AU wants migration cut

From: http://au.news.yahoo.com

More people want migration cut: study

October 13, 2008, 6:17 am

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The number of people who want Australia’s migration intake cut is on the increase, a new university study says.

Since 2004, voters who would like a cut in migration have risen from 34 to 46 per cent, the Swinburne University of Technology research shows.

And NSW is where that opposition is most keenly felt, academic Katharine Betts has told Fairfax newspapers.

In 2006-07, a third of all new migrants chose to make NSW their home, making the effects of population change “more noticeable”, she said.

“People are aware of the extra traffic on the road, and everyone knows someone that can’t find a place to rent,”

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Report AbuseannabeltannerAustralia is a country of migrants and that is what makes it such an interesting and fantastic place to live. I love Australia!!

2008-10-13 13:57:44

  • Report AbuseGODFREYATT SPOUSE FROM AMERICA YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE OZ GOVERNMENT ACTED RESPONSIBLY TO A HUMANITARIAN CAUSE BY ALLOWING REFUGEES TO COME TO THIS COUNTRY , YOU CHOSE TO COME TO AUSTRALIA AND PAY THE STPULATED CHARGES TO THE GOV,BUT THAT DOES NOT MAKE YOUR CASE SPECIAL .

    2008-10-13 13:56:55

  • Report AbuseMarieAfter reading these comments, I don’t understand why anyone would want to migrate to Australia. You all sound like ignorant, uneducated rednecks. Before making such offensive comments, get yourselves educated on the topic and try to be somewhat human….

    2008-10-13 13:56:45

  • Report AbusemystticmountainNaveen, cause Australia was built mainly by migrants its not an excuse to let more in or call Australians who were born he “so called Australians” it really is disrespectful, we are proud of everyone one who lives here, we know our history and do’t need a lesson, sorry has helped heal our nation!!!

    2008-10-13 13:56:37

  • Report AbuseDannyThe ones who came in as refugees and paid nothing are just innocent people suffering as a result of greediness and selfishness of other people who want to lead the world and want oil.No one wishes to be a refugees.Being a refugees is not that easy as you may think.It is a very difficult life.

    2008-10-13 13:56:36

  • Report AbuseannabeltannerAustralia is a country of migrants and that is what makes it such an interesting and fantastic place to live. I love Australia!!

    2008-10-13 13:57:44

  • Report AbuseGODFREYATT SPOUSE FROM AMERICA YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE OZ GOVERNMENT ACTED RESPONSIBLY TO A HUMANITARIAN CAUSE BY ALLOWING REFUGEES TO COME TO THIS COUNTRY , YOU CHOSE TO COME TO AUSTRALIA AND PAY THE STPULATED CHARGES TO THE GOV,BUT THAT DOES NOT MAKE YOUR CASE SPECIAL .

    2008-10-13 13:56:55

  • Report AbuseMarieAfter reading these comments, I don’t understand why anyone would want to migrate to Australia. You all sound like ignorant, uneducated rednecks. Before making such offensive comments, get yourselves educated on the topic and try to be somewhat human….

    2008-10-13 13:56:45

  • Report AbusemystticmountainNaveen, cause Australia was built mainly by migrants its not an excuse to let more in or call Australians who were born he “so called Australians” it really is disrespectful, we are proud of everyone one who lives here, we know our history and do’t need a lesson, sorry has helped heal our nation!!!

    2008-10-13 13:56:37

  • Report AbuseDannyThe ones who came in as refugees and paid nothing are just innocent people suffering as a result of greediness and selfishness of other people who want to lead the world and want oil.No one wishes to be a refugees.Being a refugees is not that easy as you may think.It is a very difficult life.

    2008-10-13 13:56:36

  • Report AbuseOckaOi ‘NAVEEN’ whos rthe racist calling us ‘So-called Aussies’ any time an Australian stands up for themselves the imagrants cry racism.. This is NOT about colour of skin..this is about not over crowding,JOBS,Traffic build up and the freedom to speak up for what OUR forefathers fought 4

    2008-10-13 13:56:31

  • Report AbuseBruce Mate. Prove you are better. Compete with Immigrants and get you fair share of housing, education and Job. Stop complaining. People come on PR becuz Oz Govt thinks that they can fill up a position which no-one else is capable of doing right now.

    2008-10-13 13:55:45

  • Report Abusetooeyaatleast slow it down for 10 years while the world market is down and keep australian dollars in australia for australians

    2008-10-13 13:55:21

  • Report AbusearabAnita im an arab and i have never once eaten lizard, or ever ****ed a camel maybe you have but i know for a fact that i havent. go back and live in persia. and to the idiot of 2008-10-13 13:50:07 the arab world just got richer with the oil, we were rich before that.. LOOK IT UP!!!!!!!

    2008-10-13 13:55:19

  • Report Abusekrystaldemennasheko62 have you seen what has been written about Australians today?

    2008-10-13 13:55:06

  • Report AbusegeminiipaulMany Australians are uncomfortable with the level of immigration and also the racial mix. Any discussion about any aspect of immigration is quickly silenced by calling people “racists!”.There are serious environmental concerns and also concerns about racial harmony that urgently need to be addressed

    2008-10-13 13:53:46

  • Report Abusexiagaoming2005i am a foreigner, and I like Sydney, especially like Burwood. The scenery looks so much like my hometown, but the people are of different colors and there are various kinds of restaurants. It’s interesting:)

    2008-10-13 13:52:47

  • Report AbuseWinky – I’ve always known where Australia was and I’m from America. By you saying integrity is the yardstick, look at your comment. You dissed France and America – how does that show higher moral fiber? Integrity is about honesty and higher morals – because I’m American I don’t have this?

    2008-10-13 13:52:40

  • Report Abuselebanon foreverJared i am lebanese and i dont have a history of violence and neither does lebanon. you just believe what the media tells you to believe, all conflict in lebanon currently because syria is trying to take our beautiful country over and we will kick them out like we did to them in the past

    2008-10-13 13:52:22

  • Report AbuseAussie/Chinese Coupleunless we start to EXPAND this country ie housing and jobs i say stop the immigration so that the jobs and money stays here for the natural aussies ie ones born here. we need the jobs stop giving them to foriegners that take the money out of this country to profit. we need to look after AUST.

    2008-10-13 13:51:59

  • Report AbusemizzemzAustralia is for Aussies. IT doesnt matter where you descended from. Its about how you feel about this country, and how you act. If you dont love Australia, you should **** off.

    2008-10-13 13:51:44

  • Report AbuseMickey EsuomSince councils have started charging to supply us with basic drinking water, I have never seen the logic in immigration.Water and fresh air are essential for life and we have to pay,yes pay,for water.When we had a smaller population we had free water in cities.

    2008-10-13 13:51:22

  • Report Abusesheko62KRYSTAL what you wrote about another human being, makes you very UGLY. What a dull place Australia would be if we didnt have migrants AND by the way you come from migrants ! The only True Australians are the Aborigines.

    2008-10-13 13:50:47

  • Report Abuselibay_panganibanmanpower guys manpower! you need migrants for manpower. australia can’t get it from their own people.

    2008-10-13 13:50:40

  • Report Abusearab, Arabia was extremley poor until oil was discovered/used

    2008-10-13 13:50:07

  • Report Abusenot a beach boyto krystal, ahh you say there are good looking aussie guys.. if so why havent we seen them.. oh wait they are all beach boy wannabes

    2008-10-13 13:50:00

  • Report AbuseABCDtrent.shannon, Doc’s, r u serious. Iam Oz I went 2 two different Doc’s last month at the same clinic they were both indian. The 1st app was 2 find out what was wrong, I ended up giving my own diagnosis, the 2nd couldn’t understand me & couldn’t explain the test results, do I have 2 learn indian now?

    2008-10-13 13:49:49

  • Report AbuseKellyAustralia can neva lose its culture unless u let it get lost. Australia is one country we can say is very multicultural but also coz of our Oz spirit n people luv dat about us. Y do we complain bout people cumin hea wen da reason sum come hea is coz their homes r destroyed.

    2008-10-13 13:49:33

  • Report AbuseThegreataussiequestI feel like a stranger in my own country! There have been many times where I have felt displaced, because I start thinking and questioning (WHO AM I, AND WHERE AM I), my right mind tells me I am Australian and I am in Australia! But when I look around I am definately not in Australia!!

    2008-10-13 13:49:04

  • Report AbuseNaveenOk, i really dunt find any reason why these people, so called australians want to cut down on further migration. Why dunt they realise the fact that, their parent, grand parents and themself were migrants to this beautiful land in the past. People dunt be racists. This is a multi cultural country.

    2008-10-13 13:49:04

    1. Report AbuseAliFor all the reasons out there amongst people not wanting more immigrants, we must be carefull not to have or express racist tendencies, rather informative, fair, reasoned and balanced views.

      2008-10-13 13:48:47

    2. Report Abusebaden.mcuen‘asa’Aussies created the dole bluging business so aussies should benefit from it if you want pleaes sign apiece of paper that syas you will never use dole as it is not your culture pleez

      2008-10-13 13:48:42

    3. Report AbuseOk, i really dunt find any reason why these people, so called australians want to cut down on further migration. Why dunt they realise the fact that, their parent, grand parents and themself were migrants to this beautiful land in the past. People dunt be racists. This is a multi cultural country.

      2008-10-13 13:48:40

    4. Report AbuseTlovincI do believe we have way to many migrants…and I don’t care if anyone thinks I racist, I’m not but the population is really getting out of hand so we have to stop some where.

      2008-10-13 13:48:40

    5. Report AbusearabAnita you are silly and back-wards thinking and refuse to admit that there is a culture better than persia. the arabs hold the wealth and the lifestyle which you dream about

      2008-10-13 13:48:29

    6. Report AbuseVI guess the only thing that could unite humanity would be an alien invasion. until then, a load of stupid people will continue to judge people by their skin colour. i guess if we had all the same colour, ‘racism’ would have been about eye colour! get a life people. anyhow, see u in the revolution.

      2008-10-13 13:47:53

    7. Report AbuseJaredit’s not all the migrants that are frustrating Australians, I think it’s more to do with the migrants that have not assimilated and caused a lot of trouble such as the Lebanese who have a history of violence.

      2008-10-13 13:47:51

    8. Report AbuseAnitaHey arab! **** ARABS.. WE ARE PERSIAN WITH GREAT CULTURE AND WE DONT EAT THAT ****ING LIZARD! PERSIA IS IRAN NOT DUBAI !STUPID

      2008-10-13 13:47:38

    9. Report Abusebaden – if carbon dating wasn’t somewhat accurate or even good at giving a circumspect date, then scientists would NEVER use it. Sometimes they dont get an accurate reading but other times they’re spot on. Nothing is perfect, especially humans.

      2008-10-13 13:47:29

    10. Report AbuserobertmaricelsyrettIt’s about integration. My wife is from Asia and she loves it here and she respects our culture we both find it offensive that people come here to live but still insist on speaking there own language. Embrace our flag and our culture or don’t come here at all. Too many Muslims.

      2008-10-13 13:47:27

    11. Report AbusemystticmountainHeather, i agree too, Australia opened its doors only to get our teeth kicked in and by reading some of the disrespectful comments about Australians sounds like they really hate this country, why were they let in here if they hate it, if they love being here great let them in!

      2008-10-13 13:47:08

    12. Report Abusekrystalssrags why did you get angry because I told the truth? No I am Australian, No I am not ugly and no my husband does not abuse me. He is a good looking successful Australian. Truth= Indians are not good looking unless mixed with a white eye. Truth= Most Indians have a strong curry odour, if you deny that you are lying

      2008-10-13 13:46:06

    13. Report Abusebaden.mcuenReason CARBON DATING labs will not guarantee dates past 3000 years is written texts of human history and cultures only go back 3000 years to mose (the zohar was oral)so benchmarks to back up some tests are archiological biologicl or physiscal evidence that ppl may beleive?(depends on belif system???

      2008-10-13 13:45:59

    14. Report Abusefghgh

      2008-10-13 13:44:58

    15. Report Abuseasaif you gp to an ofice today 70% of work force is well educated migrants..we migrants are the ones doin skilled jobs..dont tel migrants are not supporting the economy and aint doin skilled jobs..with out migrants australia wont run properly, coz half of the aussies are doll bludging scums

      2008-10-13 13:44:37

    16. Report AbuseAPoMigration is normal and provides the Australian econony with cash flow. Would we want to stop fellow Aussies living in other countries? Acceptance and understanding of change comes slowly, for both locals and migrants. We locals should be more patient, just as the Aboriginals were with us!

      2008-10-13 13:44:35

    17. Report Abusetrent.shannonI wonder how many doctors and other professionals who are stuck working at 7-11 or in taxis because their qualifications aren’t taken as letigimate. Our problems are negligible in comparison – our biggest complaints: “the trains are late” or “beer’s too expensive.” some aussies are more insulting

      2008-10-13 13:44:34

    18. Report AbuseWinkyWhat’s so superior being White? The French looks down on those speaking English; Americans don’t know where is Australia; English is spoken with different accent by the Whites… It’s not the skin color that makes one superior, it’s one’s integrity. Use that as a yardstick.

      2008-10-13 13:44:06

    19. Report AbusessragsHey Krystal, ELIZABET HURLEY married an Indian guy. i believe ur uglier than her, really really ugly.

      2008-10-13 13:44:05

    20. Report Abusebaden.mcuenCARBON DATING??? try a control test with the carbon dating labs each test independant and see the results ???varying by millions of years when the real date is a 100 years

      2008-10-13 13:42:41

    21. Report AbuseI’m a spouse immigrant originally from America. I came over to Oz because I was in love, I didn’t come over to steal jobs or housing. I don’t believe everyone should be allowed to immigrate – we paid almost $3,000 for my immigration yet others can come in as “refugees” and pay nothing. Its not right

      2008-10-13 13:41:50

    22. Report AbuseDavidOverpopulation on the planet is the biggest problem. Why Mr Costello offered to pay for more babies is beyond me. If our population declined it would be better for global warming, overcrowding in cities, house prices (rent and purchase), poverty, and conflicts and tensions in certain parts.

      2008-10-13 13:41:48

    23. Report AbuseChelleThanks mark and the random for your support. I will always be working hard to get a job or setting up my own business. Not easy but will get there.

      2008-10-13 13:41:43

    24. Report AbusessragsHey Krystal, ELIZABET HURLEY married an Indian guy. i believe ur uglier than her, really really ugly.

      2008-10-13 13:41:42

    25. Report AbuseI’m a spouse immigrant originally from America. I came over to Oz because I was in love, I didn’t come over to steal jobs or housing. I don’t believe everyone should be allowed to immigrate – we paid almost $3,000 for my immigration yet others can come in as “refugees” and pay nothing. Its not right
    26. Report AbuseHeatherJohn a lot of immigrants don’t like mixing with aussies. They are more racist in their own countries, they just don’t let it be known like we do. Mores the shame.

      2008-10-13 13:41:27

    27. Report AbuseABCDGremlin – I don’t think the fact is lets kick people out & God how we all know who the first Australians were. I am you are we are Australian. Its about limits, future, what is best for Australia & our values. Are we letting everything disappear & be overrun by other cultures.

      2008-10-13 13:41:10

    28. Report AbuseI’m a spouse immigrant originally from America. I came over to Oz because I was in love, I didn’t come over to steal jobs or housing. I don’t believe everyone should be allowed to immigrate – we paid almost $3,000 for my immigration yet others can come in as “refugees” and pay nothing. Its not right

      2008-10-13 13:41:10

    29. Report AbuseMattMigration to Australia really does have to be drastically cut. It is not an issue of racism, it is simply that this nation’s infrastructure can now just barely support its current population. Housing is the first thing that springs to mind. Then there is the issue of water….

      2008-10-13 13:40:49

    30. Report AbuseI’m a spouse immigrant originally from America. I came over to Oz because I was in love, I didn’t come over to steal jobs or housing. I don’t believe everyone should be allowed to immigrate – we paid almost $3,000 for my immigration yet others can come in as “refugees” and pay nothing. Its not right

      2008-10-13 13:40:46

    31. Report Abusebaden.mcuenkool glad you are saving australia from crisis can you start a course on crisis management pleez

      2008-10-13 13:40:41

    32. Report AbuseAnitaHey arab! **** ARABS.. WE ARE PERSIAN WITH GREAT CULTURE AND WE DONT EAT THAT ****ING LIZARD! PERSIA IS IRAN NOT DUBAI !STUPID

      2008-10-13 13:40:26

    33. Report AbuseHeatherHere here Anita. Shame they didn’t keep the name, Persia sounds more romantic than Iran.

      2008-10-13 13:40:05

    34. Report AbuseI’m a spouse immigrant originally from America. I came over to Oz because I was in love, I didn’t come over to steal jobs or housing. I don’t believe everyone should be allowed to immigrate – we paid almost $3,000 for my immigration yet others can come in as “refugees” and pay nothing. Its not right

      2008-10-13 13:40:02

    35. Report AbuseAnitaHey arab! **** ARABS.. WE ARE PERSIAN WITH GREAT CULTURE AND WE DONT EAT THAT ****ING LIZARD! PERSIA IS IRAN NOT DUBAI !STUPID

      2008-10-13 13:39:31

    36. Report Abusejohnimmigrants make up a small percentage of the population, to blame them for ‘our’ woes is just pathetic! from my experience most white people that think like this, have no interaction with immigrants and don’t have the first clue about them. you’re just making yourselves look stupid and pathetic.

      2008-10-13 13:38:54

    37. Report AbuseI’m a spouse immigrant originally from America. I came over to Oz because I was in love, I didn’t come over to steal jobs or housing. I don’t believe everyone should be allowed to immigrate – we paid almost $3,000 for my immigration yet others can come in as “refugees” and pay nothing. Its not right

      2008-10-13 13:38:49

    38. Report Abuseanonpretty soon were going to loose the Australian culture because the Aussie will move further inland whilst we get taken over by the other countries, people have got to learn Australia isnt racist we treat others the way we want to be treated ourselfs, but the good old Aussie SPirit is lost…..

      2008-10-13 13:38:26

    39. Report Abusessragshey Krystal, im darn sure ur BF treats u like dirt and abuses u so ur kinda twisted in every way and MUST be ugly and dull faced. ur not OZ or something ur just UGLY and that’s ur identity and the best part is u don’t have to mention it, anywhere.

      2008-10-13 13:38:14

    40. Report AbuseAnitaHey arab! **** ARABS.. WE ARE PERSIAN WITH GREAT CULTURE AND WE DONT EAT THAT ****ING LIZARD! PERSIA IS IRAN NOT DUBAI !STUPID

      2008-10-13 13:38:14

    41. Report Abusekrystalkoolkapsy you cannot spell idiot, I cannot understand a word you say **** off.

      2008-10-13 13:38:07

    42. Report AbusePaulActually another group of possibly Micronesian origin were in Australia before our alleged “aborigines” who killed them on the mainland, along with most of Australia’s original flora and fauna. Some of these people survived in Tasmania until white immigrants helped finish them off.

      2008-10-13 13:37:58

    43. Report AbuseRadiocarbon dating is a great idea but not 100%. If you can have a suntan that means we’d have to be born white. Dark people have white skin just under the top layer..that says it all LOL. It’s only guess work that abo’s were here first, until we find proof otherwise. Lucky it was British landing

      2008-10-13 13:37:05

    44. Report AbuseGremlin@Ghioni oh yeah talking about economy did they immigrants save the share markets ROFL we are all f***d anyway

      2008-10-13 13:36:52

    45. Report AbuseAnitaHey arab! **** ARABS.. WE ARE PERSIAN WITH GREAT CULTURE AND WE DONT EAT THAT ****ING LIZARD! PERSIA IS IRAN NOT DUBAI !STUPID

      2008-10-13 13:36:50

    46. Report AbusemystticmountainGremlin, i agree totally cause Australia was built by migrants it shouldn’t be used as an excuse to let more in or used to say that people born in Australia arent Australians its crazy people can see through the very floored disrespectful argument against a nation who opened its doors!

      2008-10-13 13:36:42

    47. Report Abusechristopherbuckman2003I believe that as much as I have respect for people of all Races- we would be better boosting our own educational and skills training areas than importing these skills- But then again its cheaper to import skills or to export manufacture- when will people wake up- it will be our downfall

      2008-10-13 13:36:10

    48. Report AbusesteveWe need to sort out our own problems before we start taking in more migrants. Perhaps if they contibuted a bit more to the country than running 7- elevens and fish and chip shops and tried to assimilate a bit more things would get better.

      2008-10-13 13:36:06

    49. Report Abuseanonpretty soon were going to loose the Australian culture because the Aussie will move further inland whilst we get taken over by the other countries, people have got to learn Australia isnt racist we treat others the way we want to be treated ourselfs, but the good old Aussie SPirit is lost…..

      2008-10-13 13:36:00

    50. Report AbuselumfrankImmigrant makes this country prosper and keep the economy going strong. How many asians,middle eastern or black people out there you see on the street begging money for drugs or washing wind screen at the traffic lights?? Go to Kings Cross and you’ll see who are the burden to this country.

      2008-10-13 13:35:45

    51. Report Abusekoolkapsyssrags : Krystal dont want smart bf ok ?? she want a fat aussie guy,who shud stink all time..that shud be a gud match….so dnt offer her anything ok…they think they r gud luking..name how many aussies have won ms universe or miss world title ?? 85 kg miss uni not allowed..busty gals r nt beautifu

      2008-10-13 13:35:42

    52. Report AbuseGurpal SinghHi Laura..I reckon calling this lovely country a desert may not be correct for more I go around, find lovely places. Ok!why Geelong is suffering ignored at the cost of Melbourne! That is not a desert. Many examples like that love!!!We can have at least half a billion population here without problem

      2008-10-13 13:35:39

    53. Report Abusejhkjhk

      2008-10-13 13:34:38

    54. Report AbuseAnitaHey arab! **** ARABS.. WE ARE PERSIAN WITH GREAT CULTURE AND WE DONT EAT THAT ****ING LIZARD! PERSIA IS IRAN NOT DUBAI !STUPID

      2008-10-13 13:34:32

    55. Report AbuseABCD too bloody right you’d have problems if you behaved like an Australian in Arabia. ps the dust is so bad i ended up wearing a scarf, an aussie one mind you

      2008-10-13 13:34:20

    56. Report AbuseBADEN.MCUEN!!! Radiocarbon dating can determine the age of carbonaceous materials up to about 60,000 years. Didn’t know you’d asked a lab how far they’ll guarantee a date. Also there are over 130 radiocarbon dating labs around the world. How do you figure there are only 3 main labs?

      2008-10-13 13:34:17

    57. Report AbuseRemember that this is a migrant country whether you like it or not. It is through different cultures that shape the country. As with most people, change is often not welcome as they got too used to their way of life.

      2008-10-13 13:33:53

    58. Report AbusecliveburrettLet more poeple in as long as they have plenty of money and have skills to pass on,,

      2008-10-13 13:33:38

    59. Report Abusekrystalssrags Indians are up there with the most ugly, they only have half a chance if they are mixed.

      2008-10-13 13:33:35

    60. Report AbuseGremlin@Ghioni … hahaha @tissues are you english im guessing well go home if u are lol.. the true owners of this land are the Aborigines anyway truth be told(they were the first migrants so they own it) even tho the poms killed them off..f the economy :Think about its people we need housing jobs

      2008-10-13 13:33:18

    61. Report Abusetara_mckenzie@I’ve been in Australia for nearly two years now and hope to immigrate more permanently. Oz is a beautiful country with amiable people, a fascinating prehistory & varied culture. It’s important to remember that many of us expats aren’t here to change Australia–we’re here to embrace it.

      2008-10-13 13:33:15

    62. Report Abusejhkjhk

      2008-10-13 13:32:53

    63. Report Abusebaden.mcuenaborigines had no written language that is why all aboriginal words are written in english letters only as they never kept dates (dreamtime mythical concept of time same as before,any immigrantor aboriginal to australia has apiece of paper says they are oz then they are australian citizen(not race)

      2008-10-13 13:32:43

    64. Report AbuseKool_guyNo one wants to go to the mining towns, this is only we migrants who like to go there, this is because we know the importance of white collar jobs and know how to do the hard work.It is the migrants who is saving your country from crises..

      2008-10-13 13:32:41

    65. Report AbuseParisKrystal, middle eastern wemon are so beautiful specially persians. dont compare them with asians please.!LOL

      2008-10-13 13:32:37

    66. Report Abusearabohhh Paris, you have persian friends wo are so into fashion.. uh huh.. have you ever been to dubai their culture is full of fashions and what we like to call luxury… oh and yes they are arabs!!!!

      2008-10-13 13:32:06

    67. Report Abusejhkjhk

      2008-10-13 13:32:00

    68. Report AbusekoolkapsyOK I AM OFF NOW..Thanks a lot to KRYSTAL,MYSTICMOUNTAIN..u made my day…Specially KRYSTAL..SEE YOU SOON …i really want to..and with regards to money i have a lot..so if u need some spare change like all ur relatives ask fr in trains,trams etc..i have NOTHING.shows ur standards…Enjoy ur day

      2008-10-13 13:31:54

    69. Report AbuseParisKrystal, middle eastern wemon are so beautiful specially persians. dont compare them with asians please.!LOL

      2008-10-13 13:31:45

    70. Report AbusekenI am not a racist person and think all people are fundamentally the same however we do need more migrants to help our country prosper and anyone is welcome ,BUT,we do not need people with lots of baggage that they never want to shed and hatred is ridiculous in any form.migrants should learn english

      2008-10-13 13:31:44

    71. Report AbuseABCDb_a_elite, How are we racist. So if I was to go to Iraq and refuse to wear a vale because I am Australian & thats not our triditions. What would happen to me, I would be either stoned or shot. Is that not racist. You tell me.

      2008-10-13 13:31:30

    72. Report AbuseParismofo , I have persian friends, They are different from arabs and they r so into fashion..

      2008-10-13 13:31:29

    73. Report Abusejhkjhk

      2008-10-13 13:31:25

    74. Report Abusetachyons76den43den you’ve spoken with excellent outcome and wisdom,I totally agree with ya.

      2008-10-13 13:31:22

    75. Report AbusegreatHeather ur the one who said its because of “WAR in IRAQ” , hahaha man ur not that bright are u ?

      2008-10-13 13:31:03

    76. Report Abusessragshey KRYSTAL, im Indian lotta oz girls come to my service station come with BF and prob wished i was their BF. Im handsome and cute better than ur BF u ugly women and more decent not to mention.

      2008-10-13 13:31:01

    77. Report AbuseMusa I lived in Arabia and I had to cover myself up, not stagger around drunk, swear, etc…why can you lot not respect us and not be such a bunch of bludgers..if you’re so fabulous why can’t you make it in your own country!

      2008-10-13 13:31:00

    78. Report AbusematureantYes TOO many,makes assimilation a real problem , real danger with muslims, a real CULTURE CLASH, eg: alcohol, dress standards,ATTITUDES,religious intolerences etc,the setting up of enclaves within our country eg

      2008-10-13 13:30:59

    79. Report Abusealanamulti-culturalism is the future! its great! wake up to racism people!! xx

      2008-10-13 13:30:51

    80. Report Abuseanyone give this a thought? NO ONE OWNS THE EARTH!..seriously where do you get off saying what u do…im auzie too

      2008-10-13 13:29:48

    81. Report AbuseParismofo , I have persian friends, They are different from arabs and they r so into fashion..

      2008-10-13 13:29:46

    82. Report Abusetachyons76den43den you’ve spoken with excellent outcome and wisdom,I totally agree with ya.

      2008-10-13 13:29:31

    83. Report AbusegreatHeather ur the one who said its because of “WAR in IRAQ” , hahaha man ur not that bright are u ?

      2008-10-13 13:29:26

    84. Report AbuseYou can blame the increase in migrants on the volume of traffic. Please don’t compare us to middle east people. everyone knows Asians are better looking.

      2008-10-13 13:29:10

    85. Report Abusessragshey KRYSTAL, im Indian lotta oz girls come to my service station come with BF and prob wished i was their BF. Im handsome and cute better than ur BF u ugly women and more decent not to mention.

      2008-10-13 13:29:08

    86. Report Abuseif australians where lazy, this country would not be where it is

      2008-10-13 13:29:00

    87. Report AbuseMusaHey Paris….Please learn your Geography. Middle East Men and Women (correct spelling) are Asians as well. Middle East Asia is the complete terminology…ha ha ha LOL…If you are Middle East Asian Woman yourself….. you’re Asian.

      2008-10-13 13:28:57

    88. Report Abuseanyone heard of apartments etc? you all dont like change thats your problem..do u think australia will stay with hardly any people forever? and with loadsa gardens? sorry to say ur dreaming. open your mind and see how you can work together to make new opportunities..gosh u are sad

      2008-10-13 13:28:40

    89. Report Abuse3 of the jobs in administration are taken by coloured foreign people..aussies are quite capable of doing them..so that means 3 jobs for aussies are gone!

      2008-10-13 13:28:11

    90. Report AbuseWe all die one day. What ius all the fuss?

      2008-10-13 13:28:10

    91. Report Abuseastudillo_pamelaI am immigrant, I like australia because is a multicultural place it is awesome…having different culture, learn about others cultures and believes…is great, dosn’t matter were u from. Differents make a country more exited and make you more clever.

      2008-10-13 13:28:06

    92. Report AbuseWe all die one day. What ius all the fuss?

      2008-10-13 13:27:59

    93. Report Abuseb_a_eliteYou are all dead set a heap of racists. Including our PM. If it wasn’t for immigrants this country would be nothing, they do the work while Australians sit on their fat asses and do nothing. And by the way I’m Australian.

      2008-10-13 13:27:30

    94. Report AbuseParisKrystal, middle eastern wemon are so beautiful specially persians. dont compare them with asians please.!LOL

      2008-10-13 13:27:30

    95. Report AbusekrystalParis they are not good looking and I didn’t compare them to Asians simply stated they produce ugly people and they know it. Big nose’s hairy backs well if you consider that to be nice good luck, I guess there has to be a market for that.

      2008-10-13 13:27:26

    96. Report Abusetachyons76Jaede,if I probably knew where you lived,I’ll bom your sorry ass to United kingdom first.Punk ass ma fa ka!

      2008-10-13 13:27:17

    97. Report Abusethe world is greedy and becomming more greedy…countries no longer want to help people achieve better lives. australia has so much room and im talking about cities, regional areas not the desert. im aussie and proud for that but things like this make me ashamed to be australian.

      2008-10-13 13:27:12

    98. Report Abusejonnyharris7Its true, y should we hav 2 compete 4 things like housing & jobs? I think it would b ok if the majority of immigrants would adopt the ozzy culture appropriately instead of coming here, using all of our resources and remaining 2 bull headed to respect our way of life. Somethings gotta giv.

      2008-10-13 13:27:12

    99. Report Abusemofo“Paris Krystal, middle eastern wemon are so beautiful specially persians. dont compare them with asians please.!LOL” and how do u know that? most of them r dressed up like ninjas

      2008-10-13 13:26:58

    100. Report Abusebillhamp@still 54%, over half, do not! why do fairfax fail to state this!

      2008-10-13 13:26:37

    101. Report Abusejonson, surely these people with ‘skill’s’ are needed in their own country..even the ones in kings cross.

      2008-10-13 13:26:32

    102. Report AbuseABCDLook at Oz’z unemployment. You hve got 2 be kidding that Howard is looking for people overseas, when there are people right here in Oz that need the wrk. Why isn’t it publicised what job sectors we are lacking in & then People can look in2 studying those sectors, hence more chance for employment.

      2008-10-13 13:26:12

    103. Report AbuseParisKrystal, middle eastern wemon are so beautiful specially persians. dont compare them with asians please.!LOL

      2008-10-13 13:26:06

    104. Report Abusejmckay_aui’m aussie and white, but i gotta say chicks with natural olive skin are damn hot. we need more latin american migrants. & arab chicks are pretty hot too so they can move over here as well lol

      2008-10-13 13:26:00

    105. Report AbuseGhioniSomeone give Gremlin some tissue paper. Look at the positive side. Australia need migrants..to get their work done. Think about of Australia without these migrants just for a day, it will loose 40% of its economy…think about it first.

      2008-10-13 13:25:45

    106. Report Abuseelecric cars dont need arab oillet them know that its still our currency running through there hands- just show lebs what u think and give them nothing! dont buy nothing of them **** them, **** kebabs, **** there cars **** them make them broke.,

      2008-10-13 13:25:41

    107. Report AbuseGremlin@ami thats a lie not all australians are lazy this country was built by hard workers..i think the part about being built by migrants is not an excuse for letting more into the country, we are full so stay in your own country!!!

      2008-10-13 13:25:35

    108. Report AbusegreatWOW Heather ,u know ur facts for sure, now its because of “War in Iraq”..nice going.for ur info immigartion had started before ” WAR in IRAQ” .Yes sometimes we do get people who are not right but 90% of the people come because we need them in different sectors of our economy.

      2008-10-13 13:25:24

    109. Report Abusejmckay_aui’m aussie and white, but i gotta say chicks with natural olive skin are damn hot. we need more latin american migrants. & arab chicks are pretty hot too so they can move over here as well lol

      2008-10-13 13:25:08

    110. Report AbuseLOL agree..Aussie don’t need to prove themselves by being a towel head!!!!!!!!!

      2008-10-13 13:24:59

    111. Report Abuseden43denall migrants that want to call australia home must be able to speak english or at least learn the basics before they come here.I also think when in rome do what the romans do,stop trying to turn it into their country of origin.

      2008-10-13 13:24:53

    112. Report AbuseParisKrystal, middle eastern wemon are so beautiful specially persians. dont compare them with asians please.!LOL

      2008-10-13 13:24:45

    113. Report AbusecammridgeWhy are these people coming over here. They flee war zones because of the violence, then they come over here to our welcome, move to (bankstown) and turn on us, trying to start a fresh war here. I think everyone that wants to live here should pass an attitude test, at their own exspence.

      2008-10-13 13:24:43

    114. Report AbuseTO KRYSTALhey KRYSTAL : if i will say i am not an indian or even asian..den u wud like to go out with me ??? ha ha ha…i will show u all u wanted to see…its 1.30 pm now..grab VB, get drunk and SPREAD ur happiness..m being sarcastic…bt not sorry haan..tell if u need any ASSISTANCE

      2008-10-13 13:24:36

    115. Report Abusejonsonmigration cut is not the answer some of these migrants are needed. Some of these people are qualified professionals who specialise in areas of shortage in terms of skills, some do jobs which da average ozzy wouldn’t wana do..I guess we just need come up with better policies…………..

      2008-10-13 13:24:09

    116. Report Abusekrystalkoolkapsy you cannot spell, I wonder how much money do you consider to be allot? What is a high paying job to you? You are not bright I don’t want to talk to you your wasting my time. You not funny just dumb…

      2008-10-13 13:23:48

    117. Report AbuseParisKrystal, middle eastern wemon are so beautiful specially persians. dont compare them with asians please.!LOL

      2008-10-13 13:23:41

    118. Report AbuseHeathergreat, is that the best you can do, blind freddy would know that we had immigrants before hand.

      2008-10-13 13:23:12

    119. Report AbuseLauraGurpal Singh…… “Only three places have been developed! Rest is primitive still!” I think you need to drive around your adoptive country, you will see much of this country is desert. With a recession on the way, we are going to have many out of work, why add to it?

      2008-10-13 13:23:00

    120. Report Abusebonke00if you want goood life i mean best life go serbiaaa they have best girlsss best beeer besttt night clubs and most relexing life with no pressure

      2008-10-13 13:22:40

    121. Report Abusefed upshould have had cronulla at lakemba mosc and just poured petrol and burned it to the ground

      2008-10-13 13:22:07

    122. Report AbuseWe’re going to end up losing our blue eyed blondes and all have dark skin and slanty eyes

      2008-10-13 13:22:02

    123. Report Abusemystticmountainbaden.mcuen, horray someone with a brain!!

      2008-10-13 13:21:57

    124. Report AbusegreatWOW Heather ,u know ur facts for sure, now its because of “War in Iraq”..nice going.for ur info immigartion had started before ” WAR in IRAQ” .Yes sometimes we do get people who are not right but 90% of the people come because we need them in different sectors of our economy.

      2008-10-13 13:21:33

    125. Report Abusejaedei think we should send all that scum home we are destroying our country, why should they come here and reap the benefits of our great country maybe they shouldve worked harder to make their country great, africans are a real problem people should start to take matters into their own hands

      2008-10-13 13:21:06

    126. Report Abusebaden.mcuenTONI! NO CARBON DATING LAB of which there are three main ones will give any guarantee beyond 3000 years on anything they will state milions of years but it is speculation and scientific convention there are theories but lacking in facts as to how old any biological material is beyond 3000 years

      2008-10-13 13:20:45

    127. Report Abuseamipeople in here do not know much about other joyes. the only thing is fun is just xxx , THERE IS NO cultural thing here. you need migrants to teach Australian about the more important things in life !!!

      2008-10-13 13:20:43

    128. Report AbuseLeei agree it’s gone overboard with way too many imigrants here in OZ, streets r a nightmare housing is max capasity, no more room…need to spread out towards the country more u know…..think Kevo think its not hard or just shut the gate 4 once.

      2008-10-13 13:20:40

    129. Report Abusetachyons76Kiss my ass Ari…………….you racist bastard,thats why you people should have visionaries to see this coming in future.So now pay the consequences,I’m going to start humping any white australians or **** I don’t mind paying to do it.Face it people the changes are inevitable.

      2008-10-13 13:20:08

    130. Report Abuseamipeople in here do not know much about other joyes. the only thing is fun is just xxx , THERE IS NO cultural thing here. you need migrants to teach Australian about the more important things in life !!!

      2008-10-13 13:19:48

    131. Report AbuseSteve BonicaI keep hearing we got a shortage of skilled labour in this country thats why Australian migration numbers are up. What i would like to know is the definition of skilled labour and a break up of what jobs these people fill.from my observation i dont see to many migrates filling in skilled labour jobs

      2008-10-13 13:19:47

    132. Report AbuseDan, that sounds racist. Asians don’t like to marry Australians!

      2008-10-13 13:19:36

    133. Report Abuseto amazed people like u have forced us to be who we are today. We have the right to stand up and defend ourselves no matter what

      2008-10-13 13:19:33

    134. Report AbusekoolkapsyGurpal Singh, Toni well done…keep gooing guys ..fully agreed

      2008-10-13 13:19:28

    135. Report AbuseLeei agree it’s gone overboard with way too many imigrants here in OZ, streets r a nightmare housing is max capasity, no more room…need to spread out towards the country more u know…..think Kevo think its not hard or just shut the gate 4 once.

      2008-10-13 13:18:58

    136. Report Abusejaedeaboriginies are the original inhabitants of this country, “Australia” was created by the settlers, this place was a lump of dirt wirh some savages before then so it is not aboriginies who have the right to decide who stays and go’s

      2008-10-13 13:18:56

    137. Report Abusegarryits ur govt,. who fail to provide suitable jobs to these skill migrants,,they all doing low jobs all well qualified driving buses and taxis or doing security jobs,rudd hsld wakeup frm his honeymoon and do smethng better to use the potential of these skilled migrants,like canada,USA doing frm decades

      2008-10-13 13:18:55

    138. Report Abusegreat, if things where not so expensive a lot more of us could go to uni, etc. I would not employ a person from many countries as I believe in giving us Aussies a go.

      2008-10-13 13:18:44

    139. Report AbuseParisKrystal, middle eastern wemon are so beautiful specially persians. dont compare them with asians please.!LOL

      2008-10-13 13:18:39

    140. Report AbuseDanAri , thanks for commenting that Aussies should’nt marry Asians . You should’nt be concerned because we Asians traditionally AVOID marrying Aussies. Especially if they’re the hairy type like you. We’ll stick to our smooth flawless skin, thanks.

      2008-10-13 13:18:32

    141. Report Abuseborn aussieto Krystal, you live in filthy squalor, we pull you out. oh anmd just you and people who think like you are all full of crap

      2008-10-13 13:18:26

    142. Report AbusestephanieAustralia is an amazing country with amazing people.let’s try and keep it that way.it does not belong to the british anymore,it has a unique cuture of its own which is tolerance for other people.lets not be immature and taint that.it provides opportunities for other people who come to this country.

      2008-10-13 13:18:20

    143. Report Abusebaden.mcuenTONI! aborigines 4000 years ago ? ever seen a australian map with the aboriginal tribal areas named in aboriginal words but eneglish letters to make the words up coz they had no written language so how did they work out 40000 years human history as we know documents only around 4000

      2008-10-13 13:17:44

    144. Report Abusebonke00TO ARI: ARI what d hell r u on about? Asians without Asia and their people Australia would be ****d our economy wold be one of the lowest in the world. Most of our goods are imported from asia and most of our goods and services are exported to asia so shsuh

      2008-10-13 13:17:41

    145. Report AbusekoolkapsyHI UNIVERSAL JATT : Aweosme say but dere is no harm in having some fun…enjoy man…play some nice songs at ur place and enter dis kind of conversation ..u will really enjoy…ha ha ha..like me

      2008-10-13 13:17:16

    146. Report Abuseamioh common mate, you know how lazy are Australian, this country has been built up by migrants more than locals,everybody is aware that migrants had a great infulence in making Australia and please know that this is wrong feeling that you think that Australia is the lucky conutry, continued………

      2008-10-13 13:17:16

    147. Report AbuseGremlinthey even have a suburb up the road to me called Butler its been designed for english people and guess who lives there 99% of english people..most of these are the ones taking places in rental ques ,another suburb next to mine Saterly again made for english pplz its just so wrong!

      2008-10-13 13:17:09

    148. Report AbuseImmigration is not the problem, it’s the decentralisation of infrastructure that has caused the rental problem.

      2008-10-13 13:17:03

    149. Report Abusetachyons76Blame Howard.If I’ve had immigrants coming over to my country and start screwing my children,you damn right I’ll be pissed,but the tables are turning.If you don’t want your kids to be affected, poison their innocent minds and please make things worst for them,transparent thinker my ass!

      2008-10-13 13:17:02

    150. Report AbuseAriAustrlians are beautiful, just dont get married with asians to save ur generation look.:D

      2008-10-13 13:16:56

    151. Report AbusekrystalWell I can tell you that India and all the Middle Eastern country’s produce the ugliest people on earth. And that you all know is the truth so don’t even argue

      2008-10-13 13:16:49

    152. Report AbuseThink oustside the box kiddosI think what been made transparent is the lack of decent state education for the last however many years. Understand the economics of immigration and you will understand the NECESSITY of immigration. Get all your information from right wing news networks..and you end up here,ignorant and illiterate.

      2008-10-13 13:16:44

    153. Report Abuseyour all convicts, just admit it, no harm done. Your counrty isnt doing well , look around there’s hatred all around towards migrants. And our country’s are bad because of people like you in them destroying every little bit we have of it…killing every innocent person women children.

      2008-10-13 13:16:42

    154. Report AbuseWinkyOnly Aborigines have the right to tell who are not one of them to get back to where they come from, not YOU whom your ancestors migrated here. Have you learn AUSTRALIA’s history in school??? Say that you are Australian again??? Redefine that again please!

      2008-10-13 13:16:00

    155. Report Abuseamazedfrom reading these comments it’s no wonder australians are fed up with migrants

      2008-10-13 13:15:39

    156. Report AbusegreatWOW Heather ,u know ur facts for sure, now its because of “War in Iraq”..nice going.for ur info immigartion had started before ” WAR in IRAQ” .Yes sometimes we do get people who are not right but 90% of the people come because we need them in different sectors of our economy.

      2008-10-13 13:15:32

    157. Report Abusegarryits ur govt,. who fail to provide suitable jobs to these skill migrants,,they all doing low jobs all well qualified driving buses and taxis or doing security jobs,rudd hsld wakeup frm his honeymoon and do smethng better to use the potential of these skilled migrants,like canada,USA doing frm decades

      2008-10-13 13:15:31

    158. Report AbuseWow, so many comments. Look it on the bright side.. immigrants bring yummy cheap food so all aussies don’t have to eat fish and chips all day!! =D

      2008-10-13 13:15:16

    159. Report AbuseABCDI think it should stop. I love Oz for what it stands for & all I see is other cultures taking over. If I were 2 go 2 Iraq I would obey & wear a vale. Some countrys u can’t stay. Wheres Oz rules. I agree with Baby Boomers to, Whats left for our country. What do our kids have to look forward to.

      2008-10-13 13:15:12

    160. Report Abusekoolkapsykrystal : ha ha ha..u r funny..and fr ur knowledge..i treat ever1 as my own relative, if they are gud to me and society..no matter wat religion and w.r.t. 10/hr..i am working as Assistant general manager and earns a lot more dan ur family does.its my off today so dats y m here..bt no offence..

      2008-10-13 13:14:45

    161. Report AbuseHey Ari, not all white ozs are cute. most ave and some really good and many pretty ugly lol and mostly fat.

      2008-10-13 13:14:40

    162. Report AbuseRayA lot of them are skilled migrants, people. Dont forget. A lot of employers sponsor them. Migration is not at fault. The skills shortage is. These SKILLED people do need to LIVE somewhere. Blame the country for not producing enough welders, boilermakers etc.

      2008-10-13 13:14:21

    163. Report Abusebonke00Sooooooooooo yeeeeaa goood luckkk

      2008-10-13 13:14:05

    164. Report AbuseGremlinyes they defiantly need to cut off people coming in. its so annoying that now im at 36 years old and stuck at home with my mum Why?? because u ask anyone in australia its almost impossible to get a place to rent..where i live we have the largest influx of english people coming in its just unfair

      2008-10-13 13:13:09

    165. Report AbuseHey Ari, not all white ozs are cute. most ave and some really good and many pretty ugly lol and mostly fat.

      2008-10-13 13:13:01

    166. Report Abuseborn aussieto krystal, why would i need to go and research;i wrote what i said because i know the truth, im living it. so why dont you go out and do some research??

      2008-10-13 13:12:57

    167. Report AbuseBonke00, we’re talking about skin colour.

      2008-10-13 13:12:55

    168. Report AbuseJoanne baronIsnt Australias water shortage a sign that we just cannot cope with anymore people here. There will not be enough water in the future to cope with our population as it is

      2008-10-13 13:12:51

    169. Report Abusegive them a bloody fair go, is that to much to ask for imagine if it were an american … geez that’d be heaven for some whites… like a dog on a leech

      2008-10-13 13:12:22

    170. Report Abusei-wish-for-world-peacewhat’s wrong with halal meat? can’t you eat halal meat? the only reason Mcdonalds use halal meat is because they want increase in sales, nothing to do with being sensitive towards the beauty of differences in beliefs and religion..

      2008-10-13 13:12:18

    171. Report AbuseWho said abo’s where here first!!!

      2008-10-13 13:12:17

    172. Report Abusebonke00To continue; Australian people are people who have been forced to come on this isolated island by British Colony, Australian people are people who came on boats being chaned, those people are bunch of British prisoners and criminals that have been dumped on the island here. So dont be racist please

      2008-10-13 13:11:48

    173. Report AbuseMore migrants, if our country is that bad why move here. If it were built by ‘convicts’ then why is it doing so well and your country is doing so bad that you wanted to leave. We’re not all ‘convicts’ anyway, we’re white.

      2008-10-13 13:11:39

    174. Report AbuseHey Ari, not all white ozs are cute. most ave and some really good and many pretty ugly lol and mostly fat.

      2008-10-13 13:11:33

    175. Report AbusePatrickIt would be an eye opener for all if statistics of who is coming from where were made available.

      2008-10-13 13:11:27

    176. Report Abuserobertoliver when ur forefathers cme to ths country they were migrants too,its aboriginals land and when it cmes to deportation,it means all of us all blk and white,,except aboriginals,,,,,,

      2008-10-13 13:11:06

    177. Report Abuse$killZCheck this out. No racism. But if a religion/sepeific ethnic group is causing a community grief, they should be locked up/trialled and deported. Maybe in 5-7 year’s you can return when you grow up. Australia is the best country in the world. So don’t come here and mess it up for the rest of us.

      2008-10-13 13:10:46

    178. Report AbusemystticmountainToni, a melting pot is wonderfull but still dosnt change what is written on your birth certificate, not a race card it is a fact i don’t expect anyone who comes here and born in another country to ignore where they were born, how silly! its only natural to love your birth place.

      2008-10-13 13:10:42

    179. Report AbuseToniEveryone in Australia is an immigrant – even Aboriginals as they supposedly came over to Oz 42,000 years ago via land bridges from present day South-East Asia. I get so tired of people using the race card – we’re all related in some way, shape or form. The Earth is a melting pot now.

      2008-10-13 13:10:30

    180. Report AbuseNON MUSLIM bt respect allPeter : who d hell u r to give order or advice or request even..wat do u think ?? MUSLIMS will leave dis contry if u say LEAVE..is ur mom s name is Queen victoria or ur last name is rudd ?? u schoolgoing kid..had enough of chat..break is over..go bak to ur class now..ok..moron

      2008-10-13 13:09:53

    181. Report AbuseGurpal SinghInstead of cutting in migration, the emphasis should be on diversified development. Skilled Migrants are not burden for they bring their skill,culture and money, however there is serious lack in diverse development of the country! Only three places have been developed! Rest is primitive still!!!

      2008-10-13 13:09:48

    182. Report Abusessragshey oliverm@ u stink BEER and **** because u don’t clean ur ass after shi__ u ass F—.

      2008-10-13 13:09:34

    183. Report Abusebonke00helloo there how are we? well regarding this immigration policy of cutting it downto be honest even that im a person who came to Australia 5 years ago there is to many uneducated and lame people out there BUT with out migrants Australian people would be canibals with no culture no foood no work.

      2008-10-13 13:09:30

    184. Report AbuseJulie..why not move over and live with your husband

      2008-10-13 13:09:29

    185. Report AbuseNON MUSLIM bt respect allPeter : who d hell u r to give order or advice or request even..wat do u think ?? MUSLIMS will leave dis contry if u say LEAVE..is ur mom s name is Queen victoria or ur last name is rudd ?? u schoolgoing kid..had enough of chat..break is over..go bak to ur class now..ok..moron

      2008-10-13 13:09:28

    186. Report Abuse$killZCheck this out. No racism. But if a religion/sepeific ethnic group is causing a community grief, they should be locked up/trialled and deported. Maybe in 5-7 year’s you can return when you grow up. Australia is the best country in the world. So don’t come here and mess it up for the rest of us.

      2008-10-13 13:09:18

    187. Report Abuseall white living in australia are not ausie they’re the real immigrants “SHAME ON U” maybe they forget “CONVICTS’

      2008-10-13 13:09:13

    188. Report Abuseuniversal jattthere r bunch of idiots in here,but u can find these idiots anywhere in world,do onething just ignoreee them and move on in life like this jatt

      2008-10-13 13:09:09

    189. Report AbuseMore MigrantsIf it was not for migrants this country would be far worse off then it already is. It is the migrants that are doing the jobs that no one else wants to do. It is the migrants that have the skills needed to do the jobs that ozzies dont have the skills to fill. Migrants pay the taxes for your dole

      2008-10-13 13:08:43

    190. Report AbuseAriAustrlians are beautiful, just dont get married with asians to save ur generation look.:D

      2008-10-13 13:08:43

    191. Report AbuseJulie DrammehNot all muslims are bad or treat their women bad i married an african muslim im a white australian and yes im trying to get my husband into our so called wonderful country it is not easy immigration make it very difficult . I am not muslim am treated really good same as if married to an australian.

      2008-10-13 13:08:23

    192. Report Abuseanika, as I said, we lived in Asia and I found them to be so racist and you know that as you are Asian…Australians are not born looking like you, it’s because of this I suffered from racism while there!!!!!!!!

      2008-10-13 13:06:55

    193. Report AbuseToniEveryone in Australia is an immigrant – even Aboriginals as they supposedly came over to Oz 42,000 years ago via land bridges from present day South-East Asia. I get so tired of people using the race card – we’re all related in some way, shape or form. The Earth is a melting pot now.

      2008-10-13 13:06:41

    194. Report Abusekrystalborn aussie you need to do some research love

      2008-10-13 13:06:39

    195. Report Abusecultures from all around the world, deserve to be in Australia, as any white person… and besides didnt they come from overseas by boat in chains, whilst we had the luxury !!!

      2008-10-13 13:06:18

    196. Report Abusemigrant will boost in rent .. in building industries .. in foods industries .. but the number of farmers wont increase .. So inflation gonna to rise .. also some migrant do not like to spend .. So economy wont benefit .. all are benefit the rich .. the con people who are in charge ..

      2008-10-13 13:06:02

    197. Report Abuseuniversal jattolive australia was discovered bcse of india,as india was the only biggest colony near to australia,and captan cook feels the same whn he was walking down here in between the abo’s,as u guys today,its a freeman land any1 can live here in peace and harmony…….

      2008-10-13 13:05:36

    198. Report Abuseborn aussiehip_hop2069 you have back-wards thinking, do you honestly believe all immigrants mis-treat thier wives? huh in most cultures outside of your aussie cultures the woman hold the power. and actually we dont have time for “aussies” if they are anything like you

      2008-10-13 13:05:35

    199. Report Abusei-wish-for-world-peaceit’s probably true Australia will need to limit immigration, as overpopulation will be detrimental to the ENVIRONMENT etc.. but please don’t be racist and mean about it… we have enough hatred going around in the world at the moment.. what goes around comes around.. and watch your spelling people!!

      2008-10-13 13:05:02

    200. Report AbusekrystalIf Australian culture in your eyes is so dumb, why are you here? Go back your filthy squalor

      2008-10-13 13:05:02

    Report Abusemystticmountaindkharyanvi,in the dictionary an immigrant is someone who travelled from another country to live elsewhere, if you didn’t relize Australia has people who were born in this country and have that written on their birth certificate they did not immigrate to Australia no race card just facts.

    2008-10-13 13:04:59

  • Report Abuseall_inxs2000If our Governments had of had any foresight at all, Instead of immigration and bringing in overseas workers we could have started another baby boom like in the 1950’s….then we would have had our own workforce by now. 2008-10-13 13:03:45

    2008-10-13 13:04:52

  • Report AbuseanikaAustralia is known for its multi-culturalism & its beautiful. I cant believe how some of you people can be so narrow minded and racist! esp. you Ari. I found your comment quite offensive. I am asian and I was born in Australia therefore I am Australian. We have every right to be here as you do.

    2008-10-13 13:04:46

  • Report Abuseall_inxs2000Instead of promoting a baby boom, we promoted higher education (Uni Degrees)….Now our own young population is too educated and and not Trade qualified and most refuse to do jobs lower than what they are qualified for……hence overseas workers and Trade immigration… What a Stuff Up!!!!!

    2008-10-13 13:04:31

  • Report Abusekoolkapsymystticmountain : now u r talking sense…totally agreed..dnt be racist and dnt say dat its nt ur country, f*** migrants …coz d fact is we all are migrants here..coming to australia 100 yrs ago doesnt make u much better australian or citizen..u shud feel it..wheather its been 2 days in australia..

    2008-10-13 13:04:18

  • Report Abuse$killZoliverm@, I guess an indian took your ho. lol. You sound like a hater dude. Indians are the hardest working people next to your dad, plowing your mom, when you cover your ear’s at night. Wake up dude, we run I/T and Bollywood is bigga than Hollywood.

    2008-10-13 13:04:00

  • Report Abusefight fight fight hehehehe

    2008-10-13 13:03:52

  • Report Abuseall_inxs2000If our Governments had of had any foresight at all, Instead of immigration and bringing in overseas workers we could have started another baby boom like in the 1950’s….then we would have had our own workforce by now.

    2008-10-13 13:03:45

  • Report AbuseamytongaI would like to comment on the Climate change. The world has been misused and like a deflowered virgin it cannot be repaired. I heard that the government is going to spend millions of dollars to test the pollution level from cows. Leave the poor creatures alone. They are innocent.

    2008-10-13 13:03:17

  • Report Abuseto lost have u even been to the middle east ? u loser if australia is too full, then u leave

    2008-10-13 13:03:16

  • Report Abuseall_inxs2000Instead of promoting a baby boom, we promoted higher education (Uni Degrees)….Now our own young population is too educated and and not Trade qualified and most refuse to do jobs lower than what they are qualified for……hence overseas workers and Trade immigration… What a Stuff Up!!!!!

    2008-10-13 13:03:14

  • Report AbuseanikaAustralia is known for its multi-culturalism & its beautiful. I cant believe how some of you people can be so narrow minded and racist! esp. you Ari. I found your comment quite offensive. I am asian and I was born in Australia therefore I am Australian. We have every right to be here as you do.

    2008-10-13 13:03:10

  • Report Abuse$killZoliverm@, I guess an indian took your ho. lol. You sound like a hater dude. Indians are the hardest working people next to your dad, plowing your mom, when you cover your ear’s at night. Wake up dude, we run I/T and Bollywood is bigga than Hollywood.

    2008-10-13 13:03:07

  • Report Abuseyour soulregarding comment 2008-10-13 12:58:22, we do not pray to kill, we pray for your soul.

    2008-10-13 13:03:00

  • Report Abuse$killZoliverm@, I guess an indian took your ho. lol. You sound like a hater dude. Indians are the hardest working people next to your dad, plowing your mom, when you cover your ear’s at night. Wake up dude, we run I/T and Bollywood is bigga than Hollywood.

    2008-10-13 13:02:55

  • Report Abusekrystalkoolkapsy who ever mentioned deportation, I am all for keeping you whinging bastards here, but we need to shut out you 10000 cousins uncles bothers sisters. we have pending high unemployment. You may work for 10 p/h I certinly wont people like you will take our jobs.

    2008-10-13 13:02:45

  • Report Abuse$killZoliverm@, I guess an indian took your ho. lol. You sound like a hater dude. Indians are the hardest working people next to your dad, plowing your mom, when you cover your ear’s at night. Wake up dude, we run I/T and Bollywood is bigga than Hollywood.

    2008-10-13 13:02:37

  • Report AbuseJames, too bloomin right. I married an Asian that lasted for the blink of an eye due to racism on their behalf!!! His grandad was one of the late President Chiang Kai-sheks prime ministers. His grandma was the sister of the Pearl Princess, Emperor Kuang Hsu’s No.1 concubine.

    2008-10-13 13:02:10

  • Report AbuseMarkwhite, black or asian/ christian, muslim or jewish – for everyone there is only one option as far as I am concerned and that is LOVE AUSTRALIA OR BUY A TICKET SOMEWHERE ELSE.

    2008-10-13 13:02:08

  • Report AbuseRupThose who are against immigrants, if you really think you are true aussie then dont forget to watch the movie “AUSTRALIAN”. it is slated for a November 26 2008 release.

    2008-10-13 13:01:56

  • Report Abuseto lost.. if u australia is too full, then u leave

    2008-10-13 13:01:46

  • Report AbuseHey Cobby not u mate some of them here. they r just insecure and lazy and bigot and hypocritical. ur not one, hopefully.

    2008-10-13 13:01:36

  • Report AbuseHey Cobby not u mate some of them here. they r just insecure and lazy and bigot and hypocritical. ur not one, hopefully.

    2008-10-13 13:01:21

  • Report Abuseyou all talk **** . please explain was is the australian culture ? what … “fry a sausage, guzzle a beer” Ah mate anyone can bloody do that.. not just an aussie. You dont understand how dumb that makes you sound.

    2008-10-13 13:00:56

  • Report Abuselostaustralia is full.when i walk down the street and wonder if i’m in australia or the middle east,we are full.

    2008-10-13 13:00:49

  • Report Abusenourkhimto the idiot who left the comment of oxymoron, how is my birth status contradictory?

    2008-10-13 13:00:10

  • Report Abusengliling88Huh… Y u wanna kick us out? We didn’t leave the country even in economy down turn… we as immigrant also act out part to help rebuild our country’s economic… We should cooperative especially during this hard time … really X willing to see any inter-country problem between resident … peace !

    2008-10-13 12:59:59

  • Report Abuseoliverm@Its these Migrants that are Racist and demanding, not the other way around.

    2008-10-13 12:59:37

  • Report AbuseJSGoverment need to listen to the feeling of the people.However,the public must realise that there is a time lack between implementation of policy and its effect. This is where the politician needs to be pro-active or else the Australian and the innocent new immigrants suffer for the failure.

    2008-10-13 12:59:35

  • Report AbusekoolkapsyHI 5 POSSUM2LOVE…awesome thought and factful !! great going..m impressed

    2008-10-13 12:59:26

  • Report AbuseamytongaTalking about Qantas, I noticed that since the company use off-shore maintanance of their air crafts, e have been having technical failures. Please can we come back and use our own Australian workers.

    2008-10-13 12:59:22

  • Report Abusemsm_dentHey Bruce!! migrants are not only clogging ur hospitals/schools,but also serving you people in hospitals/schools,all of us are migrant,migrated here may be hundrade years back..If you told them refugees..then u r a REFUGEE TOO,Unless you are an aboroginal the only true australians.

    2008-10-13 12:59:01

  • Report AbuseHeathergreat, you don’t read & procrastinate enough over politics on why migrants are allowed in by the ton. Its to do with a bit of a mix up with politics, which we are suffering from at the moment because of the ‘war’ in Iraq. Which was none of our business, not that you care.

    2008-10-13 12:59:01

  • Report Abuseaskme2know_2hi, we’re all immigrants in this country wheather we’re born here or not but down the bottom line we are !!!!! So lets don’t point our fingers but be greatful and ignore the negatives and work towards positive to build our country collectively for the betterment.

    2008-10-13 12:58:31

  • Report Abuselostaustralia is full.when i walk down the street and wonder if i’m in australia or the middle east,we are full.

    2008-10-13 12:58:16

  • Report Abusengliling88Huh… Y u wanna kick us out? We didn’t leave the country even in economy down turn… we as immigrant also act out part to help rebuild our country’s economic… We should cooperative especially during this hard time … really X willing to see any inter-country problem between resident … peace !

    2008-10-13 12:58:03

  • Report Abusehip_hop2069I agree if they come over here dont speak the language dont care to, but will use the resourses we have than that’s Fu##ed o yea & Bring there strong beleifs about mis-treating women than try it here, & dont have the time for a Aussie yea than pi$$ off.

    2008-10-13 12:58:01

  • Report AbuseJamesIt’s okay for Australia to engage in multi-nationalism but NOT multi-culturalism. Different cultures that refuse to mix with the rest of us shouldn’t be brought into the country. It only causes MAJOR social problems. The general population’s opinions have been ignored for far too long.

    2008-10-13 12:57:55

  • Report Abusesydney programmerI’m a skilled migrant and as such, I had the privilege to choose which country to migrate on. I chose this county because it reflects the kind of life I want to live. But it certainly wasn’t my only option. Countries COMPETE to attract skilled people!

    2008-10-13 12:57:48

  • Report AbusePetermuslims – leave now, while it’s friendly advice. Later on, it will be an order.

    2008-10-13 12:57:41

  • Report Abusenourkhimto Ari, im married to my asian and my son was born with close to perfect genes, at 2 he has developed quicker than normal and is the height of a 5 year old. stop being so ignorant

    2008-10-13 12:57:38

  • Report AbuseHey Cobby not u mate some of them here. they r just insecure and lazy and bigot and hypocritical. ur not one, hopefully.

    2008-10-13 12:57:18

  • Report AbuseRamyHey Oliver, Australia or any so called first world country is built mainly due to immigrants like Chinese, Indians or anyone for that matter. As far as i am concerned, if they are law abiding citizens and pay their taxes, they have every right to live in any country.

    2008-10-13 12:57:13

  • Report Abusekarlspeed1if it was’nt for migrants you’d be hunting kangaroos iun George street

    2008-10-13 12:57:07

  • Report Abusepossum2loveExcept for Aboriginals and islanders – Australia has been founded on immigration since 1788 — without migrants we would have a dire skill shortage. OZ is the LUCKY COUNTRY – to stop migrants would make us the SELFISH COUNTRY. let them in – I haven’t met a lazy migrant yet. I’m 5th generation OZ

    2008-10-13 12:57:03

  • Report Abusemystticmountainvhasty, Aussies are bluddgers? typical steriotyping what would you do if i called you a bluddger? call me a racist! not very balanced is it!

    2008-10-13 12:57:02

  • Report AbusedkharyanviYes, everyone here is a migrant except the indigenous (aborigines) people. Hence, please think twice before you play the race card.

    2008-10-13 12:56:49

  • Report AbusekoolkapsyKrystal :: ha ha ha..just want to laugh on u..wat do u think using words *** off can really turn u on..ha ha ha..ok..ur parents are born watever country they are,they shud be deported back coz they are immigrants..bt u can stay yeah !! nw happy ???? ha ha ha ???

    2008-10-13 12:56:39

  • Report AbuseHyacinthMaybe some of the white Aussies should be sent out (but who would want them)? Migrants don’t binge drink, urinate, show their parts, and defecate at people’s doorsteps, row loudly at midnight in residential areas. We are all but unwanted guests of the First Australians after all…

    2008-10-13 12:56:19

  • Report AbuseIf immigrants are needed to make a country great then why are the doors not wide open in India & Asia..they move here, we move there.

    2008-10-13 12:56:04

  • Report AbusekrystalSarah have you bothered to learn the English language? What are you good for?

    2008-10-13 12:55:53

  • Report AbuseHollydon’t blame migrants- blame government’s lack of new infrastructure and foresight.

    2008-10-13 12:55:41

  • Report AbuseBruce Mate. Prove you are better. Compete with Immigrants and get you fair share of housing, education and Job. Stop complaining. People come on PR becuz Oz Govt thinks that they can fill up a position which no-one else is capable of doing right now.

    2008-10-13 12:55:16

  • Report Abusegreathey Heather , get ur facts right …I agree Immigration should be slowed down , but Australian economy is strong and one of the mail reason is immigration . Read books and see the news about how the Australian economy is growing .Govt is promoting immigration for the past 15 years can u tell me why?

    2008-10-13 12:54:57

  • Report AbuseamytongaI have no problems with migrants. The only problem is when they come in and try to undermind the australian way of life. When you are in Rome do what the Romans do. When one comes to Australia and begs to live in this country, one has to do what the Australians do.

    2008-10-13 12:54:40

  • Report Abusemystticmountainkoolkapsy, yeah thats pretty obvious but still i am not born where my relatives are and im a proud Australian and agree that its about infrastructure not your colour, origin or religion (as long as it dosnt hurt another) LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT and Aussies aren’t bludgers!

    2008-10-13 12:54:38

  • Report Abusevhastyall i can say thats why they keep getting migrants people because australian is depend to much on centerlink for all aussie bludger sitting on thier stupid bananas get a job lazy bludger

    2008-10-13 12:54:34

  • Report AbusevindyInstead of driving through Bankstown,Lakemba,Puchbowl and auburn I say please visit north sydney companies and on the other hand check out most of the Govt organisations.. Immigration is good for development BUT I SAY AGAIN. immigration should be based on skills set not on relationship or something.

    2008-10-13 12:54:18

  • Report Abusegreat, that shows me how much you know about politics. Qantas would be better doing maintenance in Aust, if thats anything to go by immigrants abilities that says a lot. Like I said, we are doing fine without immigrants.

    2008-10-13 12:54:14

  • Report Abusea skilled migrantpeople are forgeting the whole purpose of immigration intake. without skilled migrants, Australia cannot complete with other modern economies. yes you can send all the migrants home and close the borders, fine, but what happens next?

    2008-10-13 12:54:10

  • Report Abusekrystalkoolkapsy so you are born her yet you don’t associate your self with being Australian? once again **** off to your parents country of origin then, because you are just the type that we don’t want here. My parents where born overseas but I am Australian I was born here.

    2008-10-13 12:54:02

  • Report Abusea skilled migrantpeople are forgeting the whole purpose of immigration intake. without skilled migrants, Australia cannot complete with other modern economies. yes you can send all the migrants home and close the borders, fine, but what happens next?

    2008-10-13 12:53:53

  • Report Abusesarahkrystal is therefore their country

    2008-10-13 12:53:33

  • Report Abusenourkim – “a born aussie muslims”. That’s an oxymoron.

    2008-10-13 12:53:18

  • Report Abusekrystalkoolkapsy so you are born her yet you don’t associate your self with being Australian? once again **** off to your parents country of origin then, because you are just the type that we don’t want here. My parents where born overseas but I am Australian I was born here.

    2008-10-13 12:53:15

  • Report AbuserichardOur government is too soft on non integration. This position causes division. If you don’t speak Australian, can’t fry a sausage,guzzle beer or readily call thenext guy a bloody profanity you shouldn’t be allowed in. You’ll have nothing to offer. Integration MUST be an essential criteria to enter.

    2008-10-13 12:53:06

  • Report Abusegdiver38Heather – see http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/skilled-occupations/occupations-in-demand.htm We are coming becasue we’re being invited to fill the skills gap.

    2008-10-13 12:53:01

  • Report AbusemmickygHi Chelle, do you wear a white cloak and funny hood, coz it seems your attitude to your fellow inhabitants of this planet is pretty disgraceful. You are sledging religions, coloured folk and everything else that doesn’t suit your white anglo saxon right wing christian views. We need skilled migrants

    2008-10-13 12:52:53

  • Report Abuseall_inxs2000Instead of promoting a baby boom, we promoted higher education (Uni Degrees)….Now our own young population is too educated and and not Trade qualified and most refuse to do jobs lower than what they are qualified for……hence overseas workers and Trade immigration… What a Stuff Up!!!!!

    2008-10-13 12:52:40

  • Report Abuseoliverm@Australia brings any Tom Dick or Harry in, there is no strict Guidelines here. Look around you and all you see is Asian and Indian looking faces. This is not the Austalia I recognise anymore. Theres nothing wrong with your own countries! Why come here and steal our prosperities!

    2008-10-13 12:52:40

  • Report Abusepossum2loveExcept for Aboriginals and islanders – Australia has been founded on immigration since 1788 — without migrants we would have a dire skill shortage. OZ is the LUCKY COUNTRY – to stop migrants would make us the SELFISH COUNTRY. let them in – I haven’t met a lazy migrant yet. I’m 5th generation OZ

    2008-10-13 12:52:24

  • Report Abusegreathey Heather , get ur facts right …I agree Immigration should be slowed down , but Australian economy is strong and one of the mail reason is immigration . Read books and see the news about how the Australian economy is growing .Govt is promoting immigration for the past 15 years can u tell me why?

    2008-10-13 12:52:17

  • Report AbusePeterBornWhite+ChristianWithEyesNowOpen – you said “The world is made up of so many beliefs–some of them that may be just as valid–or even more so–as your own.” True, but islam isn’t one of them. Islam kills, by order of Big Mo!

    2008-10-13 12:52:08

  • Report Abusecobby****hyaedward well go study back home and give me another uni place.

    2008-10-13 12:52:01

  • Report AbuseKevboThe number of alleged refugees with hepatitis, syphillis and TB working in the slaughter houses in Australia is a real concern. Immigration does not care and pushed them through after do-gooder pressure. Privacy prohibits telling Australian wives about the risks they are taking with these men…

    2008-10-13 12:51:53

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  • Report AbuseHey Cobby not u mate some of them here. they r just insecure and lazy and bigot and hypocritical. ur not one, hopefully.

    2008-10-13 12:51:51

  • Report Abusenourkhimto peter, i am a born aussie muslims, and some of my family members fought for this country just like your grandfather, who possibly was conscripted to the war and was sent to fight against his will.

    2008-10-13 12:51:49

  • Report Abusesarahwhat ever happened to multiculturalism? and the australian values? oh yeh thats right australia’s way to bull**** people coming from overseas. Australia wouldnt be the country it is today without migrants. so much for welcoming people, a fair go , freedom of speech, n “mateship”…

    2008-10-13 12:51:36

  • Report AbuseminaI have noticed that most of the hostile anti immigration people do not know how to spell! Go and get some education first and try to be better, tolerant human beings instead of lowering yourselves to such ugly levels.

    2008-10-13 12:51:28

  • Report Abusegreathey Heather , get ur facts right …I agree Immigration should be slowed down , but Australian economy is strong and one of the mail reason is immigration . Read books and see the news about how the Australian economy is growing .Govt is promoting immigration for the past 15 years can u tell me why?

    2008-10-13 12:51:26

  • Report AbusekrystalWhat do you think the aboriginals hard earned tax money could fund Australia, are you blind or ignorant? It’s not racist it’s a fact there are high levels of unemployment in the aboriginal societies. So what are you on about they don’t fund white peoples unemployment pay. ****, not happy **** off

    2008-10-13 12:50:54

  • Report AbuseanushyaedwardThe main income to aussi is by international student.After taking large amount of money from them they are making rules tough for the international student. this is very unfair.

    2008-10-13 12:50:49

  • Report Abusekoolkapsythebigbadwolife : i think u r right we all shud go back to our own country…if i am also born here like u .wats my country den..where shud i go…cant go to britain from where all these convicts were from ?? u tell where r u leaving ??

    2008-10-13 12:50:03

  • Report Abusegreathey Heather , get ur facts right …I agree Immigration should be slowed down , but Australian economy is strong and one of the mail reason is immigration . Read books and see the news about how the Australian economy is growing .Govt is promoting immigration for the past 15 years can u tell me why?

    2008-10-13 12:49:57

  • Report AbuseDavid KirkpatrickHi inependent, please read “Combatting Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best-selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults by Steven Hassan

    2008-10-13 12:49:54

  • Report Abusehip_hop2069Dont mind ppl comin ova from other countries it draws attention 2 them minority groups rather than listenin 2 white Australians running down murries all the time who are thrid class citizens in there own country. Muslim men need to get back on the boat they come from they treat there women like S***

    2008-10-13 12:49:54

  • Report AbuseBornWhite+ChristianWithEyesNowOpenSo many people clinging to a narrow white Christian view of the world,whether they know that or not. The world is made up of so many beliefs–some of them that may be just as valid–or even more so–as your own.Welcome them and the people that bring them–there are MANY more good than bad

    2008-10-13 12:49:46

  • Report Abuse$killZReal Australians is anybody who struggle to make a living the honest way. People who pay taxes & stay true and righteous. To the other involved in crime, You don’t belong here. Everybody who committ’s a crime or does something which is unlawful should be deported to their country.

    2008-10-13 12:49:15

  • Report Abuseinependent – “you know nothing of the book in which you so hately put down. the only thing wrong is that you are scared of the unknown”. My wife comes from a former muslim Indian family. My website is islammonitor(dot) org. We know islam inside out. It stinks.

    2008-10-13 12:48:44

  • Report AbuseHeatherReality is..in Taiwan if you wish to stay you have to be in the country for 187consecutive days for 7yrs and even then they ‘think’ about it..so many students over there just say we’ll go to uni for 4yrs in Australia then we can become Aussies.

    2008-10-13 12:48:21

  • Report AbuseImmigration, big issue. I think immigration makes our country culturally rich and aware. I dont think religion has much part, unless religious law is put before community law (laws of the country/state). I’m proud to have many friends from different cultures, we are all australian first. Undesided.

    2008-10-13 12:47:54

  • Report Abuseall_inxs2000If our Governments had of had any foresight at all, Instead of immigration and bringing in overseas workers we could have started another baby boom like in the 1950’s….then we would have had our own workforce by now.

    2008-10-13 12:47:54

  • Report AbuseGo for a drive through Bankstown, Lakemba, Punchbowl, Auburn… Then tell me immigration is a positive thing….

    2008-10-13 12:47:40

  • Report AbusekrystalHarry, Students that we fund to study? Who take our skills back overseas are not needed, they take the uni places of young Australian’s who would be willing to keep the skills in Australia. We have a lack of young professionals in this country because of this. We shouldn’t let them in.

    2008-10-13 12:47:10

  • Report AbuseHey Cobby not u mate some of them here. they r just insecure and lazy and bigot and hypocritical. ur not one, hopefully.

    2008-10-13 12:46:57

  • Report Abuseoliverm@These people move into Australia, have no respect for the culture, spit on the footpath, sneaze without covering and dont shower. And we should bring more in, no way! send some back home! I was born in Australia and I deserve to be first choice and treated with the upmost respect.

    2008-10-13 12:46:51

  • Report AbusePetervhasty – nice to see you appreciate our country so much that all you can do is slag the people off. You are a great advert for all the “no immigration” arguments here. Mate…there’s the door. What’s yer hurry?

    2008-10-13 12:46:49

  • Report Abusekoolkapsymysticmountain : i fully agree that its not written on your birth certificates but dont u knw d fact ?? its is in every1 s mind buddy..y we still say though i am an australian, my grandfather was also born here bt we r from beijing or thailand or istanbul…coz its d place where dere f.fathers born

    2008-10-13 12:46:19

  • Report Abusethebigbadw0lfeTo hell with imigration – I’m sick to death of all these people coming to Australia and then not intergrating. They speak their own language, keep there culture and ignore Australian ways. If that’s how they want to live then they should go back to their own ****en countries!!!!!

    2008-10-13 12:46:11

  • Report Abuseharry, the growth of our country has nothing to do with immigrants…it was growing before you came, growth is a subjective word.

    2008-10-13 12:46:05

  • Report AbuseinependentChomFa you are rediculous, you know nothing of the book in which you so hately put down. the only thing wrong is that you are scared of the unknown, you are scared of a religion which teaches you to love, be respected and gain respect, which teaches tolerance. you are scared of the unknown.

    2008-10-13 12:46:05

  • Report AbuseHeather, immigrants come here to work and achieve best for themselves as well as this nation. They are not thieves as you seem to think. They are allowed in by Oz Govt. to give this place somethng better. So wake up to reality.

    2008-10-13 12:46:02

  • Report AbusemarkHang in there Chelle. Any employer would be lucky to have someone like you who wants to work. As for immigration, the ones who want to work should be welcomed with open arms. The ones who dont, should be politely sent home.

    2008-10-13 12:45:57

  • Report AbuseBrucePermanent migration to Australia needs to be curbed. There is far too much competition from non Australians for housing and jobs. They clog up our transport systems our Hospitals and our schools and universities,stripping Australians of the right to higher education. No more refugees.

    2008-10-13 12:45:38

  • Report AbuseStanleyI think migrants are hard working pple & not boozer like some Oz’s and OZ economy is running on sweat of migrants, i ask the gov’t increase the intake of migrants & bring ’em around the globe.

    2008-10-13 12:45:18

  • Report AbuseWho is Australian eh?? you tell me. True Australia is like ….surf up mate! grub some beers for breakfast will ya shilla? Immigrants are hard working. Actually true Australian is Aboriginal folk that you whitys treat like ****. Wake up, stop paying whitys dole money in order to be lazy.

    2008-10-13 12:44:49

  • Report AbuseChomFaCrap, Harry. Our manufacturing industry is still the 3rd largest earner, primary industry 2nd and mineral exploitation first.

    2008-10-13 12:44:36

  • Report AbusewhoguitarShut the gates completely,we no longer need immigration,the world economy is only going to worsen,why should we be told by the UN that we must accomadate masses of people who seem to have little regard for what makes this country great in the first place.And don’t use the Aboriginals as an excuse

    2008-10-13 12:44:13

  • Report AbusekrystalMiddle Man its called demand and supply that’s why an economy is strong. You’re wrong

    2008-10-13 12:43:56

  • Report AbuseBrucePermanent migration to Australia needs to be curbed. There is far too much competition from non Australians for housing and jobs. They clog up our transport systems our Hospitals and our schools and universities,stripping Australians of the right to higher education. No more refugees.

    2008-10-13 12:43:29

  • Report AbuseHeatherkoolkapsy there are are many jobs, eg administration, that immigrants are taking from Aussies, beause immigrants are so busy crying poor me…immigrants are coming here because of our own political stuff..just like sending millions to struggling countries when it cold be used for us Aussies!

    2008-10-13 12:43:27

  • Report AbusemarkHang in there Chelle. Any employer would be lucky to have someone like you who wants to work. As for immigration, the ones who want to work should be welcomed with open arms. The ones who dont, should be politely sent home.

    2008-10-13 12:43:06

  • Report Abuseharryplease dont blame migrants ,i wanna remind you that the growth of australian economy mainly depends on the students and other migrants. only migrants are the main reason for australia’s strong economy

    2008-10-13 12:42:32

  • Report AbusePeternourkim, you might be a “geographic” Aussie, born here, but you will never be one of us.I’m an 8th gen convict-stock, and very proud of it. My Grandfather was fighting muslims at Gallipoli.

    2008-10-13 12:42:23

  • Report AbusemarkHang in there Chelle. Any employer would be lucky to have someone like you who wants to work. As for immigration, the ones who want to work should be welcomed with open arms. The ones who dont, should be politely sent home.

    2008-10-13 12:41:48

  • Report AbusePeternourkim, you might be a “geographic” Aussie, born here, but you will never be one of us.I’m an 8th gen convict-stock, and very proud of it. My Grandfather was fighting muslims at Gallipoli.

    2008-10-13 12:41:47

  • Report AbuseHey Cobby not u mate some of them here. they r just insecure and lazy and bigot and hypocritical. ur not one, hopefully.

    2008-10-13 12:41:12

  • Report AbusekrystalWith today’s economic times, with pending high level unemployment, why the hell would we still be excepting people in to this country? Shut them out until the future of this nation becomes clearer. I also agree with the immigration cut.

    2008-10-13 12:41:05

  • Report AbuseMiddle ManI have migrated a long time ago. I am a tertiary educated migrant and enjoy what Australia has to offer. I believe I offer my unique culture/personalities to Aussie’s.I notice that from economy, everything is more expensive here. Do you know why ? Because we do not have enough customers/consumer

    2008-10-13 12:41:04

  • Report AbuseVandiOliver, everyone chooses their own lifestyle and faces results. Dont’ damn those who do better. When you point a finger at others, three fingers point to you. Immigrants come in and Migrants go out. If you want to suceed work harder as most of Immigrants have done.

    2008-10-13 12:40:44

  • Report AbuseWe dont have the capacity or infrastructure to support more consumers middle man, only if we developed more into western NSW but then the environmentalists cry.

    2008-10-13 12:40:32

  • Report AbuseEnough is enoughBring back the “White Australia Policy” for the good of this once great country. And let’s get rid of the garbage here already.

    2008-10-13 12:40:32

  • Report Abusenourkhimto peter, you are full of crap, i’s a muslim and i belong in this country more than you do. you are toxic

    2008-10-13 12:40:18

  • Report AbuseHeatherOur country is doing fine without immigrants..if it wasn’t doing fine then immigrants wouldn’t bother coming.

    2008-10-13 12:40:12

  • Report Abusehhhaustralia should cut immigration specially in perth… daily students are arriving from many countries specially from india(gujrat). students are coming from melbourne and sydney and the problem of unemployment and accomodation is increasing…

    2008-10-13 12:39:52

  • Report AbusekoolkapsyHey Mr AUSSIE ?? wat do u think dat immigrants are snatching ur jobs ?? it means they have d capabilities and much better skills and above all MIND…so its nothing related to ur jobs i think…if u have that features …no 1 in dis world can defeat u or in ur words snatch ur jobs..

    2008-10-13 12:39:32

  • Report AbusekoolkapsyHey Mr AUSSIE ?? wat do u think dat immigrants are snatching ur jobs ?? it means they have d capabilities and much better skills and above all MIND…so its nothing related to ur jobs i think…if u have that features …no 1 in dis world can defeat u or in ur words snatch ur jobs..

    2008-10-13 12:39:20

  • Report AbuseVandiOliver, everyone chooses their own lifestyle and faces results. Dont’ damn those who do better. When you point a finger at others, three fingers point to you. Immigrants come in and Migrants go out. If you want to suceed work harder as most of Immigrants have done.

    2008-10-13 12:39:15

  • Report Abusehey Chelle, sorry abut that mate. same random. u deserve some dole in addition to ur efforts and it’s legit, honestly.

    2008-10-13 12:38:59

  • Report Abusevhastyall i can say thats why they keep getting migrants people because australian is depend to much on centerlink for all aussie bludger sitting on thier stupid bananas get a job lazy bludger

    2008-10-13 12:38:53

  • Report AbuseMarcoGlobilisation is a social experiment going bad at a rapid pace. Australians are now getting alienated in their own country, but you cant dare say such things or you labled racist ….

    2008-10-13 12:38:27

  • Report AbuseMiddle ManI have migrated a long time ago. I am a tertiary educated migrant and enjoy what Australia has to offer. I believe I offer my unique culture/personalities to Aussie’s.I notice that from economy, everything is more expensive here. Do you know why ? Because we do not have enough customers/consumer

    2008-10-13 12:38:01

  • Report AbusePeterJoey Triboune – I belong here, sorry! Australia is one of the worlds most succesful multi-cultural experiments, so its stupid to say we “can’t accept alternative culture/values”. We have, we do. Some cultures just happen to be toxic and a sane, mature nation says no. Islam is toxic.

    2008-10-13 12:37:47

  • Report AbuseThe problem with immigrants currently is the gen Y and below generations dont appreciate Australia enough. They beleive their home land is superior, whereas their parents the ones who initally moved out here, assimilated and are greatful to have been accepted into Australia.

    2008-10-13 12:37:47

  • Report Abusemystticmountainkapsy,not a stupid white country! it has grown to a multicultural one have you been under a rock? i don’t know anyone who has there forefathers birth place written on thier certificate, that is complelty illogical and not representing ones true origin.

    2008-10-13 12:37:27

  • Report Abusechirg2001Richard your comments are entirely inappropriate; the question is of capacity and practicality. I doubt that immigration is responsible for the ridiculous situation faced in parts of NSW, rather poor planning and the lack of a decent government is the problem.

    2008-10-13 12:37:08

  • Report AbuseI agree that immigrants need to be limited more than they currently are. Soon it won’t be a true Australia

    2008-10-13 12:37:00

  • Report AbuseEnough is enoughPlease no more from Africa or Asia. Should never have accepted such scum in the first place.

    2008-10-13 12:36:58

  • Report AbuseAussieTHese imigrants are becoming greedy and more powerful, they want to live in Australia and bring all there family here and become an aussie or claim its theres then want to churches built and there schools built, there doctors there belief, people can believe what they want and honour who they want

    2008-10-13 12:36:53

  • Report AbuseMarkIts not immigrants fault that our government doesnt spend any money on hospitals, roads, housing etc. Its our own stupid fault for letting the govt put all our money into lazy dole bludgers. I served in the military for this country so people had freedom to choose. Let them have it!

    2008-10-13 12:36:50

  • Report AbuseChelledanr_turner – yeah it wasnt aimed at landlords like you. Only at the outright owner ones. As for dole bludgers,I am not one! I have been trying to get a job for a few months cos of my deafness no bloody employer will see past that and I have all the skills. Makes me SO angry! I WANT TO WORK!

    2008-10-13 12:36:25

  • Report AbuseHeatherWho said who’s first in this country..scientists, etc tell us going on what they find, unless anyone knows otherwise? If one swears they will be Australian why not do things the Aussie way and not set out to build mosques, etc

    2008-10-13 12:35:54

  • Report AbusemwIn this economic climate, reducing immigration is a good idea due to the contraints on infrastructure (especially in NSW). However, taking a long-term view, Australia would cripple without immigration.

    2008-10-13 12:35:23

  • Report AbusePeople stop picking on Islamic believers or on basis of religion. First get to now the religion then speak further. No one here is a religious scholar to make such remarks. You don’t even know your own religion fully and you desecrate other’s. Talk about immigration if you would and on basis of fact

    2008-10-13 12:35:15

  • Report Abuseoliverm@Oh yes go on bring more in, to tell me how I should live my life and Lifestyle. With unemployment on the increase, I dont want to come second to an Asian, Indian or what not.

    2008-10-13 12:35:11

  • Report AbuseAussieWe dont want to be populated out of our own country, i didnt choose to be born here i just got lucky, this is a great country to live in but we need to keep it that way. so limit our imigration if not to stop it. things are changing

    2008-10-13 12:34:46

  • Report Abuseruywthe only rightfull owners of this land is the native flora and fauna the rest immigrated here from some where else including the aborigines.There you are.

    2008-10-13 12:34:21

  • Report AbusekapsyHi 5 ALI…absolutely right..tell me 1 thing which australians can really proud that its their own..from toilet paper to their clothes…yeah i think vegiemite is stii their own thing !! lol

    2008-10-13 12:34:13

  • Report Abusechirg2001Richard your comments are entirely inappropriate; the question is of capacity and practicality. I doubt that immigration is responsible for the ridiculous situation faced in parts of NSW, rather poor planning and the lack of a decent government is the problem.

    2008-10-13 12:34:12

  • Report AbusecobbyHypocritical? Point it out to me then and we shall see.

    2008-10-13 12:34:04

  • Report AbusePeople stop picking on Islamic believers or on basis of religion. First get to now the religion then speak further. No one here is a religious scholar to make such remarks. You don’t even know your own religion fully and you desecrate other’s. Talk about immigration if you would and on basis of fact

    2008-10-13 12:33:10

  • Report AbuseAussieSpend a bit more money of training up our aussie that cant find work due to skill, Help us thrive as a nation. Gang wars are happening in the cities due to cultural back grounds, communities are fighting over schools, they dont speak much english and we tonnes of them locked up on Christmas island

    2008-10-13 12:33:02

  • Report AbusePeter McAdamOur country can’t really afford to support migrants of any type really. Our failing health, education, unemployment, primary production, transport, housing and tax systems just can’t support any more people, even if they can work. Australia needs to urgently re-assess where this country is going!

    2008-10-13 12:32:57

  • Report AbusePauletAborininal people, say something DO SOMETHING !!!!!Chase all this white people out of your country. cHASE THIS S….. LITTLE COWBOYS OUT OF YOUR LAND.

    2008-10-13 12:32:55

  • Report AbusePeterThinking a little more, make the distinction regarding values. That’s really the key. Immigrants who share your (our) values (and are implicitly a benefit to society) should be welcomed. This has become more realized. Those that don’t can piss off. My opinions don’t count, but my wife’s do.

    2008-10-13 12:32:47

  • Report AbusePeople stop picking on Islamic believers or on basis of religion. First get to now the religion then speak further. No one here is a religious scholar to make such remarks. You don’t even know your own religion fully and you desecrate other’s. Talk about immigration if you would and on basis of fact

    2008-10-13 12:32:45

  • Report AbuseChelledanr_turner – yeah it wasnt aimed at landlords like you. Only at the outright owner ones. As for dole bludgers,I am not one! I have been trying to get a job for a few months cos of my deafness no bloody employer will see past that and I have all the skills. Makes me SO angry! I WANT TO WORK!

    2008-10-13 12:32:43

  • Report AbuseChomFaWherever you look, islam is a problem. If islam would modernise itself, and do the self-critique necessary to remove the worst of the hate speech in its ‘holy book’, we might start to listen. Until, islam is too dangerous, like a rabid dog. No way, not now, not ever, not one inch more.

    2008-10-13 12:32:32

  • Report AbuseBoniI think the most important is when immigrants have moved to Australia, please do not bring their “bad culture” and start thinking differently because we all here for the better otherwise we will still in our own country.

    2008-10-13 12:32:21

  • Report AbuseMusa KhanBut the amazing thing is that, no number of scorn, racial indifference from misinformed individuals will ever make me reconsider migrating to Australia, the greatest Nation in the World, Love it here and there are the other half of Australians who respect the hard work of migrants, they give us hope

    2008-10-13 12:32:09

  • Report Abusehey cobby, atleast i am not hypocritical.

    2008-10-13 12:32:01

  • Report AbusePeople stop picking on Islamic believers or on basis of religion. First get to now the religion then speak further. No one here is a religious scholar to make such remarks. You don’t even know your own religion fully and you desecrate other’s. Talk about immigration if you would and on basis of fact

    2008-10-13 12:31:46

  • Report AbuseMarkIts not immigrants fault that our government doesnt spend any money on hospitals, roads, housing etc. Its our own stupid fault for letting the govt put all our money into lazy dole bludgers. I served in the military for this country so people had freedom to choose. Let them have it!

    2008-10-13 12:31:35

  • Report AbuseJoey TribouneImmigration is not an issue at all. This is an immigrant country; Nobody truly ‘belongs’ in Australia. The greatest issue for the future of this country is the ignorance of those who can’t accept alternative culture/values. Wake up Australia!

    2008-10-13 12:31:32

  • Report AbuseFREEDOMwhy on earth would anyone want more middle easterns to come to australia ? All they do is join or make new and massive uncontrolable gangs…We have already seen what they have done to Western Sydney, Thanks to them they turned it to a ethnic ghetto and now they are controling all of sydney :(:(:(:(

    2008-10-13 12:31:16

  • Report AbuseAussieIm sorry But i totally Agree with the Imigration Cut, 100%. We are a multi Cultural Country, im not rasicist but it comes a time when we need to look at our selves and the Aussie unemployment numbers there are lots of Australians looking for work and cant find it but jobs are given to forienors.

    2008-10-13 12:30:53

  • Report Abusesmilleyaustralians have alays had there own culture not all aussies are just about beer we have always worked hard and played hard but australia is now full its time the government listened to the public no more migrants and anyone who disagrees should be taxed quaruple so that they can pay for them i wont

    2008-10-13 12:30:18

  • Report AbuseChelledanr_turner – yeah it wasnt aimed at landlords like you. Only at the outright owner ones. As for dole bludgers,I am not one! I have been trying to get a job for a few months cos of my deafness no bloody employer will see past that and I have all the skills. Makes me SO angry! I WANT TO WORK!

    2008-10-13 12:30:16

  • Report AbusekapsyU morons…we all are immigrants here…even kevin rudd !! tell me where d hell ur forefathers were born ??? some stupid white country knw ?? not on any of aboriginal’s land..when these ppl did’nt object when u invaded these innocents…who the hell you are to be racist or have discriminaton..

    2008-10-13 12:30:13

  • Report AbusePeople stop picking on Islamic believers or on basis of religion. First get to now the religion then speak further. No one here is a religious scholar to make such remarks. You don’t even know your own religion fully and you desecrate other’s. Talk about immigration if you would and on basis of fact

    2008-10-13 12:29:56

  • Report AbuseAlisome of you remind me of the ignorant female kangaroo in ” Horton’s who”. Australia will stand no where without trade with Asia and the ” non white” people. So get over your petty differences and compete on a fair level if you can!

    2008-10-13 12:29:30

  • Report AbusekapsyU morons…we all are immigrants here…even kevin rudd !! tell me where d hell ur forefathers were born ??? some stupid white country knw ?? not on any of aboriginal’s land..when these ppl did’nt object when u invaded these innocents…who the hell you are to be racist or have discriminaton..

    2008-10-13 12:29:11

  • Report AbusePeterActually SEROY, the geography was occupied by “non-whites”. Australia, a term not heard until about 150 years ago, is solely an Anglo-European construct. Assimilating to the status quo is all that is required to be “an Aussie”. Some refuse, hence this reports findings. They are not welcome.

    2008-10-13 12:28:32

  • Report AbuseChelledanr_turner – yeah it wasnt aimed at landlords like you. Only at the outright owner ones. As for dole bludgers,I am not one! I have been trying to get a job for a few months cos of my deafness no bloody employer will see past that and I have all the skills. Makes me SO angry! I WANT TO WORK!

    2008-10-13 12:28:25

  • Report AbuserichardWe should ask our indigenous friends what they think of the migration issue. After all they are the rightful owners of this land…

    2008-10-13 12:27:52

  • Report AbuserichardWe should ask our indigenous friends what they think of the migration issue. After all they are the rightful owners of this land…

    2008-10-13 12:27:41

  • Report AbuserichardWe should ask our indigenous friends what they think of the migration issue. After all they are the rightful owners of this land…

    2008-10-13 12:27:29

  • Report AbusecobbyMusa I think you can agree though, that until the infrastructure is built up to accommodate the population and any more increases there should be a freeze on immigration

    2008-10-13 12:27:28

  • Report AbuseSteveWhether you agree or not – one thing is for sure, the world is becoming a global community!! Now the immigration policy is changing, so we just have to manage as a country. At the end of the day I’m a proud Australian….

    2008-10-13 12:26:58

  • Report AbusekapsyU morons…we all are immigrants here…even kevin rudd !! tell me where d hell ur forefathers were born ??? some stupid white country knw ?? not on any of aboriginal’s land..when these ppl did’nt object when u invaded these innocents…who the hell you are to be racist or have discriminaton..

    2008-10-13 12:26:56

  • Report AbuserichardWe should ask our indigenous friends what they think of the migration issue. After all they are the rightful owners of this land…

    2008-10-13 12:26:42

  • Report AbuseCatherine LeeAust is 80% desert & can’t support huge intakes of immigrants. I had to take my daughter out of school in a foreign country as they made her life hell, because she’s Australian. They threw her lunch at her,laughed at her attempts to write, totally alienated her, etc.

    2008-10-13 12:26:35

  • Report AbuseChellecobby – high five! I agree with you! To the random, READ all the posts! What Cobby and I have said for example aren’t bull and we are talking the facts!

    2008-10-13 12:26:31

  • Report Abusedanr_turnerA note to chelle.I am a landlord and don’t own a house outright yet.I work hard ( 12hrs a day up to 6 days a week),all this so as one day I can be a self funded retiree and not rely on other peoples taxes.By the way all the furniture I OWN is second hand. Budget and hard work!Kick the bludgers.

    2008-10-13 12:26:10

  • Report AbuseMusa KhanThis is what I mean….Seroy… It would not matter what I say…It does boil down to my religion… “propagate Islam..GO HOME” yeah.. this is the mentality that causes all this misinformation.. Immigration did not ruin infrastructure, Government not improving infrastructure that ruined it for all.

    2008-10-13 12:25:16

  • Report AbuseChelleYeah if muslims want to come here just to make their stupid dangerous religion grow here, they can go the hell home and stay there! We don’t want their religion here or their stupid dangerous ways!!

    2008-10-13 12:25:08

  • Report Abuserussthe migrants put a stain on the hospital system .lower the standard this country asspires to

    2008-10-13 12:25:02

  • Report AbusecobbyThe random that said this “V for Vendetta well said and Vandi and TJ awesome. some others total bull and ignorant and lazy and bigot.” Maybe we could say you’re ignorant too?

    2008-10-13 12:24:58

  • Report AbuseQUEYes Australia has different people from all ova the world what everyone should learn is Aboriginal culture our culture has survived for a long time. Our ancestors roam this country in spirit what about yours. your spirit is still ova sea’s back at your birth country.

    2008-10-13 12:24:44

  • Report AbuseTJThats a good point about the landlords and i think its the same for employers too–they are the ones who set the price of rent/wages– An immigrant,happy to be here in the first place,will accept higher rent/lower wages..Who is to blame for that? It is the landlords who raise the prices,blame THEM.

    2008-10-13 12:24:34

  • Report AbuseChelleYeah if muslims want to come here just to make their stupid dangerous religion grow here, they can go the hell home and stay there! We don’t want their religion here or their stupid dangerous ways!!

    2008-10-13 12:24:10

  • Report AbuseV for Vendetta well said and Vandi and TJ awesome. some others total bull and ignorant and lazy and bigot.

    2008-10-13 12:23:34

  • Report Abuseminathere seems to be a higher level of hostility towards migrants but do not forget that every single person here is a migrant whether you came here today or a hundred years ago. If an individual is good enough in their own right than they have no need to be insecure or threatening or racist.

    2008-10-13 12:23:33

  • Report Abusepratikforjobif Australian people wants to keep going development and progress in future, they have to allowed migrants. it’s behind reason that australia need more than 2,00,000 skilled people for development and growth of economy in all leading sector like construction, engineering, medical and almost all sect

    2008-10-13 12:23:18

  • Report AbuseChelleAlso I found out that crime started to rise when idiots brought in those insane prisoners that their country didn’t want anymore in the earlier centuries all from Britain!! Grrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! GO HOME CRIMINALS!

    2008-10-13 12:22:16

  • Report AbusePeterI immigrated to Australia as a (loving) spouse. I was/am a skilled worker in a shortage and overall a benefit to society. Cut sponsored immigration (spouses and children, skilled or employer sponsored)? No way. Think, and make the distinction. Immigration is vital to Australia’s aging population

    2008-10-13 12:22:14

  • Report Abusemusicmatedjseveryone is welcome to migrate to this country provided they must go through the migration rules and pass the certain qualifications that immigration has set. We need a lot of younger skilled people from overseas who will make this country a better one.

    2008-10-13 12:21:43

  • Report AbusekeithspozV for Vendetta. If the migrants you talk about are representative of populations that are “harder working” than Australians why have these economies failed to the point that their workers are looking elsewhere. Further, if Australian culture is so boring, why don’t the migrants stay “home”.

    2008-10-13 12:21:32

  • Report AbuseSEROYTONY, THIS COUNTRY WAS INHABITED BY NON WHITES IT IS THE WHITES WHO ARE THE IMMIGRANTS YOUR THINKING IS A BIT STUPID REALLY!

    2008-10-13 12:21:10

  • Report AbuserichardFrom the Australian Department of Immigration’s website: “Europe (23.6 per cent) was the largest contributor to settler arrivals followed by Oceania (19.6 per cent), Southeast Asia (14.0 per cent) and Southern Asia (13.2 per cent)”. Europeans and New Zealanders make up 43% of all migrants,Asia 27%.

    2008-10-13 12:21:00

  • Report AbuseSEROYTONY, THIS COUNTRY WAS INHABITED BY NON WHITES IT IS THE WHITES WHO ARE THE IMMIGRANTS YOUR THINKING IS A BIT STUPID REALLY!

    2008-10-13 12:20:42

  • Report Abusebicckybabeaustralia has always been the home of the battler. when people from opther countrys come here and refuse to assimilate to our way of life, we risk losing our identity. assimilate or just go somewhere else and pracice your dangerous religons.

    2008-10-13 12:20:12

  • Report AbuseChelleSPOT on Jon! Until the economy improves greatly, we can’t accept any more immigrants and their countries probably can’t either. Thats the reality so Rudd is right!

    2008-10-13 12:19:38

  • Report AbuseEngland lost the plot with labours immagration policy! and lost their identity? The English cant call them selves English’ not allowed in to certain areas of towns because of their religeon But aslong as they voted labour the Immigrants would be alright

    2008-10-13 12:19:33

  • Report AbuseRafyou have to get good migrants, not muslims. The Aussie government brang heaps of muslims during the Lebanese civil war that was there problem

    2008-10-13 12:19:32

  • Report AbuseSEROYTONY, THIS COUNTRY WAS INHABITED BY NON WHITES IT IS THE WHITES WHO ARE THE IMMIGRANTS YOUR THINKING IS A BIT STUPID REALLY!

    2008-10-13 12:19:14

  • Report AbuseHonestly, without the migrants the whole Australian economy will not grow so fast as they bring in money and investment. The migrants are hard working and not seldom creat social problems. Dun deny that you treasure your HAPPY HOURS, your DRINKS more than everything.

    2008-10-13 12:18:36

  • Report AbuseVandiChill out people. There is nothing wrong with immigration. It’s us here who have to work on our own attitudes. No one owns the world. Stiff trees break in winds. Flexible grass still survives. Pointing fingers is useless. Check the facts.

    2008-10-13 12:18:32

  • Report AbuseChelleNot good Cobby that you were shut out cos of older migrants. Same thing happened to me too!!! Still working hard myself to find another job!!

    2008-10-13 12:18:27

  • Report AbuseJonIf only 46% of people want immigration cut, 54% are ignorant or do not care about the poor and the workers. We are the ones competing with millions of migrants for jobs and rental properties. Australia cannot support any more people environmentally anyhow.

    2008-10-13 12:16:40

  • Report AbuseChelleAgree with Aussiegirl – landlords need a good kick! They already own the houses outright and still charge too much rent! V for Vendetta thats true in a way, some aussies are WAY too lazy and need to be turfed out to a 3rd world country instead! How about a migrant swap?

    2008-10-13 12:16:36

  • Report AbusecobbyV for Vendetta if you don’t like the “beach, bbq, beer” culture it’s called an airport mate. And all this crap about Aussies not wanting to work? I’ve been working my arse off for years trying to get into my dream job, only to be shut out at the last door due to older migrants

    2008-10-13 12:16:24

  • Report AbuseTony AlbertsonOnly allow skilled immigrants from Europe, and that is all. No muslims, no non-whites, no asians, no middle easterners. Watch then how NSW would become a better place. To people who think I’m wrong… get off your fat f..king arse and go travel through all of Europe to see what sh!t really is!

    2008-10-13 12:16:17

  • Report AbuseSEROYI disagree, sudanese here dont work how about sending them to the orchards or stations to earn a living and reduce labour costs.

    2008-10-13 12:16:06

  • Report AbuseQueAustralia is a good country but when it comes for Aboriginal poeple wanting employment we wait for nearly up to 3 to 5 weeks for an answer. But when an foreigner comes they are given everything from our gov a grant to start up new business new car new house money for thier kids for school {not fair}

    2008-10-13 12:15:59

  • Report AbusecobbyV for Vendetta if you don’t like the “beach, bbq, beer” culture it’s called an airport mate. And all this crap about Aussies not wanting to work? I’ve been working my arse off for years trying to get into my dream job, only to be shut out at the last door due to older migrants

    2008-10-13 12:15:32

  • Report AbuseVandiChill out people. There is nothing wrong with immigration. It’s us here who have to work on our own attitudes. No one owns the world. Stiff trees break in winds. Flexible grass still survives. Pointing fingers is useless. Check the facts.

    2008-10-13 12:15:22

  • Report AbuseMusa Khancome on…… It is Academics like this Katharine Betts who fuel racial hatred and misinformation. History lesson folks, Australia IS A MULTICULTURAL NATION that was build on immigration, and the best in the world full stop. I am a 26 year old immigrant and worked hard since I arrived Shall I leave?

    2008-10-13 12:14:43

  • Report AbuseMusa Khancome on…… It is Academics like this Katharine Betts who fuel racial hatred and misinformation. History lesson folks, Australia IS A MULTICULTURAL NATION that was build on immigration, and the best in the world full stop. I am a 26 year old immigrant and worked hard since I arrived Shall I leave?

    2008-10-13 12:14:39

  • Report AbuseV for VendettaWithout migrants, Australia would become a dead, boring, dull country. Migrants work harder than the Aussies. Thus, they contribute a lot to the economy. Aside from that, they have stronger and more colorful culture. What is Australian culture anyway? Barbecue, beach, and beer? Boring!

    2008-10-13 12:14:31

  • Report AbuseChelledarrylankaylene – yeah yeah those skilled are welcome but we dont get that many skilled ppl in! This country is OVERCROWDED and I have to deal with bloody crowds everyday! Get over it!

    2008-10-13 12:14:03

  • Report AbuseMusa Khancome on…… It is Academics like this Katharine Betts who fuel racial hatred and misinformation. History lesson folks, Australia IS A MULTICULTURAL NATION that was build on immigration, and the best in the world full stop. I am a 26 year old immigrant and worked hard since I arrived Shall I leave?

    2008-10-13 12:13:38

  • Report AbuseSEROYI disagree, sudanese here dont work how about sending them to the orchards or stations to earn a living and reduce labour costs.

    2008-10-13 12:13:29

  • Report AbuseJonathonWake up Australia…we cant find affordable housing to either rent or buy, our public transport and roads are choked, and why are us taxpayers paying billions to fund welfare for all these “refugees”? If the politicians dont do something about this situation the country will be a mess.

    2008-10-13 12:13:10

  • Report AbuserichardIf there is not enough housing its because of lack of strategic planning by the government. If you can’t afford the rent, get a job!! This country is going through a very low unemployment rate so there is no reason to be unemployed, unless you are a lazy, whingeing native.Don’t blame migration.

    2008-10-13 12:12:53

  • V for VendettaWithout migrants, Australia would become a dead, boring, dull country. Migrants work harder than the Aussies. Thus, they contribute a lot to the economy. Aside from that, they have stronger and more colorful culture. What is Australian culture anyway? Barbecue, beach, and beer? Boring!

    2008-10-13 12:12:37

  • Report AbuseDavisSdont worry folks….we are headed for the biggest depression ever….when in history did the Govt underwrite retail deposits!! Unemployment will soar and we wont need the migrants.

    2008-10-13 12:12:26

  • Report AbuseAussie girlRichard, I have a job, a very good stable job. But that doesnt mean i can afford the rent easily. The rent prices are a joke and its not because i dont have a job.

    2008-10-13 12:12:03

  • Report AbuseAussie girlRichard, I have a job, a very good stable job. But that doesnt mean i can afford the rent easily. The rent prices are a joke and its not because i dont have a job.

    2008-10-13 12:12:03

  • Report AbuseSEROYI think its time we woke up and curtailed certain elements in immigrants. We have more muslim migration that any other western/ developed country in the world and now we have huge amounts of lazy migrants who have no time to learn english let alone assimilate themselves to the rest of the countr

    2008-10-13 12:12:03

  • Report AbuseChelle(contd)anymore immigrants in this country! Sunny you need a good kick up your bum! HOW DARE you say “free money and a place!”WEN I HAVE TO PAY EVERYTHING FOR YOU TO GET YOUR “FREE MONEY & PLACE” and I’m struggling! GO HOME!

    2008-10-13 12:11:48

  • Report AbuseVandiBenjamin, definitely DIMIA selcts best of applicants and not bulk of applicants. Immigration Criteria are revised almost every 3 months to update for socio-economic requirements of the Nation.

    2008-10-13 12:10:30

  • Report AbusedarrylankayleneFirstly most immigrants are educated,skilled,and are sought by this country Australia because there are not enough ppl educated enough to fill in job positions. Please before you judge us most of us dont care about who fits in where you got the problem with imigrants you can leave

    2008-10-13 12:09:55

  • Report AbuseChelleMichael why don’t you just grow up and stop blaming Rudd and Rudd voters AND take a good look at the facts before you start blaming him. He is trying to do the right thing – LOOK at the economical situation right now. WE don’t have many jobs here now, and not many places to rent, we DONT NEED any

    2008-10-13 12:09:54

  • Report AbuseglendishIs really incredible.Australia need the inmigration,the health system is really lack of doctors ,dentists,nurses.Moreover need hands for work in the contruction,and another matters.

    2008-10-13 12:09:34

  • Report AbuseTJBut even those born here–how long have your families been here in comparison to the indigenous population? What about if someone had refused YOUR family entry to Australia–you would be 100% English/Dutch/German etc. instead. I think your definition of Australian needs to be open to adjustment

    2008-10-13 12:09:13

  • Report Abusemcd123456I advertised for a flatmate and all who applied told me they had looked at discusting places they were asked to share rooms with strangers. These were run by immigrants that could barely speak English. Asking $175-$220 per person per week. HOW IS THAT LEGAL DO SOMETHING they are listed on GUMTREE.

    2008-10-13 12:09:06

  • Report AbuserichardIf there is not enough housing its because of lack of strategic planning by the government. If you can’t afford the rent, get a job!! This country is going through a very low unemployment rate so there is no reason to be unemployed, unless you are a lazy, whingeing native.Don’t blame migration.

    2008-10-13 12:08:46

  • Report AbusebenjamindylanjacobsVandi, its about quality not quantity

    2008-10-13 12:08:15

  • Report AbusealI am Canadian and I met lots of Aussies who came to work and even immigrate to Canada. I just think it’s fantastic that they have this opportunity. I’m now trying to immigrate to Oz and it’s such a pain. If you close your doors to immigrants, don’t expect them to reciprocate.

    2008-10-13 12:08:11

  • Report AbuseVandiTax payers money goes to people in need through govt agencies. Immigrants are not allowed to get on benefits as precondition to come in is capability to work and pay taxes. Get facts right people.

    2008-10-13 12:07:05

  • Report Abusessragsaustin, damn right dude. Australia 99% immigrants and 1% aboriginals. only difference is some got here early and some late and contributions by early immigrant or later one is a very very abstract and questionable one. nobody NOBODY owns a country they just belong.

    2008-10-13 12:06:33

  • Report AbusebenjamindylanjacobsVandi, its about quality not quantity

    2008-10-13 12:06:26

  • Report AbuseMichaelWell we can only have ourselves to blame when we voted Rudd. Did anyone notice what his foreign policy and immigration policy was. The sad fact is Australia will not update itself with the rest of the region that has race based foreign labour policis. We must brand migrants from Asia as expats too

    2008-10-13 12:06:12

  • Report AbusebenjamindylanjacobsVandi, its about quality not quantity

    2008-10-13 12:05:35

  • Report AbuseKonstantineI’m sick of political correctness. My parents immigrated here from Europe after WW2 and have always worked.This is an amazing country and we do not realise how beautiful it truly is. Australia as “The lucky country” is only a reality when all can integrate and contribute to the welfare of the nation

    2008-10-13 12:05:24

  • Report Abusebenjamindylanjacobsmysstic mountain well said, I’m with you. 100% aussie. If your born here, you are no longer a migrant from another land.

    2008-10-13 12:04:21

  • Report Abuseyoung_lion29I agree its time 2 reduce migrant intakes.Yes,we all have to agree the different people coming to our country has been good. But we need to take in consideration the upcoming economic climate,the fact that housing and rental availabilities is worsing,regardless of skill’s we need 2 reduce imagration

    2008-10-13 12:03:59

  • Report Abuseyoung_lion29I agree its time 2 reduce migrant intakes.Yes,we all have to agree the different people coming to our country has been good. But we need to take in consideration the upcoming economic climate,the fact that housing and rental availabilities is worsing,regardless of skill’s we need 2 reduce imagration

    2008-10-13 12:03:08

  • Report AbuseAussie ChickAgree with angelina and mcd!

    2008-10-13 12:02:34

    1. Report Abuseyoung_lion29I agree its time 2 reduce migrant intakes.Yes,we all have to agree the different people coming to our country has been good. But we need to take in consideration the upcoming economic climate,the fact that housing and rental availabilities is worsing,regardless of skill’s we need 2 reduce imagration

      2008-10-13 12:01:45

    2. Report AbuseVandiFor info of tommygun. Australia is 2.25 times size of India and it’s population is 1.12% of Indian Population. Entire population of Oz = Population of Mumbai. Hopefully that sets the figures straight. Check on the net if in doubt

      2008-10-13 12:01:37

    3. Report Abusekristinhegvoldto be honest maybe we are a bit racist but lets take a look at why. you go to certain parts of sydney and its spot the aussie. then theres the fact that theres so many australians who are on unemployment compared to immigrants who all have employment

      2008-10-13 12:01:30

    4. Report Abusebenjamindylanjacobsmysstic mountain well said, I’m with you. 100% aussie. If your born here, you are no longer a migrant from another land.

      2008-10-13 12:01:30

    5. Report Abuse100% AussieWe are not all Migrants, at some stage yes some of them were but eventually we were being born here in Australia, i am not a migrant at all. The only place i migrated from what the end of my dad’s ****

      2008-10-13 12:00:49

    6. Report AbuseangelinabrennanWhy should people born in this country be living in poverty (needing to use food stamps) & we still let in migrants who go straight onto welfare and live off tax payers money. I’ve been in the workforce since 14 paying my taxes and now my family can’t even find a rental property! Look after our own!

      2008-10-13 12:00:07

    7. Report AbuseangelinabrennanWhy should people born in this country be living in poverty (needing to use food stamps) & we still let in migrants who go straight onto welfare and live off tax payers money. I’ve been in the workforce since 14 paying my taxes and now my family can’t even find a rental property! Look after our own!

      2008-10-13 11:59:40

    8. Report Abusemcd123456STOP immigration now as it is overcrowded. I am Australian. It just took me 3 months to find an afordable rental apartment. These immigrants are snapping all accommodation flats and houses and turning them into illegal sleeping dumps with 10 TO 20 in 2bdrm, 1 bthrm SYD,WORLD TOWER, ARREST THEM.

      2008-10-13 11:59:31

    9. Report AbuseGo! Get rid of them

      2008-10-13 11:59:25

    10. Report Abusetravelon4ever@no migrants from afrika..none from the middle east..none from asia..it must be stopped..australia has been changed for the worse because of these people.

      2008-10-13 11:59:20

    11. Report Abuseyoung_lion29Hey Sunny, That what most of us are talking about. Leting into Australia 1 person and the whole clan that add’s nothing to this country. Do your bit and stop bludging off the people who have embrassed you and given you a chance, otherwise go somewhere else or back home where you can get a job.

      2008-10-13 11:59:02

    12. Report Abusebenjamindylanjacobsmysstic mountain well said, I’m with you. 100% aussie. If your born here, you are no longer a migrant from another land.

      2008-10-13 11:58:52

    13. Report Abusebenjamindylanjacobsmysstic mountain well said, I’m with you. 100% aussie. If your born here, you are no longer a migrant from another land.

      2008-10-13 11:58:31

    14. Report AbuseangelinabrennanWhy should people born in this country be living in poverty (needing to use food stamps) & we still let in migrants who go straight onto welfare and live off tax payers money. I’ve been in the workforce since 14 paying my taxes and now my family can’t even find a rental property! Look after our own!

      2008-10-13 11:57:48

    15. Report AbuseAdvocateThere’s no housing, no employment. Where will the over 200 000 new migrants during the 2008/09 year live and work? Immigration needs to be reduced until Australia can provide efficient Settlement assistance to newly arrived migrants. People need to stop politicizing the issue

      2008-10-13 11:57:30

    16. Report AbuseKeithIt’s all down to water people! Oz is the most arid country on the planet. It can not support anymore than 24 million from my understanding, and the other camp say 60 mill. Too which I say again, if every summer dams in every capital come down to around 20%. What are the other 36mill going to drink?

      2008-10-13 11:57:22

    17. Report AbuseangelinabrennanWhy should people born in this country be living in poverty (needing to use food stamps) & we still let in migrants who go straight onto welfare and live off tax payers money. I’ve been in the workforce since 14 paying my taxes and now my family can’t even find a rental property! Look after our own!

      2008-10-13 11:57:09

    18. Report Abusetommygun69auThere is too many people here already its not about racism just look at the housing affordability and rental crisis more people less land so i support ending migration or cutting back to ease economic pressure.

      2008-10-13 11:56:59

    19. Report Abusegdiver38Beware of the differences between migrants and refugees. Migrants choose to come here, jump through a lot of hoops to be allowed to come and have met a lot of criteria including, but not limited to, language skills, employable skills, medical screening and police checks. R’gee criteria is different.

      2008-10-13 11:56:53

    20. Report AbuseVandiChickens!! Work to get what you want. Stop complaining about others who do better. Immigrants become Australian by Choice not by chance. World is not your backyard anymore. It is an open playfield. Wake up and put a decent fight before complaining.

      2008-10-13 11:56:38

    21. Report AbuseIt isn’t immigration that we need to stop as immigration also contributes to the growth rate & expansion of Australia’s future.What we need to stop is the need to continually integrate other cultures instead of them accepting OZ culture.Why does McDonalds use Halal meat when I am NOT eating a kebab?

      2008-10-13 11:56:35

    22. Report Abusetommygun69auThere is too many people here already its not about racism just look at the housing affordability and rental crisis more people less land so i support ending migration or cutting back to ease economic pressure.

      2008-10-13 11:55:09

    23. Report AbusebenjamindylanjacobsEnough of the anti-white statement’s thanks. It’s offensive, racist and uncalled for.

      2008-10-13 11:55:00

    24. Report AbuseGibrillaIt is really sad to think these issues of prejudice and racism still exist.Who are Australians any? All of us are, whether you came here as prisoner or as refugee does not matter.For all of us are now helping to make Australia progress in all aspect that is needed to make a country powerful.

      2008-10-13 11:54:53

    25. Report AbuseTJIm an immigrant too — but of course because im white and i speak English no one has ever suggested i dont ‘fit in’ here(though a few have suggested i should “Go Home!”).Australian racism is so deep set that many refuse to acknowledge it as such…or simply dont understand what racism is…

      2008-10-13 11:54:41

    26. ssragsaustin, damn right dude. Australia 99% immigrants and 1% aboriginals. only difference is some got here early and some late and contributions by early immigrant or later one is a very very abstract and questionable one. nobody NOBODY owns a country they just belong.

      2008-10-13 11:54:28

    27. Report AbuseangelinabrennanWhy should people born in this country be living in poverty (needing to use food stamps) & we still let in migrants who go straight onto welfare and live off tax payers money. I’ve been in the workforce since 14 paying my taxes and now my family can’t even find a rental property! Look after our own!

      2008-10-13 11:54:18

    28. Report AbusemystticmountainWe are all not migrants, i didn’t migrate to Australia, to say everyone is a migrant is ignoring those that were born here and have pushed for the government to acknowledge its passed wrongs with Aboriginal peoples, stop waving the flag that aussies who are born here are migrants, we love this land!

      2008-10-13 11:53:43

    29. Report Abusevicpeople that complained about new migrants who got a decent job and they whinged that the jobs are being taken away from them are just lazy dole bludgers! Where i work for 19 years now, people come and go and they dont last. so we have lots of workers on working visa.bludgers get a job and a life!

      2008-10-13 11:53:29

    30. Report Abusecaptaincrook73AS..wake up to yourself….a migrant needs to work twice as hard for that uni or job position in the first place….secondly, its the one who deserves the position gets it rite?….give your children a good education and you wont have regrets….

      2008-10-13 11:52:02

    31. Report AbuseGo! Get rid of them

      2008-10-13 11:51:41

    32. Report AbuseSay_no_to_racismIf all migrants are whites, no Australians mind immigration. They are against it only because most migrants are NOT whites. When is this stupid racism stop in Australia?

      2008-10-13 11:51:35

    33. Report AbuseVandiMany are concerned for Immigrants taking their jobs. However, everyone agrees only the deserving should get the job as Oz is a land of equal opportunities. So why scared of being competent and competing to get what you want? Do it!!! No one will stop you.

      2008-10-13 11:51:16

    34. Report AbusekK PHILLIPSI agree with A.S.wot about our kids what because we are aussies we dont count

      2008-10-13 11:50:56

    35. Report AbuseTJEVERYONE here outside of the indigenous population is an immigrant,or descended from a migrant family. To me it is a huge joke that white Australia cries foul about immigration and lays the blame for so many of its problems at the feet of the Asian/Muslim/non-white communities.

      2008-10-13 11:49:14

    36. Report Abusegdiver38Beware of the differences between migrants and refugees. Migrants choose to come here, jump through a lot of hoops to be allowed to come and have met a lot of criteria including, but not limited to, language skills, employable skills, medical screening and police checks. R’gee criteria is different.

      2008-10-13 11:48:46

    37. Report Abuseaustin90% of the products we use are from china and india, i guess we are surviving becas of them , if we mingle with them then we can say ok they are living the australian way , but without even giving a chance to them we say they dont follow our values, how many of u hav a immigrant friends

      2008-10-13 11:47:05

    38. Report Abusejoytomy your 100% right.

      2008-10-13 11:46:59

    39. Report AbuseAmanandaYolandaI enjoy the cultural diversity of my adopted country. Yes, like those in the photo, I was born overseas–but being a well-spoken, educated white migrant, no one ever suggested I “go home” (and after 50 years, where would I go!) Why not even the mix–attract more migrants to rural regions?

      2008-10-13 11:46:37

    40. Report AbuseArdent ObserverRajiv. You are kidding right? Australia has an unemployment rate of 4.7 per cent and climbing. We have no need for skilled or unskilled immigrants with so many without work. As for the size of the country in relation to the population, much of Australia is semi-arid and inhospitable desert.

      2008-10-13 11:46:31

    41. Report AbuseMegI agree with Shaun…..

      2008-10-13 11:46:19

    42. Report AbuseMarkI dont get why this picture acompanies this article.

      2008-10-13 11:45:52

    43. Report AbusebenjamindylanjacobsTo Brad hahahaha, mate you should be deported.

      2008-10-13 11:45:08

    44. Report AbuseVandiNo pointing fingers but people against immigration should do some introspection. Government Chooses Policies considering the socio-economic condition of the nation. Migrants come in because they are needed. 70% of Oz today is Migrant anyway. As for crime, criminal do not come in Brands.

      2008-10-13 11:44:42

    45. Report AbuseMarkI dont get why this picture acompanies this article.

      2008-10-13 11:44:40

    46. Report Abuseand all of us need migrants, we do not mind products from third world countries but we mind ppl from their, for heaven sake the we all are one, we change color and physical being through the places we live, if u live in a cold country ur white, in a hot country ur white, dont be prejudice ppl think

      2008-10-13 11:44:36

    47. Report AbuseA.S.I agree the intake should be cut, would you consider me racist if my reasons concern my children being able to get into uni or get the job they want when the time comes, but can’t due to a migrant getting the positions? racism has nothing to do with it, what about the young australians already here?

      2008-10-13 11:44:22

    48. Report AbuseMegI agree with Shaun…..

      2008-10-13 11:43:45

    49. Report AbuseJamesHey Shaun, you got the wrong idea! Migrants are not always unwanted people of their own countries. If they knew, all aussie got this idea, they won’t immigrate to develop this country

      2008-10-13 11:43:28

    50. Report Abuseozmosis2323Unfortunately a large percentage of immigrants come from countries where kindness and generosity are seen as weakness. The federal ALP intends to increase immigration from India and Muslim middle Eastern countries the biggest breeders so get use to it.

      2008-10-13 11:41:49

    1. JJAs far as crime goes, if you’re priveleged enough to be living in this (once) great country and you break the law, you should be sent back to where you came from…immediately, along with any family you may have with you. I think that should be the rule worldwide. Stuff up, get out.

      2008-10-13 11:41:40

    2. Report Abuseremember all of you this country was built earlier because of migration, and at one point all of us were migrants from another country, australia is recent just couple of years old, we were not born here 2000yrs back, so what right do we have to say to cut the migration, as SSRags said see the big p

      2008-10-13 11:41:39

    3. Report AbusemavverickAustralia gets more money from international students.so why say no to migrants? and its the bitter truth that asian students are clever than white students… too bad!!!!!!!!!!!!

      2008-10-13 11:41:37

    4. Report AbuseYianniI think that in NSW a large percentage of immigrant population is Muslim and the perception of Muslims, whether justified or not, is that they do not respect our Judao-Christian democratic values. We are witness to what is happening in countries like the UK and France with a large Muslim population.

      2008-10-13 11:41:35

    5. Report AbuseRajivAs we know Austr..is a big country and the popu.. here is just 20 million appr.. which is very low as compared to the area. So there is a great need of people in this country. The only poulation now cannot completely fulfill the manpower needs so the skilled migrants only should be allowed to stay.

      2008-10-13 11:40:47

    6. Report AbuseepahgiIt is silly to think that reducing the number of migration is equivalent to racist. I am a migrant as well but I do support that the idea for the government to reduce the number of migrations not only just the number but also the origin of the people that come to australia(prefer european).

      2008-10-13 11:40:38

    7. Report AbusebenjamindylanjacobsTo Brad hahahaha, mate you should be deported.

      2008-10-13 11:40:25

    8. Report AbuseHard workerIf Aussies took the time to hire and train other Aussies we wouldnt need to bring in ppl, but no one wants to do that anymore. As for filling in those fruit picking jobs and positions like that, make it compulsary for dole bludgers to do it or cut the dole.

      2008-10-13 11:40:19

    9. Report Abuseali khani really appreciate that but think about the other countries where war is all the time, no place for shelter and no food to fill stomach and education is far far from their mind. therefore, people don’t be mean. however, aus gov should send migrants to empty areas for ex n.terr or west aus.

      2008-10-13 11:40:09

    10. Report AbusebenjamindylanjacobsAfter the Aborigines, there are many Aussie families who have been here for 4 generations, 100’s years worth of industrialization, contribution and building Australia. How is it our media give’s the microphone & the voice to newer migrants who are inexperienced to our values and culture?

      2008-10-13 11:37:53

    11. Report AbuseBrad LeonardoAustralians who don’t understand the importance of migration are simply uneducated, racist and insecure because a lot of migrants are more skilled and intelligent than they are. There had been studies in the US that show this fact: IQ of asians is higher than the IQ of whites, do your research!!!

      2008-10-13 11:37:25

    12. Report AbusetomyAll are migrants here ,except the aboriginals.Who has the right to say no?

      2008-10-13 11:36:54

    13. Report Abusessragsand don’t be a frog in the well.

      2008-10-13 11:36:19

    14. Report AbusejodiI think migration should be stopped altogether for a while, at least until Australia gets back on it’s feet. The authorities carry on about our “well below average” rainfall but it’s not the rainfall thats changed, it’s the population. Too many people and not enough resources.

      2008-10-13 11:36:13

    15. Report AbusessragsHey Nick, u care about ur suburb but look what these developed countries have done to most other countries in the world. downright exploitation and human rights violations and caused all the misery and deaths and continue to do so callously. US, world bank, IMF, UN, EU etc. big picture mate and

      2008-10-13 11:35:57

    16. Report AbuseAussie GirlMigration is fine, as long as they come here and become part of Australia. But thats not happening, we are changing our ways to suit them.Christmas and Easter are two examples. Whats the point in leaving thier country to come here if they want us to change ours to suit them??

      2008-10-13 11:35:53

    17. Report AbusemystticmountainMark, not everyone in Aus comes from a different country, i was born in Australia and there are many others born in Australia too!

      2008-10-13 11:35:22

    18. Report Abusereecei believe we should slow immigration big time because we dont have a lot of the inferstructure needed just yet. that plus their so self obsorbed in bringing and preeching their religions and culture and in cases dont even speak english nor care to lear and keep to themselves. a lot should p#ss off 2

      2008-10-13 11:35:14

    19. Report AbuseToriWe all are migrated rooting. Accept the way of change time by time. One thing is to thanks for Aborigin people who have settled and have right in this land. I agree Australia needs appropiated and skilled migrants, not just refugee or working holiday visa in order to decrease unemployment percentage

      2008-10-13 11:34:15

    20. Report AbusejoeAs an immigrant myself, I felt the effects of overflooding of inadvertent immigration in my stay here in sydney.roads are more crowded, environment is deteriorating, hospitals are more packed,and people,less friendly and tolerent.the problem, I reckon, is not immigration, but it has to be selective.

      2008-10-13 11:33:16

    21. Report AbuseShaunImmigration is the result of people not wanting to remain in their own country. Why not fix the real problem in their home countries that way imigration would nearly dissapear. If not then ban immigration until we can afford it again.

      2008-10-13 11:33:09

    22. Report AbuseBrad LeonardoThey should only limit migrant intake of people who pose threat to general safety, not those people who are skilled who come here to work and live honest lives. They contribute so much to the Australian economy and those who are against migrants in general just don’t understand that.

      2008-10-13 11:32:44

    23. Report AbusemystticmountainMigration has been a good thing for Aust but i do think particularly nsw is getting way over populated, rental properties hard to find, parking hard, just going from a to b a nightmare,Aus has been generous enough we need to look after who is already here!

      2008-10-13 11:32:28

    24. Report Abuseozzie_bruceI don’t think this is at all racist in terms of what is happening in NSW currently. The roads are over congested, rental properties are near not available, governmental assistance is poorly funded and job security is falling. We don’t have infrastructure to support continue growth.

      2008-10-13 11:31:11

    25. Report Abuseword@nick – go report to the police!

      2008-10-13 11:30:04

    26. ssragsboring

      2008-10-13 11:28:29

    27. Report Abusessragsthe migrants have made Australia a very special place so multicultural. it’s so wonderful to be extremely lucky to live in a place that’ s got people from every continent and almost every country in the world. most countries in the world comprise of homogenous populations and it’s really really ….

      2008-10-13 11:28:13

    28. Report AbuseMarkyou lot of ****s don’t you know where we all came from …. every one in oz came from another country ,so to say stop them from comming to oz you might as well send your Mum and dad back where they came from as well (think about it) before you chuck the first stone Hey ???

      2008-10-13 11:27:25

    29. Report Abusesquish_ieI appreciate migration as a necessary thing how many australian wanted to do the jobs that they have filled. But with all the predictions that the unemployment figures are going to rise lets limit new migrants so that those of us here have a chance of finding work in the coming hard times

      2008-10-13 11:23:22

    30. Report AbusejdsevillajrThe people against it are simply racists and insecure.

      2008-10-13 11:22:21

    31. Report Abusemilad747spThe migrants improved Australian economy, culture and specifically life style, but appropirate migrants not refugee or work visa holder.

      2008-10-13 11:16:19

    32. Report AbuseThe quiet was good while it lasted.Race issues and political correctness aside, Sydney is literally being consumed by its own popularity. When I bought my house in Western Sydney 12 years ago we only had local traffic, no flight paths and just barely adequate public transport. Since then 2 new suburbs have been created at my door!

      2008-10-13 11:16:00

    33. Report AbusenickGet rid of the lot of em i know thats harsh but live in somewere like flemington and you will agree when the african migrant population moved in the crime rate went up ten fold. and im not just talking petty crimes im talking sever bashings rape and a huge rise in break and enters.

      2008-10-13 11:14:43

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      2008-10-13 11:11:22

    35. Report Abuseshrapnaldynamicsour police force is second to the dykes on bikes……… in the gay & lesbian mardy gra who could’nt manedge a car full of kids at the beach……. an influx of people would fully beat them harder than the bra-boys at a christmas party.

      2008-10-13 11:10:15

    36. Report AbuseSimon MorganI don’t want Australia to follow in the footpath of the UK, which has lost all border control to the EU. There the migration level is 100,000 per year, many of whom claim asylum as soon as they arrive. Like the African Commonwealth Games asylum seekers, it’s not fair on us or on legit asylum seekers

      2008-10-13 11:09:29

    37. Report AbuseBenIf you can sit back and reflect on the ‘positive effects’ and ‘positive impact’, migration has on the australian economy, business, employment sector, property sector, education, living, lifestyle, culture, etc. then you will start appreciating migration. I mean ‘migration’ not ‘work visas’.

      2008-10-13 11:07:48

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      2008-10-13 11:07:48

    39. Report Abusessragsimmigration intake should be kept constant at 100,000.

      2008-10-13 11:07:16

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