Second, since govt policy is that no person arriving by boat will set foot on the mainland, ever, "no exceptions", I do not see how adopting a more humane policy for those who are already here will "weaken the stance of the government".
I'm confused, as far as I can tell, that link provides the information John posted. Have I missed something?
Beebs - there wasn't an over run of refugees when labor were in power, there were a lot more detention centers open with greater numbers of refugees housed in detention centers
Obviously, countries geographically adjacent to war zones have the most refugees, whom they put in camps and do not resettle or even allow residency.
Resettlement is pretty much the exclusive preserve of (some) wealthier nations. And the figures show Australia has a pretty good record in that regard.
But ultimately the preferred solution to the refugee problem is re-establishing security and human rights in the source countries, which would allow repatriation. That's the position of the UNHCR.
Who's watching qanda?
This government support freedom of speech, but not freedom of information!
I see you ignored the peak numbers from 2013. This is above Labor's cap. And would not allow us to accept any less fortunate refugees from any of the camps around the world.
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