ARRIGHT ! I understand we have another thread about Green Light Asylum Seekers BUT - Here we go:
It is time to air the dirty laundry. On August 26, 2001, the MV Tampa rescued 438 asylum-seekers from a distressed craft in international waters.
John Howard said this "We will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come."
Was the Tampa Crisis the catalyst of how we think as a populace on migration? We as a free thinking voter/country agreed at the time. What went wrong? What has changed? Why can we not take our quota? Are we as a country "xenophobic". Is the Malaysian Solution workable? Is it possible to assimilate with foreigners?