QUOTE (Tobias'smum @ 20/07/2012, 10:07 PM)
Yes I wrote that.
Most people i know are not embarrassed they just dont care. my problem is they come here expecting everything and not wanting to do the work or do it the right way. I hate thinking so much of our tax payer money is being spent on these people then they complain well if its that bad dont come here, there are other countries along the way but Australia has to be all PC therefor ewe are an easy target for these free loaders.
You know Australia has one of the lowest refugee intakes in the world, right? Per-capita and per-GDP?
You also know that coming by boat is "the right way" as much as flying since the UN Refugee Convention to which Australia is signatory indicates that anyone declaring asylum is to be treated as an asylum seeker until such time as they are proven to not be?
Did you know Australia spends an utterly paltry amount of money on asylum seekers, and the bulk of it is in constructing prisons for them to hold them from the crime of expecting us to honour binding international agreements?
Did you know that we are actually giving refugees mental disorders and PTSD from holding them in prisons like Villawood, and that "well at least you're not being raped and murdered" isn't an acceptable justification for acting like racist barbarians?
Did you know that the stories of the amount of subsidy and aid we give refugees are in fact completely overblown by a media intent on keeping us focused on hating brown people instead of actually dealing with the systemic issues in our society, and ensuring that people continue to bleat the Liberal party line instead of politically educating themselves?
Did you know that Australia is both one of the richest nations in the world and one of the emptiest, and could literally service ten times the current refugee intake without even batting an eyelid?
Did you know that if we want to start talking about "free loaders" I'd swap ten of the lazy white bogans in my suburb for one good, honest refugee keen to make a life from themselves in this, frankly utterly amazing, country?
Just wanted to check if you had all the facts before you start running your mouth about this crap.