Immigrants, not refugees

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Immigrants, not refugees

Post by Dreamweaver » 16 Jan 2018, 12:47

Every year we take in between 150,000 and 200,000 skilled immigrants.
These are the people who are coming wanting a better lifestyle.
We have an employment problem, we have some of the best training in the world.
Why aren't we training our own?
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Post by kfchugo » 16 Jan 2018, 14:18

The same can be said of government attitude to childbirth. Migrants are brought into our community, often receiving government support till they get settled. There is little support however for our own citizens experiencing difficulty in conceiving - IVF is very expensive but Australians get little help from the government. Should we not be assisting our own before foreigners?

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Post by Dreamweaver » 16 Jan 2018, 19:24

Do you mean refugees, Hugo? I was referring to the skilled immigrants.

Although the world doesn't have a 'not-enough-population' problem, I
have sympathy for those who are having difficulty meeting IVF costs, .
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Post by kfchugo » 17 Jan 2018, 10:45

DW, I suppose I was referring to both. Successive governments seem hell bent on continuous growth in our population and seem keen to try to fix all our problems that way. The burgeoning population does place strains on government resources, infrastructure, schools, our medical profession etc., etc. When will our population be ENOUGH? Growth for growth's sake seems a rather short sighted policy to me. I think Dick Smith got it right when he criticised this process of encouraging migration.......we should be looking at our existing population and better resourcing training, education, apprenticeships etc and generally fostering the Australian people rather than constantly taking in foreigners who dilute our culture.

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