The tragedy is that several boats don’t make it – with countless asylum seekers colliding into Christmas Island or other dangerous surroundings, causing hundreds to drown or freeze to death in the harshest of waters.
A short time ago I published a story explaining the unfair lengths that many are experiencing to receive their Australian residency. These “genuine” applicants have usually been working full time in Australia for more than 5 years and have received little help from the Australian government, whilst many refugees are treated far better than any struggling Australian.
It’s absolutely crucial to understand that asylum seekers are not illegal immigrants. Australians are sold this idea that they are “illegitimate” – for propaganda filled means intended to justify the undetermined detention of the thousands seeking asylum – mothers and children among them.
What goes on out of sight is the hundreds of children surrounded by barbed wire in what is essentially –and technically—the Australian concentration camps. Perhaps you are reading this as a drastic and preposterous claim but historically speaking; this adds Australia to the list of those who have for the foreseeable future imprisoned children. The Nazi Germans, the Apartheid South Africans, the racist Zionist Israelis (known for the 800,000 Palestinian children held inside the Gaza Concentration Camps) to name just a few.
There are presently just over 50,000 genuinely “illegal” immigrants in Australia but if you look back at the policies introduced by the Labor Government in 2009 – none of these immigrants are placed in detention centers. No, and in Roberto Laudisio’s case – the police ended his life with the use of tasers when he was an unarmed frightened drunk who had outstayed his Australian visa dates.
So next time an Australian media outlet tells you about the “processing” of asylum seekers – know there’s more to this picture than the eye can see.
At the end of this argument it is clearly factual and statistically accurate to say that Australia is failing “to do their bit” when it comes to the asylum seeker “crisis” that the country is facing.