Mi­grants on the way

Sunshine Coast Daily - - YOUR SAY -

THE Fed­eral Govern­ment is plan­ning to send new mi­grants to re­gional ar­eas?

Let’s hope we miss out as we have 5.79 per cent un­em­ployed – that is, 9260 peo­ple.

There are close to 1000 men, women and chil­dren home­less on the Coast sleep­ing in cars, door­ways, on the beach and with surf­ing mates.

If the govern­ment dumps an­other cou­ple of thou­sand or more on our doorstep, it will turn a grow­ing prob­lem into a cri­sis.

In­stead of dump­ing mi­grants willy nilly around re­gional towns, stop it at the source.

There is no way the au­thor­i­ties will be able to en­sure they stay in the des­ig­nated ar­eas.

The log­i­cal an­swer is to stop mi­gra­tion un­til we have thought through all the im­pli­ca­tions prop­erly.

It is crazy to open the gates to thou­sands of peo­ple, equal to the pop­u­la­tion of Can­berra ev­ery year, and have the bulk of them set­tle in our state cap­i­tals with­out cre­at­ing ma­jor con­ges­tion prob­lems.

We must do bet­ter than we are at the mo­ment. KEITH WHITESIDE Sippy Downs

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