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Australian government hopes to rush through laws that could detain dangerous migrants

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The problem is not with the migrants in Austiral the poblem it with Australian society and the administration.

Today, the largest city in New Zealand was deemed the most unsafe in Australasia. So NZ has some issues to sort out too.

https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/12/06/auckland-the-least-safe-city-in-australasia-new-report-says/

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Rupert SpiraToday  02:49 pm JST

Australia is far more conservative and less welcoming of foreign residents than its neighbour NZ.

They deport anyone with a criminal record who was born in NZ but lived all their life in Australia and they turn away thousands of migrants who NZ allows in.

The problem is not with the migrants in Austiral the poblem it with Australian society and the administration.

You have made it sound worse than it is but you are on the right path yes

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Actually Rupert above, the problem is the same in most western democracies and it's called "wedge politics "

The opposition party sees some advantage in portraying the paryt in office as "weak on terror ", or ""weak on child protection " and ask questions in parliament or the media like ""why does the PM endanger our children//women//public safety etc by refusing to Blah blah blah. "

Australia has inherited a pretty good common law system from the UK with hundreds of years of legal thought and deliberation.

Such as ""let a hundred guilty men go free before one innocent man is falsely convicted ".

Today however base elements in the media {usually } seek to tear down protections in law won over a hundred years.

Detention without conviction, or post serving a sentence, even for "illegal " detainees is a slippery slope whereby all lose rights.

BTW one of these cases involves a man with a few packets of pot on his person.

Hardly the cause for pearl clutching and public whippings.

Be careful of what you wish for.

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Who really cares so much anymore? EU is lost already and soon falls to them, then not so much behind US, and then Australia and NZ alone also aren't self-sufficient enough to withstand anymore too. Of course I mean more the bigger historical time span, not that you should fear already for next week or month. But anyway, that's even also not fixed and may be too optimistic, as the quite sudden war outbreaks in Ukraine and Gaza hopefully have already shown and taught everyone with open eyes, knowledge or anticipation 'antennas'.

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If we had any brains in Australia we would be paying close attention to what is happening in the UK, where they're (finally) taking the axe to their record migration... while we keep on growing at an unsustainable pace.

By refusing to cut immigration during a cost of living crisis, our politicians are massively letting down the working class, and have failed in their duty to help people battling in outer suburban and rural areas.

You would think they would have a population plan so working people can afford to buy a house and can afford to buy their food. Instead we have young people were living like battery hens instead of free range... it is a complete disaster.

The federal government MUST slash migration to no more than 70,000 people a year. It is beyond a joke at this point.

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*By refusing to cut immigration during a cost of living crisis, our politicians are massively letting down the working class, and have failed in their duty to help people battling in outer suburban and rural areas.*

Right, it is those immigrants coming and taking our jobs why people can't find good, stable jobs with living wages!

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/tim-gurner-property-developer-australia-b2411998.html

Certain political and economic elements in many developed countries scapegoat immigrants to distract from the depredations of the rentier class.

A tale as old as time and xenophobia and unfortunately still has mileage today.

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they can start from Lakemba and surrounding areas.

plenty adepts for deportation lives there...

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Right, it is those immigrants coming and taking our jobs why people can't find good, stable jobs with living wages!

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/tim-gurner-property-developer-australia-b2411998.html

Certain political and economic elements in many developed countries scapegoat immigrants to distract from the depredations of the rentier class. 

A tale as old as time and xenophobia and unfortunately still has mileage today.

To suggest a record influx of migrants have nothing to do with our severe cost of living crisis is a totally disingenuous representation of Australia's current migration and population story. Pure virtue signaling at best.

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To suggest a record influx of migrants have nothing to do with our severe cost of living crisis is a totally disingenuous representation of Australia's current migration and population story. Pure virtue signaling at best.

Some people are sure signaling something on this issue and it is not their virtue.

https://nypost.com/2023/09/15/millionaire-developer-who-said-blue-collar-workers-are-overpaid-need-to-experience-pain-apologizes/

if you need a scapegoat for a distorted housing market in Australia and working class pain there he is.

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Good

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Smart policy Australia, safety before political correctness.

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