NOW, LET ME SEE IF I'VE GOT THIS RIGHT....IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOUR.IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET SHOT.IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED.IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY ANDYOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO A POLITICALPRISON TO ROT.IF YOU CROSS THE AUSTRALIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET:* A JOB,* AN INTERPRETER,* FREE LEGAL AID,* A DRIVERS LICENCE,* A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER,* WELFARE,* CREDIT CARDS,* FREE EDUCATION,* FREE HEALTH CARE,* DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE* THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY'S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DO NOT GET ENOUGH RESPECT.
Sensationalism? Then think about just this one [not so] small aspect...
The Australian Federal Government provides the following financial assistance:-
AUSTRALIAN AGED PENSIONER
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN AUSTRALIA
Weekly Spouse allowance
Additional weekly hardship allowance
TOTAL YEARLY BENEFIT
If I were a refugee, why would I look for work? And the current Government is saying that 'elderly Australia ' is going to put the country $100 Bn into debt in the next few years?! Please forward to all your contacts so that we can lobby not just for an increase in the aged pension and to put the welfare of Australian pensioners first, but the welfare of refugees further down the list - well after our Defence men and women, our farmers and the average Aussie battler. After all, the average pensioner alone has paid taxes and contributed to the growth of this country for the last 40 to 60 years; a Defence member voluntarily endures hardship, prepared to give up their life to preserve the way of yours; and the farmer/battler who are the backbones of this Country and Culture - never reaches for a handout but always willing to lend a hand... When these people rarely, if ever, speak out they are shunned, ridiculed and dismissed by the Government and barely makes a headline in the news. When refugees/immigrants speak out about repression and insensitivity to their culture in Australia , it gets widespread media coverage and quick resolution by Government bodies.