I would like to see zero population growth for Australia. There are enough people here already enacting extreme destruction to our country. We don't need any more. Of course the population won't replace itself, so some immigration and refugees are necessary, but it is all about numbers.
The government allows too many people, especially refugees from one country to arrive in a short period. Because of the sheer numbers, they are not given the services and support that they ought to receive and it all gets very messy. This is especially important when you are talking about people who may have spent many years in refugee camps. A camp may be all some of the youngers have known. Yet, they are dumped here and naturally congregate together and without having grown up in our culture, do not adjust well and they will not adjust well while they only live among and associate with their own.
If we take refugees, we have a responsibility to them, one that cannot be fulfilled when there are such overwhelming numbers. We are doing neither them nor us any favours.
As for skilled immigration, what a joke that has become. Can you buy a skilled immigrant visa now? I reckon so. It is the usual government and large business ploy of keeping the working class in their place by ensuring there is cheap labour available.
I suppose it was in the nineteen nineties or late eighties that I really noticed the number of overseas students in Melbourne, mostly from Asian countries. I felt a little pride in our country educating the
By 2000, there seemed to be an awful lot overseas Asian students. They seemed to fit into Australian society well enough and they certainly livened up our city and some suburbs.
But then came the Indian students, in overwhelming numbers. Take a look around your train or tram tomorrow and visually remove every suspected overseas student, and you would perhaps remove a quarter to a third of the passengers. The overseas students have certainly contributed to overcrowding of public transport. Did anyone sit down and think about how all these students might get around the larger city?
It has been become increasingly clear that it is not about education per se, but about more immigration. Another residency rort, a backdoor way of staying in the country. The worst aspect is that it was obvious to all an sundry and yet our government allows it to continue with private colleges springing up in any broom cupboard that could be found. Pay enough and it comes with a guaranteed residency.
Our prestigious universities have become money hungry. No free education for Australian citizens. You just buy yourself a place, Australian or foreigner.
I recall a comment on a post a long time ago by a student, in reference to some fellow Chinese students. The comment was along the lines of 'how can they possibly be getting any education when they don't even come close to speaking or understanding English'. Simple, they are buying their degrees by passing by whatever means. The universities have a financial interest in making sure they pass. This is not the education we should be giving overseas students.
Cut immigration and cut the number of foreign students and turn both back into something to be appreciated. I am not arguing against immigration or educating foreign students, just about numbers and the numbers of both are way too high.