Aussie immigration architect: Europe ‘just making up excuses’
http://www.politico.eu/article/architec ... extremism/
“Europeans think it’s easy in Australia to control our borders, but they’re just making up excuses for doing nothing themselves,” Molan said.
I think these kinds of discussions rile up people who may not have been adversaries or opponents of sorts on what is ostensibly a site about discussing a peculiar brand of laptop.
I'm sure a discussion about Trump would go down a treat!
Be that as it may...
The Australian system 'works' only because the parties involved.... the LNP, the Labor party, Murdoch media and the Australian public at large, do not care about refugees.
Out of side, out of mind.
As long as the govt. imprisons brown people in deplorable conditions and the media keeps a lid on it, no one cares.
I dont think holding women and children and young men for years, without hope, is any solution. So they sew their lips up, they injure themselves and maybe commit suicide, maybe get sexually abused by Serco or Wilson or G4S whatever conglomo is doing the bad work this week...
The only thing going for Australia is that because its thousands of miles of sea between them and the 'brown people' then we only get the minor dregs of the 3rd world coming here.
Sure Australia holds up its UN obligations by putting Sudanese or whoever into remote parts of Australia without much in the way of jobs or opportunity but obviously $500 a fortnight and govt. housing in remote Australia is better than any conditions back in Africa.
Its an intractible situation with no solution that costs billions every year but hey, at least its not Europe...