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  • They are human, and it's illegal NOT to let them in

    The legal issues have already been mentioned above. Though there is nothing that pisses my off more then somebody saying we should take care of our own. Australia has been challenged with taking in 3 percent of the worlds Asylum seeker population. Smaller countries like Germany have far exceeded the number of PEOPLE they promised to take in, while you could count ours on one hand. LITERALLY

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  • You would do the same.

    These people cross oceans to only meet boats that turn them back to the place they were running from. Australia has an obligation to help people who can not help themselves. 'Arguments' that people put forward along the lines of "Why can't they fly to Australia legally", "Stay in the country you were born in," are plain ignorant.
    People forget how fortunate they are to live in 1st world countries, and take such luxury for granted. Refugees come from war-torn countries, or countries exploding with unemployment rates, or lack of housing. Some refugees leave because they are not recognized as citizens in their country, and therefore don't have fair human rights!
    Just take a damn look at Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan; there is over 80 000 people waiting for a place to go, waiting for a change. As an Australian, I highly support the acceptance of asylum seekers. If you were in their situation, you would try to do the exact same thing... To flee.

  • Harison glades# write?

    Australia has the ability to do so Australia faces a stable economic and political environment, and its government should extend aid to these asylum seekers as it can be viewed as a moral obligation to simply offer help to those who seek help from you when you can do so, moreover, asylum seekers don't take up a lot of resources from Australia

  • Australia has lots of space

    Every year Australia let in about 23,000 asylum seekers and they take up 3 percent of Australia's immigration but why isn't Australia doing more to help. The U.S let in around double Australia do, but is that enough. After all they have been through cut them some slack Australia please.

  • The laws that Australia accepted should be followed

    In 1951 Australia signed a convention by the UNHCR enabling anybody to come to Australia. It is also not illegal to seek asylum in Australia. And finally Malaysia have not signed the convention that Australia and many other countries have in protecting refugees and asylum seekers may be treated badly because of this.

  • Australia has the ability to do so

    Australia faces a stable economic and political environment, and its government should extend aid to these asylum seekers as it can be viewed as a moral obligation to simply offer help to those who seek help from you when you can do so, moreover, asylum seekers don't take up a lot of resources from Australia

  • Australia's Doing Fine, Like Canada, It Should Pull Its Weight

    I'm Canadian, so I do not know what it's like to live in Auistralia, so please don't call me on that in an agressive manner; I wholeheartedly admit it! What I do know is that Australia is a beacon of democracy in a region of the world where not every country is doing so well, and as such, like Canada and other first-world nations, it needs to open its doors and share what makes it so great. Some countries around Australia are facing existential threat due to global warming; Kiribati, for example, could lose 100% of its land in the next century. Why should Australia turn such seekers away, if the need is there? I believe that the U.S. And Australia should lose some of their anti-immigrant rhetoric. Australia has, like Canada, a ton of land, and a small population.

  • Look after Aussies first.

    I feel that before we accept 'boat people', we should look after our own citizens. The amount of money spent on immigrant processing and off-shore detention is appalling, especially when you consider the amount of cost-cutting the Government is doing in the health and education sectors. I don't consider myself a racist person, I just believe that it is more important to look after Australia first.

  • Mobey money money $$$$$$$$

    We are already paying so much on our own citizens- why waste it on ppl who are probably just testing their luck on our country? With 1600 asylum seekers coming to Australia, how much are we going to pay for them- surely not less than a million. They are not refugees, they just some random ppl. So we are supposed to care for others, but not b4 ourselves.

  • NO most definitely not!!!!!!

    They will take away our money so they can learn the language and other essential skills to be able to live in Australia. The will make Australia a place where their is many terrorist attacks instead of one of the safest countries in the world. It is not fair that we should give up our land for them we were here first!!!!!!!

  • Australians Come First

    Why should we take in boat people when a huge percentage of our own people are homeless? Who's building houses and buying food for homeless people in Australia? Not the government, that's for damn sure. People are talking about it being the law for us to accept refugees and asylum seekers... Wheres the law that says help one another?


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