According to an australian government site:
So, if we halt other immigration for a year, we can take in over 200000 refugees. These people have a need to be housed. They should come first.In 2013-14, net overseas migration (NOM) reflected an annual gain of 212,700 persons
I speak as someone currently being processed for a permanent visa. If it was cancelled to a refugee could be housed, I would be ok with it.
On a more positive note, is anyone going to one the Light The Dark events tonight? If I lived in a capital city still I would be there in a heartbeat to show my solidarity
Am I the only one the realizes that the resources refugees need creates more jobs for Australians? Housing, classes, etc?
The fact that Australia is devoting millions to their current 'turn back the boats' policy shows there is money. It just needs to be spent in a different way.
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