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UN: Drop in refugees seeking asylum

Posted by: 2UE | 27 March, 2012 - 2:02 PM
How would you solve the asylum seeker problem?

The United Nation's refugee agency says there's been a nine percent drop in the number of people seeking asylum in Australia over the past year. It's thanks to a drop in the number of people arriving by boat.


However Shadow Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says the figures also show a big increase since Labor first came to power in 2007.

The Greens say the sharp drop in the number of asylum seekers coming to Australia proves the country can afford to open its borders to far more refugees.

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young says the report makes a mockery of both Labor and Liberal refugee policies.

She says Australia should be proactively resettling asylum seekers directly to avoid costly offshore processing solutions like Malaysia and Nauru.



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  • This is impossible! Anyone who supports the liberal party already knows this is impossible!

    Peter B Wednesday 28 March, 2012 - 9:39 PM
  • This is good news. What it tells us is that we do not have to go for offshore processing to reduce the numbers coming by boat. Labour have to start thinking how to get back their own votes and it is not by trying to imitate the LieBerals. Offshore processing is dead and let us keep it that way.

    Slimy LieBeral Wednesday 28 March, 2012 - 1:27 PM
  • The Greens want open doors, ok, but why open our cheque book for free ciggies, internet, dental and legal aid when we don`t put out for our own homeless.

    John A Tuesday 27 March, 2012 - 10:27 PM
  • Setting Sail
    I cross ocean, one way trip,
    Pay people smuggler one big tip
    Green man, his name Bob Brown,
    He welcomes all of us to town.
    He big man in Government now I think.
    He sends us off to Centrelink.
    Welfare say, You come no more,
    We send cash right to your door.
    Welfare cheques they make you wealthy!
    Medicare it keep you healthy!
    By and by, I get plenty money.
    Thanks to you, you Aussie dummy!
    Write to friends in motherland.
    Tell them come fast as you can.
    Before all is changed to Abbott plan
    They come in turbans and Toyota trucks,
    And buy big house with welfare bucks!
    They come here, we live together.
    More welfare cheques, it gets better!
    Fourteen families, they moving in,
    But neighbour patience wearing thin.
    Finally, Aussie guy moves away.
    Now I buy his house, then say,
    Find more immigrants for house to rent.
    And in the yard I put a tent.
    Everything is very good,
    And soon we own the neighbourhood.
    We have hobby, its called breeding.
    Welfare pay for baby feeding.
    Kids need dentist? Wives need pills?
    We get free! We got no bills!
    Australians crazy! They work all year,
    To keep the welfare running here.
    We think Australia darn good place.
    Too darn good for Aussie race!
    If they not like us, they can scram.
    Lots of space in Afghanistan!

    Slippery, Shifty Rats Of LIEbor Tuesday 27 March, 2012 - 9:37 PM
  • Why would the illegal Centrelink Seekers apply & then have to wait in a tent city somewhere, this is NOT what their lifestyle is accustomed to?
    Why not pay $20,000 from their petty cash & gatecrash with an escort by the LIEbor Greens Welcoming Immigration More LIEbor Votes Department?
    They will all be put up in resort style accommodation while their NO identification claim is processed, before their escort to the Centrelink Offices & their new free fully self contained homes, before being given permanent residency at lifetime taxpayers expense & they can bring out more Muslim relatives that do NOT assimilate & come for the $$$ at our expense!!
    They are coming alright, just not through the proper channels; we would not want a delay for their welfare claims!
    JuLIAR Union Run LIEbor has failed to govern in the nations interest & its people.
    Carbon Scam Tax LIE, Open Border Sell Out, Broken solemn election pledges, Deliberate Increasing all costs of living, NO Mandate, Spin, Scams, Lies, Cover Ups Go Slow Craig Thomson Saga, Unscrutinised $80Billion NBN, Orchestrated Australia Day Setup & Relentless Hateful Negative Blame Campaign on Tony Abbott, Waste, Spend & $233Billion Debt.
    Get OUT LIEbor Greens, you have LOST the trust of the nation & you are ALL totally loathed & the people are over being insulted by the likes of you, go north & live in North Korea it suits your controlling socialist ideology.

    Another Proud Aussie Tuesday 27 March, 2012 - 8:30 PM
  • Temporary Visa`s, and stop the $millions going in freebies they collect.

    John Sydney Tuesday 27 March, 2012 - 8:01 PM

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