Australia can and should do more to help Syrians fleeing war
The world is experiencing its worst refugee crisis since World War II, with some 11 million Syrians fleeing for their lives – that’s equivalent to half the population of Australia.
Australians are known for pitching in during difficult times and we need to urgently pitch in now to help the people of Syria.
This is a time to open our hearts and do our fair share.
We can and should offer a safe haven to an extra 20,000 men, women and children fleeing the brutal civil war which has displaced over half the country’s population.
Already we’ve seen encouraging signs inside the Government for helping more Syrian refugees. Let’s show the Government that Australians support doing our fair share and helping out those in need.
Call on Tony Abbott to offer safe haven to at least 20,000 Syrians now.
Here is the link to sign:
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08-09-2015 09:31 #151
08-09-2015 10:31 #152
Offshore detention centres may be different.
Australia is becoming over populated not to mention the stress on our welfare system. We should concentrate on looking after people already living here including pensioners and helping those living on the streets. We simply can't and shouldn't be expected to assist those in other countries all the time, we shouldn't have to be responsible for the unfortunate circumstances in other countries. There has to be a limit.
08-09-2015 10:41 #153
So what? Not all detention centers...my point is even one is too many.
And the welfare system is stretched because not enough funding is going towards it...and there can be. And we SHOULD be expected to help because they are still human beings who deserve a safe place to live their lives and we are more than able to take them in. Just because they aren't Australian citizens, doesn't mean we should turn them away.
08-09-2015 10:46 #154
What if tomorrow Australia found itself in civil war. Your, mine and literally millions of families have dead husbands, children and are starving to death. Your home no longer exists, it's been bombed to the ground, in fact your whole town has been. The govt has broken down and there is no aid out there in any form.
Would you want another country to help you and your 3 boys get the hell out of here, or would you be fine with them turning their back on you and saying meh, not my problem?
Last edited by delirium; 08-09-2015 at 10:49.
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08-09-2015 10:46 #155
If Germany can take 800,000 we can do more than a measly 20,000.
I for one would open my home to a family.
08-09-2015 10:48 #156Senior Member
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We SHOULD be expected to help those in need. What is your suggestion? Leave them to die? Let someone else deal with it?
The welfare system is under strain due to the government moving funding from it. Not because of refugees.
And regarding the detention centre - are you suggesting that they are lying?
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08-09-2015 10:55 #157
Would you say it to their face?
Last edited by babyla; 08-09-2015 at 11:01.
08-09-2015 11:02 #158
08-09-2015 11:04 #159
I think you will find your ancestors came here by boat too 😏
08-09-2015 11:13 #160
But otherwise yes the Australian governments position is absolutely pathetic and basically racist.
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