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Letter to Editor on Refugees. This editorial presented a point of view concerning the rights of asylum seekers and how harshly Australian treated them. The major parties of the Australian parliament are currently involved in a heated debate over the issu

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4 November 2011 Unwins Cross Rd, Bankstown, 2045 The Editor The Weekend Australian Stone Rd, Bankstown 2230 Dear Sir/Madam, I refer to your editorial which appeared in The Weekend Australian on 09/11/11 titled 'More Straight Talk, We're Australians'. This editorial presented a point of view concerning the rights of asylum seekers and how harshly Australian treated them. The major parties of the Australian parliament are currently involved in a heated debate over the issue of the refugees and asylum seekers. Governing a country is a difficult task, and balancing between principle and pragmatism isn't easy either, but we are a better society, and better people, who look after those in less fortunate circumstances than ourselves. ...read more.

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Most of the 42 million refugees (UNHCR) around the world are ordinary civilians fleeing wars that they did not cause, nor wanted. It is the danger to their lives which makes them decide to leave their country. The article demonstrated how inhumane Australia is in the way it deals with asylum seekers. Surely this country has the responsibility to protect the rights of people who are escaping from adversity. We are a rich country, we are wealthy enough to lend a hand, and help people fleeing danger and persecution. Asylum seekers and refugees are no more of a threat to our borders or to society than anyone else and deserve to be treated properly, and given a chance. ...read more.

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Clearly, Australia isn't keeping to their humanitarian and legal obligations to accept refugees and reunite families. The refugee problem is mainly the result of cumulative mistakes made by Australians who have isolated the refugees in poor and shabby camps lacking the most basic conditions for a dignified human existence. Instead of helping them to become fully integrated in their new society, they let them become victims of isolation and suffering. Due to the dangerous wars fighting out at their countries they were here, not because they wanted to. Regarding refugee security, the governments were primarily responsible for ensuring the safety of refugee-populated areas. The government should give refugees a chance to maintain a peaceful, prosperous environment. They can mature through this and learn to cope and earn for themselves. Your Sincerely, Martin ...read more.

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