Let's not forget that 90% of asylum seekers who arrive by boat are genuine compared to 40% of plane arrivals.
Have you seen how the people smugglers lure them from their country?
2. Why would they suffer there? If they had money to buy a boat trip, they should be able to set up a decent start in whatever country they choose. Or they can find a nearby country that is a signatory.
3. Where would they be then traveling by boat? They flew into SE Asia.
4. These people would not be jumping on a boat direct from their country to Australia. Give me an example.
We cannot fix the world. We can only offer so many places. We can, however, choose those who we deem to be most in need of our protection.
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