Cost blowouts on horizon
The people smugglers in other countries have thousands lining up for the dangerous boat trip to Australia if the asylum-seeker transfer policy is passed, which may happen with the backing of Bill Shorten and the Greens.
Australia’s economy will take a major hit if this comes to fruition, with transport costs, hospital costs, accommodation costs, housing costs, legal costs, welfare costs, and military costs set to increase to keep our navy at sea for longer periods, and the result is another 10 years added to getting Australia’s budget back into a good shape.
There will be loss of life from drownings at sea and the waiting time for genuine refugees will again blow out.
Bill Shorten talks about his party’s border policies being as good as the current government’s but if he votes for this change, it will show what they have planned for Australia if he wins the election — open borders, more spending, more debt and untraceable backgrounds on people being let into Australia.
We need politicians who have common sense. We have seen what can happen by being overrun by illegal refugees in Europe and I just hope that Mr Shorten exercises common sense on this issue. Wake up, Mr Shorten, this is bad policy and you know it. Nigel, Five Dock