sc69 saidIts not necessarily a grim outlook at all -
Asylum can still be sought, via the normal methods - where the new policy will cause problems is if they decide to come from another country via boat.
I dont personally have an opinion either way, but a large number of the 'asylum seekers' have come from the middle east, crossed europe, a lot of asia to try and start a life in Australia - where they could potentially have sought and received asylum in any one of the dozen or so countries they crossed to get here.
Effectively, economic refugees.
The debate is getting more and more ridiculous down here. What you said Shane is true, I really have little time for these boat arrivals.
Funny the divide amongst our population seems to be economic also. I wonder how all these bleeding hearts would feel if these "boat arrivals" were settled in the more affluent suburbs. Go to Mirrabooka, Sydneys West or any other Western Suburb on the East Coast and see how these Economic Migrants behave towards the locals particularly to our Indigenous people. The local forums talking about this are clearly divided along class lines.
Why should these people get preference over refugees in camps all over the world?, none, and yes I know there is no queue.