That means that the native population opposes immigration because they fear they may lose their sense of belonging to their own nation, as represented by distinctive traditions, culture, language and politics. Such ethnic enclaves can be the result of humans naturally liking to be around people like themselves. Some people think there is a certain size of land needed to provide for a population "environmental space"e.
Mandatory detention came in More than 20 years later, the rhetoric has only worsened against the most vulnerable arriving from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Sri Lanka. Policies that years ago seemed unimaginablesuch as imprisoning refugees on remote Pacific islands, are the norm and blessed with bipartisan support.
Walls and fences are being built across the continent in futile attempts to keep out the unwanted. A privatised security apparatus is working to complement the real agenda. Australia is an island but it has long implemented remote detention camps with high fences and isolation for its inhabitants.
In early I called for UN sanctions against Australia for ignoring humanitarian law and willfully abusing refugees in its case both on the mainland and Nauru and Manus Island. I still hold this view but must recognise facts; the international mood in for asylum seekers is hostile.
Consider the facts in Europe: The Schengen agreement — introduced in to support free movement between EEC countries — is on the verge of collapse. In early January, the European Union admitted it had relocated just 0.
In more than 1 million people arrived by boat in Europe. Figures released by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in December found that asylum seekers had spent an average of days behind barbed wire.
Is the Schengen dream of Europe without borders becoming a thing of the past? Australia has taken far fewer people with little social unrest and yet still unleashed over two decades a highly successful, though dishonest, campaign to stigmatise boat arrivals.
The result is the ability of successive Australian governments to create an environment where sexual abuse against refugees is tolerated and covered up. A politician is unlikely to lose his job over it. Europe and Australia promote themselves as regions of openness. Too few in Hungary are publicly resisting this wave of racism.
The naivete of Europe is really quite stunning. Germany and France support the move. This proves that the most powerful nations have little interest in resolving the reasons so many people are streaming into Europe such as war and climate change and prefer to pull up the drawbridge.
Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott encouraged Europe to turn back the refugee boats and it seems Brussels is listening. Australia has become an inspiration for all the wrong reasons.The Pacific Solution consisted of three central strategies: thousands of islands were excised from Australia's migration zone or Australian territory, the Australian Defence Force commenced Operation Relex to intercept vessels carrying asylum seekers and the asylum seekers were removed to detention centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea .
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These premier awards for the software and information industries called out Lexis Advance® vast content, data analytics and visualization tools as cutting-edge and best in the legal industry. Policies that years ago seemed unimaginable, such as imprisoning refugees on remote Pacific islands, are the norm and blessed with bipartisan support.
The sad reality is Australia’s refugee policies are envied and copied around the world, especially in Europe, now struggling to cope with a huge influx of refugees from the Middle East and Africa.