It is an incredibly hard issue. I would love for people smuggling to cease and for these people to have access to less dangerous methods of travel to Australia. I would love for there to actually be a proper "queue", which was more than just a metaphor for spending the rest of your life in a refugee camp.
I think the entire system, at the very least in Australia, needs to be overhauled. I think we need to make it easier for people to access our country to seek Asylum. I think we as country need to be proactive and create safer methods for individuals to seek Asylum. I think we need to disband our practice of imprisoning innocent people for seeking Asylum.
Unfortunately, these changes take money, and they also take a population who have empathy for other human beings. Sadly I don't see this in the greater population of Australia anymore. For many of us here on BH, sure I see it. Sadly I see many people who believe the cr@p printed in our mainstream newspapers, and many people who find it far too easy to write these PEOPLE off as not important.
Sorry, but the attitude I see towards Asylum seekers really upsets me. As in I am sitting at work nearly in tears of frustration and sadness due to this issue upsets me!