A hundred days in office and the hundredth boat arrives – all in the same week.
Adding a little balance….
The writer does not seem to notice that there is a difference between those stepping off aeroplanes with all the necessary documentation and those stepping off boats having paid exorbitant amounts for a quick solution to travel arrangements, choosing to do so without documentation or approval. Many have the right to seek asylum but some choose to use illegal methods to achieve the same goal.
Australians recognise the asylum seekers\’ goals but reject the idea that people who choose to \”jump the queue\” have a right to do so, and in that attempt receive preferential treatment over those who have been waiting for lengthy periods trying to follow the rules.
And those that overstay aren’t “jumping the queue”?
What’s the difference?
And where’s the queue?
I agree with you, overstayers are queue jumpers but their initial entry was by acceptable methods. To gain entry they followed required protocols. Our lax methods of keeping tabs on visitors is another matter.
The queue starts at the aeroplane door where arrivals step into Australia. The tail end is wherever the aspirants are located, processed and documented according to the rules in relation to refugee status before being transported to this fine country. The decision as to the order of departure from those centres is probably dependent on many aspects of the applications received and the whim of those who administer the system.
According to information as it is disseminated, the people claiming asylum status and arriving on boats don\’t believe they have to comply with the requirements of our legislation.
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