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    You need to find out more about how the registration process works for UNCHR.

    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    The governments definition is different from mine.

    They probably give the benefit of the doubt to those who have thrown their ID documents overboard. I probably wouldn't.

    I don't count those who pay people smugglers to come to Australia after flying into a country where they are safe from the persecution in their homelands. They are paying for economic advantage. I do count those that register with the UNHCR while in a third country and wait their turn.

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    Prof. William Maley - Australian National University - for anyone who believes an academic has a broad understanding, knowledge on the issue and not trying to win an election whilst spouting political lines like "queue", "illegals" etc...

    Politicians also run the line that ''good'' refugees are those who patiently join queues overseas, while ''bad'' refugees are those who act on their own. This claim, too, has little merit. There are several reasons why this is the case. First, while they undoubtedly help some deserving people, offshore resettlement programs do not offer a place in a queue but a ticket in a lottery. Despite the best efforts of the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, there is very little ''orderly'' about offshore resettlement programs, and no guarantee that they in fact assist the neediest refugees. All too often they exclude the disabled, favour those with sponsors in the country of resettlement, and are distorted by political considerations.

    ....As a former secretary of the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs once put it, the ''poor, unskilled, illiterate and non-English-speaking refugee with no links to Australia and stuck in a squalid camp may be in the greatest need of resettlement and have superior claims to 'refugee status', but they are unlikely to be on our priority list''.

    In dire circumstances, wise people do not wait for bureaucracies to save them. If they can, they act on their own. That we punish them for it tells us more about us than about them.
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