I see that you ignored my third paragraph. Is that because you know you would do also seek refuge, given the circumstances?
Regarding a collapsing economy, do you have something to back that up? That's quite a strong call to make.
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08-09-2015 18:57 #181
08-09-2015 19:10 #182
I found 'The Project' had an interesting discussion tonight,I was interested particularly that Oxfam &World Vision were both suggesting 30,000 refugees to Australia. Other groups were suggesting between 20 - 50,000.
Sorry to those who arent interested in finances,but I am a statistics person & find it interesting & important to discuss (ignore the following if you arent interested). It was mentioned that the cost is $13,000 per refugee in Australia - so bringing 30.000 refugees will cost Aust 660million (I havent done the math - that was what was quoted). Which is a lot of money,but is only 1% of our budget. So bringing 30,000 extra refugees will mean neccesary cuts elsewhere - Carrie mentioned the gay marriage referendum is over $1 mil,so we should scrap the referendum & bring in marriage equality anyway Im happy to pay more for medicare &have less FTB if that is whats required to save 30,000 refugees. It still feels like a tiny drop in the ocean compared to how many are in need.
08-09-2015 19:14 #183
I am happy to pay more tax as an individual to place as many people as possible, happily.
08-09-2015 19:16 #184Senior Member
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Disclaimer: I have NO idea about this but in the budget, is there not money set aside for humanitarian aid? Can it not be used for this?
08-09-2015 19:17 #185Senior Member
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I'll add that I have no issue paying further tax etc for this either...
08-09-2015 19:19 #186
In the hundreds of refugees who have gone through my local centre, one was found to be a criminal in his own country & was immediately deported. Only one out of hundreds of refugees. I wont lie, it is frightening that this criminal was living down the road from my children,but I guess thats why only low risk refugees are brought into the community? Also,the local media jumped on the fact that he was a criminal,where I probably encounter criminals all the time who are Australians, & I wouldnt even know.
08-09-2015 19:22 #187
**trigger warning** Recent refugee incidents in Europe
But your budget currently allows for 1.1 billion in your current policy. I've been talking numbers, that's my point. Australia is spending much more in their effort to keep asylum seekers out than it would cost to actually accept more from camps and process those by boat in Australia.
That's what is annoying me, everyone keeps talking of the cost while ignoring how much you are already currently spending.
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