They base our border protection on the premise that boats laden with asylum seekers are illegal. Boats are inanimate they cannot break laws. The only illegal activities involve the people smugglers, and if you believe the media here & overseas our border protection or whoever the govt authorised to make payments on our nation's behalf to said, smugglers.
Australia is a signatory of the refugee charter. We recognise it is a human right to flee oppression.Yet of recent times, we incarcerate asylum seekers in detention centres.Screening is taking 3 years on average.Much of this is done offshore. A lot of it is done under a shroud o secrecy.Voters according to government policy aren't considered fit to be in the loop with these matters. Minister Peter Dutton hides behind "Operational Matters" to shield himself from the awkward question he doesn't have the nouse to answer without further incrimination.
I believe many immigration ministers have failed over the years going all the way back to Malcolm Fraser's government.The ALP has a similar form as well albeit less inhumane.
For that reason vigilance in screening is critical. People incarcerated illegally for 3 years will grow resentment.I'm sure these offshore detention centre cultivate hate for our government. Just imagine if it was you or your mum or daughter how would you feel? 3 years no crime is a lot to lose for running from bombs dropping from the sky.
I do think assimilation is an important thing that has been neglected in the past. This is one area of our society I'm not happy with. People have been allowed into Australia that doesn't respect women. People have been allowed in that don't want to go to school with us. Buildings are being constructed that clearly don't look to fit our culture. That isn't to say these things can't be addressed nor are they exclusively owned by a race or religion.
I think Scott Morrison & Peter Dutton are both fools and it will be the taxpayers that suffer the consequences. Inhumane treatment will eventually see lawsuits that I imagine will cost us a poultice. Not to mention the damage these things do to our international reputation.