Here are some articles we noticed in the Australian media in the second half of 2014. Put together, they paint a stark picture of some of the consequences of our current immigration policy. Let us know of anything else you’ve noticed of importance and that we should record here.
- Ghetto warning: Call to change foreign investor property rules’ (Herald Sun, 30 December 2014)
- ‘Fears corrupt Chinese set to rush investor visa’ (Australian, 29 Dec 2014, page 3)
- ‘More than 62,000 people living illegally in Australia’ (Sydney Morning Herald, 26 December 2014)
- ‘Sydney siege shows how the screen door of citizenship has been left open to criminal elements‘ (Australian, 20 Dec 2014) – and see also Roger Franklin’s essay ‘One “Irritation” Too Many’ (Quadrant Online, 16 December 2014)
- ‘Indian citizens head immigration queue for Australia’ (The Age, 6 December 2014)
- ‘Raids on illegal and exploited immigrants’ (A Current Affair, Channel 9, 24 November 2014)
- ‘Migrant dole queues: Thousands of foreign partners unemployed’ Herald Sun, 18 October 2014)
- ‘Australia sells fast track visas to lure foreign investors’ (The Business, ABC TV, 6 October 2014)
- ‘Visa fraud suspects fled after wiring $1m overseas’ (The Age, 8 August 2014)
- ‘Call for migration rort crackdown as data reveals foreign workers snare net job growth’, (Sydney Morning Herald, 7 August 2014)
This year, voters in New South Wales and Queensland will have the opportunity to send the REDUCE IMMIGRATION message to all candidates in their forthcoming state elections. NSW goes to the polls on 28 March 2015, and Queensland no later than 20 June 2015 (*). See how to participate in the REDUCE IMMIGRATION write-on campaign, and check our FAQ page for further information.
Happy new year!
(*) Footnote added 8 January: The Queensland state election has now been called for Saturday 31 January 2015.