's of people are unjustly imprisoned and torture of political prisoners is common.
11% were Iraqi where 100's of civilians are killed and injured each month and 1000's of people are displaced without access to clean water, electricity or sanitation.
8.6% were from Sri Lanka where 7000 people have been imprisoned without trial and refused access to Red Cross. The government also continues to carry out enforced disappearances and torture.
Although Australia is in the top three countries for resettling refugees it actually receives a small proportion of the world's asylum seekers. In 2011 Australia received 11,500 claims, 2.6% of the 441,300 asylum applications received by industrialized countries in 2011.
Last edited by Kirst33; 01-06-2013 at 10:51.
People from Lithuania are generally 'Caucasian', would you suggest the pp's family 'get back on their boat?'
I'm first generation Australian - both my maternal and paternal families migrated to Australia so I'm white, but no I didn't get here on a boat.
For goodness sake, even aboriginals came here by boat from Asia!
Maybe we should ALL go back to where we came from and leave Australia empty as clearly no one has the right to be here in your mind?
I personally hate it when someone of ANY race says something as rude as your post above, not just when it comes from a Caucasian (so yes, I also find it offensive when it comes from an aboriginal person!)
… the higher number of people taking dangerous and exploitative sea journeys is a symptom of the grave human insecurity that refugees face at home and the risks they are compelled to take to find safety for their families. It is no coincidence that most boat people come from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and Sri Lanka - places that are suffering, or have recently emerged, from long periods of serious human insecurity.
This is from Parliament Australia, there is no conspiracy Father, there is no secrets -the fact is that the world is becoming more unstable every day, there are MORE wars now than there were a few years ago. Syria, Lebanon, Egypt etc. I suggest you need to do more reading on the subject.
You claim to know so much, but clearly don't know much at all and want everyone else to do the research for you.
I just noticed one of my posts from my first one when I commented about DH finding a graph didn't post.
There has been an increase in 'unauthorized' (by boat) asylum seekers the past couple years and 'authorized' arrivals has stayed about the same. BUT 'unauthorized' asylum seekers are found to be genuine refugees MUCH more often then 'authorized' asylum seekers.
I agree with Beebs post above. The means by which many are arriving, to me, speaks volumes of the desperation of their circumstances (as my post above explained).
I'll try to find the link for my second paragraph. I know it was on www.refugeecouncil.org.au but I will have to try and find the exact link.
Last edited by Kirst33; 01-06-2013 at 12:38.
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