Australia is a country of immigrants, so accepting refugees is part of the national ethos. Immigrants can make a country stronger because they add to the population. New people can bring new talents to the labor force. Immigrants can bring new customs to a nation that can make its culture more rich.
I honestly dont understand the people going against this topic with RACIST comments and arguments. If you're going to be racist then get your facts right at least or you'll sound like an uneducated idiot. If you are just stating that refugees cannot come into australia because of the fact that they are a different race and not white, then go stuff YOURSELF. Australia was not built on a white society, they were ABORIGINAL , meaning they are black. DO NOT SAY AUSTRALIA WAS BUILT ON WHITE PPL. Thank you for your time.
Did you know that australia only takes 0.3% of the worlds refugee population. In fact in the past 2 years Australia has only granted 6501 refugee visas!! Compared to countries like germany and italy who offer the better part of a million homes to those who are in need. We should be ashamed of ourselves! Imagine you were a refugee! Al they want is to be at peace. Also last time i checked Germany hadn't been bombed by refugees. And to say that they could be terrorists is crap! Terrorists usually travel by plane not by leaky faulty boats that usually end up nowhere . So next time you decide to be an ignorant pig think about those in need and actually think before you type .
Refugees should be allowed but only the good ones(e.G. Frances). Not the dumb terrorist that blow up Manchester. That hurt people and KILLED people. Help them, they can be living in poverty and bad times, they want to move to Australia start a new live and forget about the past but the Prime minister is stopping that from happening!
Why not, like seriously why not?///????????????????????????????????????????????? They are humans too, like day, HUMAN BEINGS, U KNOW LIKE HOMOSAPHIENS, LIKE GOD JESUS AMEN, let them in, put your self in their shoes, pretty disgusting shoes but yeah U would want help right? EXACTLY... JESUS AMEN ASS SUCK ASS NIKI MANAJ ASS
Australia is nothing if it weren't for immigrants. As a multi cultural nation we have a duty to care.
People need to stop saying people from certain countries and religion shouldn't be allowed here, or that they will not assimilate and will take all our jobs.
We are all human, not animals. If we ignore these people cry for help then that would make us animals with no hearts.
And to all the racists, this is Australia. People have the right to dress and eat and drink whatever they want. Not everyone has to drink piss and throw bottles at the police to assimilate.
Given its location in the world, Australia would be a great location for refugees. However, the country shouldn't have to bare the brunt of a flood of people. All prosperous countries around the world should be in the situation to welcome more asylum seekers. It is the price of prosperity.
You think that you just refuse people that are poor and being threatened and want a life style like we have. Some of you think they can destroy this country and stop people coming here for holidays?
You can avoid that by helping them live like us. Just put yourselves in their shoes and try to go to another for love and safety and then just get refused. Not cool
With the many issues happening around the world right now, it isn't a surprise that immigration rates are increasing per country. People are fleeing their countries to survive and seek refuge from countries who are in power. Some of these powered countries refuse the entry of these refugees and redirect their boats before they land on shore.
If we were stuck in the same situation wouldn’t we want people to help us out too?
According to the latest figures, there are now 1.8 million refugees in Turkey, 1.5 million in Pakistan, 1.2 million in Lebanon (a country with a population of just 4.5 million).
We have room for double our intake, so why not help more????
They are humans too! Just like us! They have escaped - from most probably war - to Australia with their hopes up that we will help them settle in. Australia is a multicultural country anyway. There are Asians, Americans, Spanish, Europeans, everywhere from around the world, there are people who have come here. What do you expect us to say to the refugees, "Oh sorry, you can't stay in Australia, go back to where you came from or to another country." we need to make our response, "Of course!"
Let more refugees in!!!
Being the only country in the region, where the white people still have majority, Australia should preserve it self from the invasion of the Islamic extremists. Theses people, who claim are genuine refugees are following the orders of their brain washed religious leaders and come to Australia with the only aim to overpopulate it with Muslims.
Why the Islamic countries do not show more initiative and accommodate for the "refugees"? Just think. Why the target destination is always a white Christian country???
I think no because eventually all of Australia will be all owned my Asians and Chinese I'm not trying to be racist in anyway but I read that one Chinese guy brought over 10,000 acres of land in act so I am going to say no. I mean I have a few friends that are immagrants/reffugees and they are great but they are not buying all of Australia so they can turn it into their country of birth.
For christs sake wake up. The Muslims are planing on taking over do your research look into their beliefs and their plans you will soon shut Australians doors to them all. Their are more mosques in Australia now then churches can not any one see what is going on.They are infultrating ever suburb in Australia one by one. In not timewe will all end up with out heads cut off. Look I to the the Muslim plan to convert the whole world if you dont convert they WILL slash your throaght or behead us all. NO MORE!! ITS ALREADY too late if you are asking me.
The immigrants can come in and take all the 'true' Australians jobs and housing spaces and money. Australia is under no inclination to accept more refugees and put it's economy under pressure from new presences that can take the cash flow off the Australians. The more people there are also means the more food and water that has to be produced and supplied to cities
We should not be sitting back and allowing refugees to just come to Australia and deposit themselves on our doorsteps, unexpected and unwelcomed. They are seeing our country as their big ticket to the easy life by jumping the queue, heading down here and claiming the refugee status. Where they get not only get payments, but also permanent residency. Even our elderly and single parent pensioners are getting less money a fortnight from centrelink then them, this is an outrage.
But what about our homeless people? According to the report, Poverty of Australia, we already have millions of people that are under the poverty line. Yet the government is just handing out houses to asylum seekers. We can’t let this happen. How can we just stand by and watch the government do nothing in order to help out our desperate homeless people. We need to ensure that they have homes, we need to ensure that they have jobs, and we need to ensure that they are okay.
Wake up people. Our future as Australians is at stake. Immigrants are coming in and they’re taking away all of us ‘true’ Australians jobs, housing spaces and also our money. Third worlders are introducing major problems in our country associating with ghettoism, and they are drastically raising the welfare numbers, but not only that, they’re also creating higher crime rates. Our government is already taking in more than enough refugees, we don’t need anymore coming in otherwise it’ll become extremely crowded.
Any refugees that are arriving here at Australia by boat or by plane should be sent back to their country of departure or any other country they can go to. Our country doesn’t culturally or ethnically suit their needs. We already have too many problems within Australia to go and help another country. We need to put our country first otherwise Australia is headed for national genocide.
We don't need any more or any less, we are taking the right amount of refugees each year. If we take any more, Australia will get too crowded like countries in Europe, and if we take any less we will feel terrible and, of course, they do need our help! We are taking the perfect amount.
Given that Australia has taken in a lot of refugees, other countries should do the same. Australia is a very populated country and with these refugees we will be soon over populated. Tony Abbott was right in his choice to stop asylum seekers coming to Australia, as they are coming from countries that could soon be a threat to Australia.
Diversification will lead to more interracial relationships and so Australia will lose its white beauty. Also as whites shrink as a percentage of the population, they will become increasingly disenfranchised and discriminated against. The new black/Asian population will constantly complain that too many companies are owned by whites, that whites are over-represented in Australian TV (even though whites write everything, pay for everything and make everything). Immigration and diversification is a can of worms that is better left shut firmly.
Everywhere you go in western countries (including ours) muslims are over represented in welfare abuse, unemployment and crime rates not to mention the insane uncontrollable birth rates these people contribute to. These are not the kinds of people who are going to be productive to a hard-working society such as ours that is already suffering from an insane debt problem, rising unemployment and becoming a welfare state. Furthermore, as if the refugees themselves weren't a problem enough, the idealogy they bring is completely incompatible with Western Australian values. Islam is a religion that does not tolerate women, gays, freedom of expression, democracy, alcohol, other people's cultures, jews, and tolerates polygamy, pedophilia, terrorism, bigotry, ignorance and violence against anyone and everyone who doesn't fit their totalitarian world view perfectly. This religion turns everyone it indoctrinates into a raving, violent maniac that sees anything different as a crime to be punished with blood and death. Look at what's happening to Sweden and Germany after they freely let in hundreds of thousands of muslim immigrants. Do we want to end up like them; countries that quickly becoming official rape capitals of Europe?
Besides, letting in people illegally only makes it completely unfair to the honest and hard working people who trying to immigrate to Australia legally and actually fit into our society unlike the vast majority of muslim citizens in Australia. These double standards and lack of respect for western ideals cannot continue. We need to stand proud for our values and act intolerant those who do not.
And yes, I'm very well aware that Australia is founded on the legacy of immigrants. But there's a difference; those immigrants brought towns, cities, electricity, democracy, universities, buildings, science and all the good things that come with a westernized society. White colonists came and made Australia into one of the best countries in the world; a country that I am more than proud to call my home. What do islamic countries and their citizens bring? Stoning women for being raped and throwing gays off buildings.
We must not submit to political correctness or Islam any longer.
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