A very controversial topic for Australians is the arrival of the illegal boats carrying Asylum seekers. These people have fled various countries for fear of persecution of government authorities or from war torn countries. It is a very sad situation.
I am not against Asylum seekers wanting a new life free from violence and persecution and I welcome them to our wonderful country. But what really irks me is the illegal way it is done. There are hundreds of genuine Asylum seekers who have applied through the correct forum to receive asylum and unfortunate for them for every boat load that turns up these legitimate or properly applied seekers are made to wait even longer while our government deals with the illegal boats arriving. some could be waiting years for their application to be approved as the government has to deal with the boat people. I feel for them.
The boats have to stop to make the system fair and viable for ALL asylum seekers.