I'm not going to bother with the "im not racist" line, you can take away whatever you choose from my commentary.
From a standpoint of an Australian (i cannot take other countries views into account).
Anyhow, this "problem" is cyclic. The reason why i say that is over the course of my life i have seen this cycle 4 times.
First it was the Springvale (Victoria, Southern suburbs) nonsense, bloodshed, including roaming gangs with machetes. This was finally quelled via
mass arrests with the assistance from several law enforcement departments and in some cases the military.
Second was the violence in Noble Park (Victoria, Southern districts, wasnt much of a media storm), roaming gangs of youths armed with baseball bats,
tyre irons, and assortment of blunt instriments. This seemed to quell itself without any major intervention.
Thirdly (And race sadly is required) (Victoria, Melbourne CBD And surrounding suburbs), what was classified as race based attacks on Indian students,
these where publicised as "hate crimes" by the international media. Causing a systemic problem on both sides treating each other with complete
disrespect or distain, and yes i personally was 'victim' of this, i for one dont like to be spit on, abused or simply because of my skin color
(coupled with 'i have it easier than they do'). In the end these where proven by the state and federal organizations as random attacks/robberies
(Targets of oppertunity), not due to color, race or creed.
Lastly (Or latest it seems), Footscray area (Victoria, northern suburbs) there has been an increase of incidents of armed robbery, and assults on the
Victorian Train services, roaming gangs of upto 20 youths. This appears to have entered the platau stage, which means it could degenerate or get
Chappel St (South Yarra, Victoria) - This was a no go zone for the most part, as the (and i use this term loosely) area as "controlled" by a certain
"race" of people, if you ventured there during the night, it was highly likely you'd come back in an Ambulance. This was systemmic of a greater
problem, which again was resolved due to mass arrests, deportation and two police shootings (sadly)
These are not a single "race" these are different people, or subgroups within the community creating these problems. There is a number of factors
to which you need to take into account.
1. Some Refugees or people seeing protection visas are coming from countries where violence is how "things got done". It is sad for these people,
they come here, and sadly one bad apple gets the idea that their new home is a 'soft target', manages to convince others to join his/her 'cause'
and you all have seen what happens.
2. Counter violence, i do know in Melbourne some of the violence is a counter 'attack' because of what others have said, this includes people of all
races and creeds.
3. Enclaves, I honestly believe these are bad. It is both helpful for the 'new immigrant' however it causes problems for the community as a whole.
There are several suburbs in Melbourne which are classified for certain creeds or races. If you want people to intergrate you will need to have ALL
of the races/creeds socializing.
What can the government do? Nothing but enforce law and order.
Why Spruk? They can do lots of things, you are full of it!!1!!11!!1!
Actually I'm not, the government HAS to take in true asylum seekers, and allow immigration. To disallow that would go against our membership in the
UN. If they do ANYTHING to an enclave it is seen as being racist (see
Indian Student Protests (2009)
example. Vicpol said they where 'soft targets' for ciminals, and it was taken as a racist slur, which in actual fact the comment (delivery was
inappropriate) was correct. Criminals where seeing these international students AS soft targets. Language barriers and cultural differences means
they have a higher chance of getting what they want without getting busted by the police.
In the end the problem isnt immigration, the problem is mentality that "living in the city is 'da bomb'". Using our country towns where jobs are
plentiful would be a good solution (on paper only, practice its harder for everyone mainly due to xenophobia, but that can change with education of
To my Sudanese, Chinese, Japanese & Indian neighbours, i welcome you and the cooking i can smell when i enter the floor of my apartment (especially
the Sudanese & Indian families who are nice enough to supply me with their beautiful left overs. Yes there is a reason they do this, and it comes
down to mutual respect.).