The deaths of a group of refugees, occurring when their boat crashed upon the rocks at Christmas Island, is a sad indictment of the government’s policies on refugees.
For all its failings, the Liberal government of John Howard had moved in the right direction when it came to refugees; as their policies had reduced the number of refugees coming by boat to Australia. On the other hand, when the Labor government of Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard came to power, their pro-refugee policies were well-known and they therefore encouraged a rash of refugees to try their luck in sailing to our shores.
At the time, they were warned that their policies would result in a flood of refugee boats with the associated loss of life as people tried their luck with the heavy seas; but the Labor Party refused to listen – with this latest tragedy being the result.
Refugees do not exist in a vacuum; they listen to the news and hear rumours of what is going on in the world. When the millions of refugees in the Third World heard that Australia had relaxed its policies on refugees, it was as if they had been given a personal invitation to come here; to use a old phrase, “it was on for young and old”.
The fact is that the Labor Party’s pro-refugee policies are bad on several levels.
1) They will increase the number of refugee deaths, as they try to cross dangerous seas to get to Australian territory. If the millions of Third World refugees were aware that Australia was not accepting sea-borne refugees, and being very strict about it, then very few would bother to try to sail here. The more seaborne refugees that Australia lets in, the more seaborne refugees will try to come here.
2) They will increase the amount of mayhem in Australia, as there have already been a number of crimes committed here by refugees; special attention should be paid to those with warfare-induced mental problems and those from fundamentalist backgrounds. Rape, robbery and death is the “reward” for innocent Australians; but those individuals would not have suffered if the Labor government had not brought in bad refugee policies.
3) They are part of the immigration-driven genocide of the Australian people, replacing the Australian population with a Third World population. The Australian people never asked for their country to become a new Hong Kong or a new Mexico, such changes have been carried out in an undemocratic fashion by the Liberal-Labor parties. And how many of these refugees are Muslim extremists? The Australian way of life will be changed – and not for the better – by the major parties and their painfully poor policies.
Nor should it be forgotten that these are not real refugees; they are fake refugees – they are economic immigrants, trying to jump the queue. When they originally fled their home country they were refugees (assuming they are genuine), but once they passed their first safe haven they were no longer refugees, but simply economic migrants on the move. Most, if not all, of the refugees who have sailed to Australia have by-passed several safe countries in order to come here. This is why they are commonly referred to as “illegal immigrants”, because they are fake refugees who are trying to break our immigration laws; indeed, in sailing here to claim “refugee” status, it also raises the question of whether they are committing fraud as well.
Instead of spending millions of dollars on some tens of thousands of refugees coming into Australia (most of whom are flown in by the Australian government, then given financial help for housing, medical care, white goods, and other sundries), that same amount could be used to help millions of refugees in their own regions; which would be a win-win situation – millions more would be helped than are being helped at the moment, and Australia avoids the social strife that will inevitably occur in a non-homogeneous society.
If we want to protect Australia and want to help refugees, then it is imperative that we help refugees in their own regions and not try to use Australia as a sponge to soak up millions of Third World refugees.
It is time to get real on refugees.
“Refugee advocate blames Government, Andrew Bolt calls for Julia Gillard’s resignation”, News.com.au, 16 December 2010
“Locals witness ‘unbelievable horror’ as asylum boat tragedy unfolds off Christmas Island” by Nicolas Perpitch, Debbie Guest and Tony Barrass, The Courier Mail, 16 December 2010
Note: For some reason the above article in the Corier Mail, along with most (or all) others in the same syndication, changed the story title away from “Crash was ‘tragedy waiting to happen’ say locals”.