Regardless of one’s political persuasions most Australians are furious with the number of illegal boat people flooding our shores. Let’s not forget it was Rudd’s Labor Government that dismantled the Howard Pacific Solution in 2008. It was a policy that worked and did stop the illegal boats. Was it changed because of ego, we can imagine Kevin 07 not wanting to be aligned with a policy of Howards, or was it appeasing the Greens push to have it overturned?
Regardless of the reason, a mindless and irresponsible Prime Minister and his Government had no foresight or vision when they overturned the Pacific Solution. Gillard was no better. In fact this was one of the issues that cost her the leadership. Labor stuck by Rudd in his first term as Prime Minister and Gillard until it became evident to them they were going to lose the election if something was not done about the illegal boat people.
Tony Abbott and the Liberals have stated they will turn the boats around, now he is saying if it is safe to do so. Is this possible and legal under Human rights laws? If so where is our right as a nation to protect our shores from illegals wanting to move from their country to ours not based on fear for their lives but for economic reasons?
Most Australians agree something has to be done. We are losing control of our borders, and it is costing the Australian taxpayer billions of dollars. Australians wanting help with housing, health and services are pushed to the back of the queue because the illegals are more important. Remember we are on the world stage and Rudd and Gillard had to present themselves as leaders of a caring and compassionate country with regards to refugees in the eyes of the world.
What we have here is someone coming into your home telling you they like your house better than theirs and they are going to live with you. You have to feed, cloth, care, and educate them while looking after their needs. Your children now have to share a room and you have to make the dollars stretch further to provide for them. They don’t have to work you are providing for them. If you don’t give them what they want they will complain and you will be forced to answer why you are so inhumane not to have them live in your home, that you worked hard for.
A clear message from Australians is 'stop the boats'. Now we see Rudd and his Labor puppeteers, Bob Carr and Tony Bourke, espousing that they are economic refugees and have no right to come to Australia, after all these years and 46,000 boat people later. What a backflip and do they think Australians are that gullible?
ILLEGAL BOAT PEOPLE FACTS:
...on average 100 people a day arrive
…they arrive in Indonesia with a passport to enter the country
…80% plus destroy passports and identification papers before entering Australia
...the boat people as reported, pay up to $20,000 to people smugglers for passage to Australia
…2013-14 Illegal boat people will cost Australian taxpayers $2.8 Billion if lucky. To date estimated cost $12 Billion plus
…supply of cigarettes to illegal boat people $1.5Million a year
…supply of telephone and charges $5Million to the taxpayer
…private contractors are paid $40,000 per illegal boat to be destroyed. The government has put $4Million in budget for this. Due to the number of boats this means a budget blowout.
…many Australians wait for health care while illegals get preferential treatment.
One Nation is of the opinion that any leader who cannot control its borders should not hold the position as Prime Minister. Australians must feel secure and in control. Clearly we are not. Our problem clearly lies with Indonesia. The illegal boats leave from Indonesian waters, people smugglers are known to the Indonesian police. The country is corrupt with officials and police who partake in the human trafficking, yet they refuse to assist. Just recently the Indonesian court refused to extradite one of the people smugglers to Australia and set him free. In 2013-2014, Australia’s assistance to Indonesia will be worth an estimated $646.8 million, making it our largest bilateral aid program.
Close cooperation between Australia and Indonesia on security matters is underpinned by the Lombok Treaty (2006), which provides a treaty-level framework for addressing traditional and non-traditional security challenges. Australia and Indonesia signed a Defence Cooperation Arrangement in September 2012 and have agreed to increase defence collaboration.
3. The Parties, consistent with their respective domestic laws and international obligations, shall not in any manner support or participate in activities by any person or entity which constitutes a threat to the stability, sovereignty or territorial integrity of the other Party, including by those who seek to use its territory for encouraging or committing such activities, including separatism, in the territory of the other Party;
When we don’t know the true identity of refugees is this not a threat to our stability and possible terrorism.
Australia has to take a strong stance and show some leadership.
When our soldiers pull out of Afghanistan at the end of this year we will see a flood of refugees never seen before, if we do not put out a clear message that if they come via people smugglers they are not welcome.
Has the government assured us that all who come to Australia are clear of any health risks? The overview below is the government’s health requirement of immigrants and refugees, when applying for immigration to Australia.