Should refugees be allowed to come to Australia?Should refugees be allowed to come to Australia?

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readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is a question with many possible answers and nuances. In my opinion, the answer is yes. Most likely refugees are people who are fleeing a country on account of some type of oppression. To welcome these people is a kind and humane thing to do. What makes this even a better option is that we are talking about these refugees coming not to any country, but to Australia. Let me explain.

First, because Australia is so far away from most countries and because it is an island, there will not be too many refuges. Countries that share a border have a much more difficult time controlling refugees. Second, Australia does not have too many people in terms of population. So, the country can use more workers. Third, because Australia is a commodities based economy, they can use workers. For this reason, it is a win situation for Australia as a country and the refugees who are seeking a better life for themselves and their families.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Any country that accepts refugees is opening itself up to both problems and opportunities. New immigrants can be a boon. They are usually grateful and hardworking, but not all of them will be. You also open yourself up to crime and corruption.
user396107 | Student

This is a controversial topic in Australia. There has been much debate on whether refugees should be allowed access to Australia. It depends on what you classify as a refugee, the loose definition, is a person fleeing persecution or is in danger. In my opinion, refugees should not be allowed in Australia because if Australia start accepting refugees then before you know it more and more refugees comes to Australia and then Australia has a population issue. 

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