There is also the issue of people not accepting facts and continuing to believe falsehoods, such as the mythical queue.
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10-08-2012 13:47 #63
i think it there were about 4500 boat people in 2011. It is such a tiny amount of people to cause such a huge ruckus over.
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10-08-2012 13:59 #66
1. Fraud - you're right, there are some unscrupulous people in this world, there always has been and always will. Do we turn our backs on everyone because some are crooks? Wouldn't that be a bit like cancelling all centrelink payments to eveyone because some are defrauding the system? Wouldn't it be better to weed out the crooks rather than throw the baby out with the bath water?
The majority of people simply don't have documents. I recently watched a story where a refugee who arrived by boat had a gun put to his head and told to get rid of his documentation before he got on the boat. Many people flee without time to collect belongings. For example, if you went to pick your kids up from school and on the journey realised you had to flee thenand there would you bother to go home, risk your life and the lives of your children to collect a passport? Many people are from places so poor they don't actually have documentation.
2. Window shopping
I assume you're taking about places like Indonesia and Malaysia where refugees are confined to appartment blocks/prisons. They are banned from working, cannot leave their complexes otherwise they risk being arrested and sent back to most likely face a death penalty and exist in squalid conditions. They have no life, they barely exist.
Perhaps you can enlighten us with some data on crime figures of Australian citizens and residents compared to refugees in Australia.
Have you ever flown internationally? One of the things that always struck me when I have flown across Europe or the Middle East is you can't see the boarders. I'm not suggesting we don't have to secure Australia's boarders, of course we do. I just doing think a bunch of refugees seeking hope and a new life is a danger to us.
4. Queue jumping.
Um, there is no queue. You can't jump a queue if there isn't one. The largest African refugee camp was set up to home 90,000 people but is now home to half a million. I can't remember the exact figures but each year it is only a miniscule number of people in this camp are relocated (about 1%).
5. Assistance from inside
If your mother and father were in a different ocuntry where it is so dangerous you dare not leave you home and there is every chance they will be killed wouldn't you do what you could to get them out and bring them somewhere safe? Perhaps there was no mention of any hardship by the woman you mention because it got edited out - news programs are limited to time and people's attention span.
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