We are told that Australia is the “blessed country”. A country where our most appealing asset is our multicultural community and diverse society. In our anthem, we sing: “for those who come across the seas, we’ve boundless plains to share”. Ironically, this line is in the second verse, which most people barely ever sing. Perhaps this reveals the true attitude Australia has towards asylum seekers. People who flee from countries which are oppressing them, escaping for their lives. Australia’s inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and the mandatory detention policy means that asylum seekers are locked in a detention centre until they are processed, which can take years.
Furthermore, the aspect of discovery can also be conveyed in a different ways. The fact that sometimes people, like myself, are being forced to find a new place which can result a negative and positive emotional impact, or future possibilities. In ‘The Little Refugee’, Bruce Whatley illustrates a small shabby boat jam-packed with worried people who are desperate to find new life and hope, whereas Hurley’s his discovery was being forced by his inner-life. Dull and grey-black smoky colours symbolize the overwhelming fear as seen through the body language of the people. And the dominance of the stormy clouds adds to the uncertainty, and the salience draws our eyes to the boat, helping us to easily relate to the terrifying encounters. This is an
The sources cited suggest that due to the large number of refugees and asylum seekers, governments of developed countries have implemented policies to deter people from seeking asylum such as immigration detention policies, strict visa restrictions, rigorous border checks and the stopping of voyages of vessels suspected of carrying smuggled asylum seekers (Silove et al. 2000). The refugees and asylum seekers go through tremendous amount of mental suffering and the worst affected are small children and adolescents. Families entering the refuge countries suffer from displacement and separation, grief and mental agony, gross violence in their countries of origin and are needy, helpless and vulnerable who need to be taken care of. Australia for example has ratified numerous
In Australia, refugees and asylum seekers are treated like the enemy in a war: the target of a highly resourced, military-led “deterrence” strategy complete with arbitrary detainment, detention camps, guards to terrorise them, forced deportations and the violent suppression of those who protest. Australia is failing to meet the standards required when regarding the treatment of asylum seekers. It is fact that asylum seekers make up less than 3% of Australia’s annual immigration yet the idea is being distorted to that of which they will overpopulate a country that prides itself on being a multicultural society. I want to shed light on the misconception that asylum seekers are not ‘legal’ when in actual fact it is a human right to seek freedom.
Not only that, but they do it by the millions, moving in independent crowds step by step on the grounds that there is security (Acuesta, 2017). The explanations for their movement include issues such as social, racial, religious and political persecution, war, climate change, hunger and gender orientation. These vulnerable refugees have no other choice than to seek protection and we are denying their human rights and stripping away their human dignity. A United Nations Refugee Agency survey conducted in Australia in 2011 showed that 35% of people favoured turning back boats or detention of arrivals and deportation, while only 22% favoured eligibility for permanent settlement. Clearly there is much controversy surrounding this issue as it can create many effects within a nations, both positive and negative. Disputes about the Refugee influxes include racial discrimination, displacement of people, homelessness, overpopulation and many more however along with these come positive effects that migrants have on a nation, such as enhancing our vibrant multicultural population, introducing skills and capital introduced into Australia, new businesses developed by refugees, refugees contributions to technology and increased access to and knowledge of international business
Australia has been labelled as the country of mateship, fair-go and tolerance, but the mistreatment of Asylum seekers in Australia denies these values. In our anthem we sing “For those who’ve come across the seas, we’ve boundless plains to share”. It ironic isn’t it? As when Asylum seekers arrive in Australia we do not offer a hand of mateship instead we use punitive matters such as sending them to mandatory detention, which shows how xenophobia is manifested in Australia (Ariyawansa,
The treatment of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia is unacceptable and with mandatory detention it makes matters even worse. The treatment that families and children go through is a monstrosity. All of the reasons that have been listed is why ‘If I could change one thing about Australia’ it would be changing the way refugees are treated here and making them feel safe in Australia by connecting them to the
Every refugee was once an asylum seeker, people seem to think that they are the same types of people where as an asylum seeker is someone who was forced to flee from his or her country – like refugees – and are trying to seek protection, but whose case for a refugee status has not yet been evaluated. Another difference between an asylum seeker and a refugee is if a refugee is seen or found by a person of the Australian Government, that government member cannot force them to go back to their country. But if an asylum seeker was caught a government member could send them back to their country, as they do not have the official paperwork to be an Australian
Great Evening women and courteous fellows, My names Johnson Tia, I am here to talk around an intense issues, that has put a huge number of individuals at danger of losing their properties, families, companions, friends and family and above all lives.This has gone to a point where it genuinely should be tended to and put to a stop. This issue is developing each day, even presently, it is developing, this issue is something that could go on everlastingly, if not managed. This issue has been distressing for Australia as well as it has left a considerable measure of unanswered inquiries, with respect to why they go to our nation and what they are searching for? Women and respectable men this issue is Refugees and Asylum Seekers.This particular
In this cartoon I see a baby lying in the crib which represents the asylum seekers that have been locked away and isolated on the islands. The barb wire typifies the harsh conditions and degrading treatment of the detention centres. Furthermore, the southern cross dangling in front of the baby illustrates the fact that the asylum seekers are very close and can always see Australia, however, they will never be able to reach it and set foot on Australian soil. The caption ‘Let them stay’ is a play on words as people usually say this to let other people stay in Australia, but in this context, it is the opposite as we want them to never arrive in Australia and continue to stay in the detention centres.
My name is Miriam and I stand before you today with hope that you would allow me and my daughter to take refuge in your beautiful country Australia. I understand that many like me would like to seek asylum in your country, and you have a very busy schedule but I ask that you would at least take the time to hear my story. We refugees, are a part of humanity. Please don’t leave us behind.
The nature of protection sought by asylum seekers are critical and the least they should be given is the right to an interview. As no two asylum seeker cases are similar, each case may present its own complexities that can be resolved through an interview. Without the right of an interview, it is rather difficult for a person to narrate their actual ‘lived experience’ in
Those unnecessarily restrictive rules affect every aspect of the lives of asylum seekers. There is no sense of independence in Direct Provision centres. Asylum seekers cannot even prepare their own meals. Direct Provision infantilizes adults. When the Irish Immigrant Support Center interviewed asylum seekers they stated that “the food system is unsuitable for babies, toddlers and children.” They declared that “the food is often ‘inedible’ and also that it is regularly high in salt, sugar and in fat.” In regards to health and nutrition, this information is startling and should raise a red
B) Significance of topic: Actually, it’s also what we are experiencing right now by using up time, water, and natural resources. Nauru’s case will be an unforgettable lesson for all of you.
From the beginning of the civil war and emergence of the ISIS in the Middle East, most people were converted to refugees and left their homeland with the aim of finding a harmony life. These people are experiencing some shocking scenes in their life for the first time like losing one of their beloved ones. Experiencing these moments will change their mentality and their aspects toward their social life. These refugees will negatively have social impacts on those place that they migrate to. While the writer Carlos Encina and news article New American Economy are claiming that the drifting of the refugees has good social impacts including the fast adaptation of the refugees and decreasing the rate of