Migrants on the way
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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