Agreed

I ain't afraid of no boats by definatalie.

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David
David
11 years ago

Great slogan

NG
NG
11 years ago

Agreed, indeed!

Liam
11 years ago

This now graces the wall of my cubicle.

Yobbo
Yobbo
11 years ago

Because this is an issue because people are afraid of refugees.

/eyeroll

Ricardo
Ricardo
11 years ago

Personally I’m not afraid of boat people but do have problems with a system that encourages people to take the extreme risk of getting into leaky boats.

Personally I think we should take lots of refugees.

However, an immigration system that had you pay a large fee for a 90% chance of acceptance but randomly shot 3 in 100 of the applicants (regardless of merit, including women and children) would not be described as compassionate I think, but that’s effectively what we’ve got.

Encouraging the boats doesn’t get more refugees into the country as we operate a cap. It just results in dead boat people (and a warm innner glow for their advocates).

Discourage the boats, take the refugees from the camps.

(note total boat arrivals to from 1991 to May 2010 15,379 – estimated dead at least 500)

BTW, arguments around small numbers are illogical. It implies that there is some larger number at which it could be a problem – would 50,000, 100,000, 250,000 be OK?

observa
observa
11 years ago

…,just leaky ones and their arsonist scuppers!

observa
observa
11 years ago

A special Class of boats known as ‘Indonesian Ferries’ where the OH&S message ‘Allah Akhbar!’ meaning ‘Sleep on deck only!’ is repeated constantly to passengers over loudspeakers.

observa
observa
11 years ago

The moral of which is- Beware of cheap slogans. Nuff said.