There are so many reasons they don't get on a plane. We don't take enough people. The process takes too long. As a signatory to the United Nations convention we are actually meant to take genuine refugees so they get on a boat because it's all they can do to make their family safe. They aren't reading the news they don't know Australia will turn the boat back. They are scared and desperate. They have watched their families die around them.
Desperate people do desperate acts.
Watch the series. Even the most cold hearted refugee bashers cried when they watched it. And I'm not saying you are but it answers so many of your questions.
Last edited by babyno1onboard; 08-07-2016 at 20:06.
You may be concerned with the deaths at sea of people trying to come here by boat but you can't convince anyone that Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison cared about the welfare of these people.
I think you're trying to make an enemy of someone who is an allie.
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