Case for the Pacific Solution The Pacific Solution was introduced as a deterrent to asylum seekers travelling by boat to Australia without the authorisation of the Australian government. This is not actually required under the Refugee Conventions Australia has signed, however in support of the policy Prime Minister Howard prominently stated that "We will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come. " By redefining the area of Australian territory that could be landed upon and then legitimately used for claims of asylum (the migration zone), and by removing any intercepted people to third countries for processing, future asylum seekers were deterred from making the dangerous journey, once they knew that their trip would in most likelihood not end up with a legitimate claim for asylum in
This was necessary because the sentence was so inadequate that it needed to be changed for Thomas and his family in order to achieve justice as well as to deter acts of alcohol fuelled violence by emphasising to society that this behaviour is no longer acceptable. The fact that the case was appealed highlights that the law is responsive to meeting society’s needs, but this raises the question why should the public have to ‘outcry’ before justice is achieved for victims. The appeal meant that Thomas’s family had to relive the whole night again therefore it wasn’t in their best interests as instead of saying goodbye and remembering Thomas they had to relive the entire case and events to get an
“Australia wants, and will welcome, new healthy citizens who are determined to become good Australians.”- Arthur Caldwell, Australian Minister for Immigration, 1945. During the years of 1947 to 1953 more than 170,000 emigrants were assisted by the Australian government to flee their country onto the safe shores of Australia. During these times Australia was extremely xenophobic and horrid towards those who were considered ‘different’ in society. We often hear on the news the biased opinions of many Australians towards migrants and how they are invading our country with their beliefs and cultures. It may have been that many Australians were and still are chauvinistic, fearing those who are different.
If not else, asylum seekers who actually can make journey as far from their country of origin as to the Member States in the other end of the EU territory, raise another fundamental consideration; can these people really be in need of asylum? Of course, it should not either be presumed that all in the need of asylum are impoverished, but it often is the case. There can also be asylum seekers who are not lacking sufficient money in their country of origin but are in some other way not able to live without fearing for their lives, such as could be in a case where their sexuality was being valued as “wrong” on the grounds of
This problem had a big contribution to the split as they couldn’t agree on anything, and if they did, it was because their national interests were at risk. These policies show how the two countries also had different beliefs in which direction the country should go. Mao was more for self-sufficiency, which can be seen in his policies like the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. Whereas in the USSR a social
They also brought in livestock which is cattle such as sheep’s, cows and etc. This interfered with the way the aboriginals lived. The British colonisers were welcomed to live in Australia with the aboriginals but as the brought more and more things into Australia, they became very unwelcomed. Conclusion As outlined in this essay, the Britain had decided to colonize in Australia in 1788 for many different reasons. There were many severe impacts on aboriginals which changed their ways of life in many different ways.
These people want to be able to protect where they are from against pollution and the culture of other societies. These feelings can be amongst a small tribe in a village or an entire country. If things begin to change from what people want, then it can cause conflict within the country. Also, if a leader is of a different culture to everyone else around them, it can cause conflict as well. - Religion; Religion is a very well know way for starting a war or a conflict.
Asylum Seekers: What are the facts? For decades now the issue of Asylum Seekers has been ringing through the media as more countries face the problem of immigrants seeking Refuge in their countries. The term ‘asylum seekers’ refers to all people who apply for refugee protection, whether or not they are officially determined to be refugees. Refugees, asylum seekers and the Australians who support them have had to endure countless media articles full of inaccuracies and stereotypes. But sometimes media organisations go one step further and publish information which is deliberately false.
They are not here un illegally! We are participants to the United Nations Refugee Convention which means that it is legal to seek asylum in Australia, despite the fact if you arrive by boat without a visa. Asylum seekers are perceived as ‘illegal immigrants' because politicians have made it seem so. By keeping the asylum seekers captive in detention centres, we let the public pass judgement on them, assuming that their prisoners who need to be caged up because they have committed an offense. By terminating mandatory detention and the misinterpretation of refugees in the community, the world would be a better place and Australians would actually be proud of who they are and what they stand for.
They believe this was a right that they were given by our Four Fathers, which is clearly not true. Yes, they have the freedom of speech but when should the freedom be taken away? What about the rights of the innocent victims and their families? Hate crimes, because of their nature will always lead to violence and this is not a freedom that people should have. In my opinion, the penalties for hate crimes should continue to be more severe than that of a regular crime because so many innocent people are injured and even killed simply because they are different.