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Pauline Hanson and respected businessman, Dick Smith, believe that 70,000 immigrants annually is plenty; they are not alone. However, the places made available for 2017-18 are: 192,000 immigrants and 62,250 refugees.

Huge difference, one that Australian politicians need to explain if they can.
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 12 June 2017 11:24:51 AM
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ITs not the number ttbn, its the type.
Posted by runner, Monday, 12 June 2017 4:16:30 PM
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It's also the number, runner. Our immigration per capita is ridiculous. It is used only as a means of fooling people into thinking the economy is growing. The rest of us are getting poorer because of high immigration.
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 12 June 2017 4:25:38 PM
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. It is used only as a means of fooling people into thinking the economy is growing. The rest of us are getting poorer because '

I doubt whether the fruit growers who can't get lazy aussies to pick fruit would agree with you ttbn.
Posted by runner, Monday, 12 June 2017 4:35:07 PM
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runner - Go back a few years and the over 85% who had been here over 5 years and were still on welfare did not attempt to help the fruit growers so what makes you think these will?

Refugees okay welfare for lifers NO.

We pay them too much on welfare even had one on welfare able to afford multiple trips back home, so much for scared refugees.
Posted by Philip S, Monday, 12 June 2017 5:43:44 PM
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Dear ttbn,

Where did you get your figures from?

Could you give us a link?

I've found a link that clarifies the complexity of
these figures:

http://www.crikey.com.au/2016/10/17/how-many-migrants-come-to-australia-every-year/

We're told that almost half of Australia's permanent
migration program consists of people who are already
here, generally on some kind of temporary visa.

In 2015-16, 190,000 permanent skilled and family visas
were granted, of which more than 91,000 went to people
already living in Australia. To include those people
in the number of migrants that Australia "takes" in a
financial year is to engage in double counting.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics the
intake in 2015 - 15 was - 168,200.

As for refugees? Australia accepted 17,555 refugees in
total in 2015-2016.
Posted by Foxy, Monday, 12 June 2017 7:26:21 PM
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