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RESCUERS have picked up 110 survivors from an asylum seeker boat that capsized on its way to Australia from Sri Lanka with up to 200 people on board.
."The most disturbing aspect of this comprehensive debacle is the cost. According to the budget papers for the past four years, the annual expenditure on asylum-seeker management was a few million dollars in 2007-08. It exploded to $100 million in 2008-09, then $300 million the following year, then $900 million last year, then to a projected $1.1 billion-plus in this financial year.
The total direct cost over the past three years is about $2.3 billion, a time of about 16,000 boat people arrivals, which equates to $139,000 per asylum seeker processed.
That figure is high enough, but Morrison estimates the real cost is much higher - almost twice as high: $4.7 billion during the past three years. He cites budget figures and estimates which include the full administrative and security costs of running the border security program.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Go the Rabbitt's,
Can I ask a question but, lately all you hear about is the influx of boats and how Howard stopped them.
What exactly did Howard do?
Do you think we should open the borders and allow them to work and live? or should we turn them back?
Are we not large enough to accomodate people?
Personally I havent figured out my opinion on the matter yet.
good question. what john howard did was to pay the small island nation of naru to house these people. they were not allowed on australian soil. this was because they all destroy their papers before they got here and therefore when they were found to be not of good character (criminals) they could not use our court systems to get another four years here while they appealed and cost the tax payers millions per asylum seekers in legal bills.
when labor came into power, there were i think 6 people on naru waiting for approval. kevin rudd said it was inhumane and the boats started almost straight away. i think at last count there has been about 16 thousand arrive so far this year.
these are not like the vietnamese that arrived 20 years ago. they were fleeing a sure death in rickety boats with bloody nothing. they didnt have 2 dimes to rub together. these days they are getting of the boats in designer jeans and sunglasses and asking were is their house.
Originally posted by eyeinoz
MORE! and no women amongst them,sleeper cells comming in,paranoid i might be but there seems to be less women/kids these days trying to get here 99% of them are male18-30 with no id,/ and our stupid gov let them come..
Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
reply to post by denver22
The distance from Sri Lanka to Australia appears to be at least several thousand miles. From what I've seen of some of the immigrant boats that make the news they are usually overcrowded, therefore also unsanitary and sometimes barely seaworthy. I would offer someone help that had made such a journey regardless of their legal status in my country. I would also hope that should I somehow find myself in the same situation that a complete stranger might, ever so hopefully speaking, do the same for me, simply because he could.
Originally posted by denver22
reply to post by Agit8dChop
Turn them back why always britain or australia because britain got welfare free hospital..
I am fed up with them coming over and scamming and going top of the lists of everything
Facts..I know it is my job to i know all there scams!...
Originally posted by CrimsonKapital Why do we Anglo nations have to take them in? Why can't they fix their own sh*t holes of nations instead of trying to live with the white man>?