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The rate of recorded deaths in the Mediterranean has risen sharply this year, with more than 3,740 migrants drowning on their way to Europe.
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Another recent poll said half would ban Muslims entering Australia.
Australians of conscience are aghast at our treatment of refugees, and they are variously confused and ashamed at the continuing impact of racism, in both policy and the wider culture. But so feeble is the state of the national conscience that those who raise their voices often seem to be shouting into the wind.
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Australia cannot credibly stand with world leaders in New York and claim to be a champion for refugee protection while maintaining its current suite of asylum policies.
Maybe lay off the fish and chip jokes.
The real problem arising from this week's revelations isn't so much the corruption of DIBP staff. It's the widespread criminality and system vulnerability present in Australia's visa regime.
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It's high time we recognised that immigrating to a new country takes courage and resilience. Those who do it are typically far from what you'd call weak or vulnerable -- in contrast, they are most often very strong and deserving of admiration, not pity.
Every day, right across Victoria, young people from refugee and newly-arrived migrant backgrounds are quietly making wonderful contributions to their communities. It is unfortunate then, that our attentions are often afforded to incidents like the gang violence seen in Melbourne's CBD last month.
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