| || |
"For those who've come across the seas, We've boundless plains to share, With courage let us all combine to Advance Australia Fair"
The number of migrants entering Aus in the year your visa application was suspended was about ten thousand down on the previous year but this was still ten thousand higher than two years previously, and 36,000 higher than the ten year average from 2000-2010. Almost 169,000 people coming into the country when the ten year average is 130,000 shows what a money-spinner it is.
You know what I'm not going to justify or clarify what I do Diane, I got a visa based on my skills, end of. For the record I am offended at your attitude and question why with such an obvious chip on your shoulder about migrants you post on a migrant forum? Also I would say that your arguments contradict themselves. It's ok for your daughter to go to the UK and take a job that someone born in the UK could have on the basis of her having dual nationality despite the criteria being applied to me unlikely to be equally applicable to your daughter (ie lived there all her life, mortgage to pay). As I stated earlier, in the UK my husband took a second job to get us through bleak times but I would not have felt aggrieved at non-nationals doing that work. My thinking is if people move to another country prepared to work hard and embrace the culture and laws of that land then leave them be otherwise you are bordering on being a xenophobe. What do you suggest? Stop migration altogether? What a non progressive boring world that would make. Also Jim in reference to your point about people not prepared to do the same 'anything' type jobs in their own country that does not apply to us, we've been there done it in the UK and if we have to do it here so be it. With regard to the point about Eastern Europeans I had no problem with them coming to the UK, they were grafters with a real work ethic and often but not exclusively, the people moaning about them were those born in the UK who would not do the jobs they did but then whinge about them taking jobs! I'm trying to bow out of this thread gracefully and probably not succeeding but I am really quite cross and very offended but also glad that thus far I have not yet had the misfortune to meet someone here in Australia with the attitude of some of the posters on here. My post was attempting to counterbalance the negativity and give people a positive example in the debate and I certainly do not appreciate being attacked by Diane for finding employment even if the post was started with 'no offence'.
Like I said before good luck to you all coming over
Who cares where people are from, if they get in and are willing to work then good luck to them. As posted above I never cared about people coming to the UK if they worked and fitted in. It's the ones that didn't I had a problem with but equally had a problem with the British benefit scrounges aswell. If its so easy for people to come over and find work then why can't the locals easily find work aswell?
Living In Adelaide Since Jan 2012 And Loving It
Might I suggest you go back and read my very first post in this thread? I notice you haven't answered any of the questions either, which of course is your prerogative, but jumping on a high horse and getting all huffy is not really what a discussion is all about, is it?
I am amazed no-one has bought Adolf Hitler into this discussion yet.....
Sometimes the grass will appear greener on the other side because it has been fertilised by bull****