Totally agree! If Tony Abbots becomes PM we will seriously consider leaving the country.
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10-08-2012 11:07 #11
10-08-2012 11:11 #12
In response to the original comment, people with that kind of attitude will never change no matter what you say to then. Def do some volunteer work, it will make you feel empowered and that you are doing something about your beliefs. You'll also be around more like minded people.
10-08-2012 11:12 #13
I don't mind helping boat people but when does it stop. We have homeless people living right under our noses for whatever reason and people seem to forget this. The cost of living is increasing and people are living below the poverty line. The people who arrive in our country for reasons of war etc I have no issue with and yes Australia doesn't take as many refugees as other countries but why can't we look out for our own first if we have a shortage of public housing where are all these people going to live once they have made refugee status. I know I may get a few responses from this but that's how I feel.
10-08-2012 11:15 #14
Anyone with that kind of opinion is clearly ignorant. You don't have to be very worldly to know what kind of horrors these people face in their home countries and on their journeys as they flee these horrific situations.
How anyone's life is more valuable based on where they happened to be born is beyond me.
10-08-2012 11:26 #15
A 2003 study found that Afghan asylum seekers in Australia worked very hard in labour intensive jobs, benefiting their employers and increasing our tax revenue.
So they do not impact on our ability to look after 'our own'. In fact, they expand our ability to do so.
If you want to see where I got that info from, you can read for yourself here:
10-08-2012 11:29 #16
I'm not gonna lie I used to think that way
I think we need to have more refugee visas though. Way more. And they need to figure out a way to process them a lot quicker.
DP is ex navy & he has told me both horror and good stories about the 'boat people'. Some attack/throw their food at them etc, when the sailors are only trying to help. Some are so nice and do thankful though. Unfortunately some sailors only ever see the bad side so form that opinion
We need more education
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10-08-2012 11:45 #17
We are one race, the human race.
10-08-2012 11:47 #18
I only watched the show "Send them back to where they came from" recently and I would highly recommend it. I would have been put off by the title but it's a facinating documentary about 6 Australians given a refugee experience and how their attitudes change.
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