Just jumping in so may be missing the point completely, but people need to work for more than just money. Many people need to work to feel useful, to feel like they are contributing to society etc.
The UNHCR does pretty good work and is accepted into places where we are other Western countries cannot get into from an assistance standpoint. The work should be done by them with support from the global community.
Add to that, that pollies are more interested about how well they do at the next election (the world over) than looking at long term solutions that would most likely see them voted out. Short term solutions are just that, short term. It is simply passing the buck so they don't have to deal with it. Very few places are able to get policies through that are long term. Sh*tty system but that is what we have.Perhaps the difficulty and long term nature of implementing a workable solution at the source, together with the tragedy of people dying on boats, is why all the pollies are going for the hard core local short term solutions....
And global long term solutions would require heads of all nations to be able to get over their own egos and actually start doing something. Not going to happen.
Do you think that people just pretend to be refugees and DIAC just goes "righto, here have a refugee visa". It is extremely tough to get approval for a refugee visa, and it often takes years and years.
DIAC also get it wrong from time to time, there have been cases where people have been refused a refugee visa on the grounds that they weren't "genuine" only to be sent home and killed by those they were fleeing from in the first place.
The refugee status is determined by the 1951 Convention this is what it states -
owing to well founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.
Applications for protection visas are assessed by trained departmental officers.
All claims for protection are assessed on an individual basis against the criteria contained in the Refugees Convention and the complementary protection criteria, in accordance with Australian legislation, case law and up-to-date information on conditions in the applicant's country of origin.
Applicants are expected to put their claims in writing. All applicants are asked to attend an interview to discuss their claims and provide further information if required. Procedural fairness is afforded to all applicants in responding to information that may impact adversely on the outcome of their assessment. Where needed, the department arranges qualified interpreters for any interviews.
Are you sure that people from your country are actually claiming asylum? The immigration dept states that there are over 800 visas - are they applying for different ones other than refugee? Do you mind me asking what country you are from?
I'll pm you beebs.
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