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    I believe the figures are actually 3-4 out of every 10 visa applications received by fly in refugees are approved. Compared with 9 out of 10 approved applications from people who arrive via boat.

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    Scary that these misinformed knobs will be in government!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Bboys View Post
    I believe the figures are actually 3-4 out of every 10 visa applications received by fly in refugees are approved. Compared with 9 out of 10 approved applications from people who arrive via boat.
    I just re-watched it and that is what he meant, I will have to take back my initial statement. They are pretty scary figures.

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    Oh good lord, how depressing!

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    Either way did he say the word "illegal"? You'd want to hope he knows that at least if he is to be the head of the dept.

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    So boat people are more likely to be genuine refugees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chew the Mintie View Post
    So boat people are more likely to be genuine refugees?
    That is one possibility, I think what A Current Affair was trying to portray was that people who come on boats often come without documents and 'might' provide a name that gives them a better chance of being accepted. Given the type of broadcasting usually on ACA I'm not sure I would buy into that scenario. I think if you are desperate enough to risk your life on a boat then it is more likely you actually are a genuine refugee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hootenanny View Post
    I think if you are desperate enough to risk your life on a boat then it is more likely you actually are a genuine refugee.
    I guess you can think that if you wish.

    I would suggest that the more genuine refugees don't have $10,000 to pay for the boat journey.

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    I guess you can think that if you wish.

    I would suggest that the more genuine refugees don't have $10,000 to pay for the boat journey.
    Yes! This.

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    What does being able to afford to get on a rickety boat have to do with whether someone is likely to be a genuine refugee? Refugees flee persecution or war in other countries. It isn't a requirement to have no money or be living in poverty.

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