From a contributor:
I just thought I would share the current situation here with you all.
We live in Derby in the Kimberley region of WA. Back in 2000 my husband was a police officer at the time the Curtin Detention Centre was up and running.
Some of the things he witnessed while dealing with them would make you sick to the stomach. How can we have respect for such a race that has no respect for females, be it their wives or daughters, and sell their sons to uncles. At one point there was a massive breakout and, when captured, their response to the police as to what they intended to do in our society was “Take over your town, kill your men and children, and rape the women”. At that time there were a mix of men and women in the detention centres so obviously they multiplied rapidly. The best thing that happened was the closing of the detention centre.
Unfortunately the detention centre got reopened last year with men only staying there. There was a mixture of emotion from the townspeople but of course those such as the Shire Council and Real Estate agents saw it as a money maker in regards to the amount of people it would bring to the town, creating more housing etc.
Local townspeople are being left with nowhere to live because it’s a fact that real estate agents are negotiating higher rental costs for home owners. For example, a couple may have been currently renting a house for $480pw, the real estate agent will then go to the owner and say “you can get $780pw if you rent it to Serco”. Some home owners are being greedy, so out go their current tenants and in Serco staff go. It has been happening!!!!
I would like to add that my husband and I have properties here in town and the property market is booming since the reopening, but we couldn’t care less about that; the bottom line is; they shouldn’t be here and we don’t want them here and we don’t care about making money from their presence. Whatever may be happening in their own countries shouldn’t be Australia’s problem and they most certainly shouldn’t be coming here with the intentions of making our beautiful country like their own.
On a recent trip to Broome with my family we stopped at a roadhouse just out of Broome and saw three buses of so-called refugees sitting in the park having lunch. My hubby was informed, when speaking to one of the persons he knew transporting the detainees, that these people were on an outing, they get taken to Broome to have lunch, ice cream, etc. on a regular basis. We were personally outraged by this as us taxpayers are no doubt the ones paying for this.
These people being here is also having a great impact on our health system. Derby Hospital is already slowly losing many of its services which are being moved to Broome, which is hard enough as it is, and it’s now harder with local people having to wait for some services such as scans. I’ve been waiting for a scan on numerous occasions in a waiting room full of these people which made me very uncomfortable. You have no idea what diseases and health problems these people are bringing with them!
It’s very obvious that Gillard has let many more into the country since she has been in power. There was a huge drop in the amount coming in when Howard was in! These people for a start aren’t genuine refugees; they are healthy looking, so obviously not starving, and they have thousands of dollars to get here. They aren’t the nice people some may think they are, they don’t assimilate, don’t have any respect for our country or the people here, nor do they accept the western way of life. They have no place here and it’s worrying the amount of them coming into our country!