Australians are understandably outraged at the proposal by the Gillard government to alleviate the pressure on accommodation for illegal entrants into our nation.
Unable to stem the flow of unauthorised people through our borders and not having the intestinal fortitude to withstand pressure from the bleeding hearted extremists in parties like the Greens, the government has proposed paying Australians $300 per week to house these people in their own homes.
Apart from being a clear indication of desperation from a government devoid of ideas and making policy on the run, this ridiculous proposal is fraught with potential pitfalls.
What legal obligations do these “homestay landlords” have towards the welfare of their charges? Furthermore, when one considers the trouble the system has in keeping track of the situation of some foster children in our society, what safe guards would there be to ensure similar shortfalls would not be found under this scheme?
When one considers the poor screening processes used by government departments and the reports of crimes (often of a sexual or violent nature) committed by some illegal entrants when released into the general community, one has to question the wisdom of relying upon government assurances about the character of strangers to be housed amongst our families in our own homes.
Clearly, our nation’s parliament is unable, or unwilling, to take the measures needed to stem the flow of illegal entrants to our shores. Pandering to vocal minority pressure groups and having one hand tied behind it’s back due to ludicrous U.N “treaties”, the parliament seems more focused on convincing the community of the wisdom of staying the course on their road to ruin rather than governing in the national interest.
Time will show the $300 per week to harbour an illegal entrant is no different to receiving 30 pieces of silver when it comes to the future of our children.