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    Would love to read the whole article and not just the first two paragraphs but I don't have an Australian subscription.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orlyon View Post
    Australia is a signatory to the refugee convention, we are obliged to welcome asylum seekers and refugees. If you don't like it Father, if you think we are too 'full' why don't you take off and make some room.

    Zero tolerance for racism and bigotry.
    They are not all refugees.

    Are you accusing me of racism or bigotry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    They are not all refugees.
    How do you know? Regardless, didn't stats come out that 90% of boat arrivals are found to be genuine refugees. It has been found that it is more often those arriving by plane and from countries like China (seeking asylum) that are found to not be genuine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirst33 View Post
    How do you know? Regardless, didn't stats come out that 90% of boat arrivals are found to be genuine refugees. It has been found that it is more often those arriving by plane and from countries like China (seeking asylum) that are found to not be genuine.
    How do I know? You just said that 10% weren't.
    In regard to plane arrivals, that may be due to the fact they have identification papers, and their story is easier to invalidate as we actually know who they are.

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    Sorry, thought you were referring to the Somalis.

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    Oh lord, hate it when people talk about things when they have NO idea what they are on about.

    Australia only grants 13750 humanitarian visas a year - that includes both on and offshore. It doesn't matter how many people come, that is the limit.

    See, you are safe father - there are no more refugees getting granted visas than there were before

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    So it is actually over 90% that are found genuine.

    The figure for the March quarter for genuine refugees who arrive by boat - 90.5 per cent - continues a long-term trend, with 93.5 per cent of those who arrived by boat being found to be refugees in 2010-11, and 91 per cent in 2011-12.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politi...#ixzz2WRE3bZP0

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Australia only grants 13750 humanitarian visas a year - that includes both on and offshore. It doesn't matter how many people come, that is the limit.
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    This is one thing Im not feeling comfortable with. Why should asylum seekers that have enough $$ to pay people smugglers get the visas? They are no more worthy that the poor people sitting in the refugee camps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    This is one thing Im not feeling comfortable with. Why should asylum seekers that have enough $$ to pay people smugglers get the visas? They are no more worthy that the poor people sitting in the refugee camps.
    If you had the money and were desperate to leave your country quickly, wouldn't you do it to save your child to give them the opportunity for a better life?

    Do you know what life is like in a refugee camp? Do you know how long people can be stuck in a camp for?

    http://millionsoulsaware.org/

    http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandto...about-refugees

    http://www.msf.org.au/resources/spec...ugee-camp.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Oh lord, hate it when people talk about things when they have NO idea what they are on about.

    Australia only grants 13750 humanitarian visas a year - that includes both on and offshore. It doesn't matter how many people come, that is the limit.

    See, you are safe father - there are no more refugees getting granted visas than there were before
    After the Houston review late last year the number was increased to 20,000. It's possible the liberals may decrease it when/if they get in, hopefully not.


 

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