I just read that New Zealand has offered to take in some of these refugees, I do hope that this is to the satisfaction of these illegal immigrants!
"New Zealand To Take Refugees
New Zealand has today become involved in the worsening crisis for 460 Afghan asylum seekers on board a Norwegian ship off Christmas Island to the North of Australia.
Prime Minister Helen Clark says it has become an international problem and as part of a solution this country would take some of the refugees.
However, Miss Clark says that would provide a solution for just part of the problem.
She believes there are many others in Indonesia who are looking to try to do the same thing.
Miss Clark says it is desperately urgent that Australia, Indonesia and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees get together to try and stop that from happening."
This is just great! Sure New Zealand has a lot of space, and heck, there are only about 3.8 million people living there ( and a few billion sheep).
By why are they getting involved? It is not like NZ can afford to do this.
There is a massive unemployment problem, university fees are SKY High, the social welfare benefits (unemployment, domestic purposes and student benefits) are extremely low and barely cover the cost of living (about nz$110 to $130 per week), and there is also a lack of affordable state housing.
And on top of this the government is continuing to pay the Maori people millions of dollars every year, as part of the Waitangi Tribunal Land Claims,which is compensating Maori today for land theft issues from the 1860’s (Take note Australia).
In short, why not fix those internal problems first, instead of taking on other people’s problems. New Zealand already has a HIGH record of accepting legal refugees. from Cambodia, Vietnam etc, and most recently Albenia.
Hey, why don’t the refugees go to Singapore? I read recently that they are concerned about their dwindling population, low birth rates etc!!
Helen Clark (NOT), formely know as ‘Don’t Pi*s on Australia’