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Immigration and imported skilled workers in Australia

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Here’s a poem I received by email to help celebrate Australia Day.

I cross ocean, poor and broke, Take bus, see employment folk.
Nice man treat me good in there, Say I need to see welfare.

Welfare say, ‘You come no more, We send cash right to your door’
Welfare cheques, they make you wealthy, Medicare it keep you healthy!

By and by, I get plenty money, Thanks to you, Australian Dummy.
Write to friends in motherland, Tell them ‘come fast as you can.’

They come in turbans and Ford trucks, I buy big house with welfare bucks
They come here, we live together, More welfare checks, it gets better!

Fourteen families, they moving in, But neighbour’s patience wearing thin.
Finally, white bloke moves away, Now I buy his house, and then I say,

‘Find more aliens for house to rent.’ And in the yard I put a tent.
Send for family they just trash, But they, too, draw the welfare cash!

Everything is very good, And soon we own the neighbourhood.
We have hobby? it’s called breeding, Welfare pay for baby feeding.

Kids need dentist? Wife need pills? We get free! We got no bills!
Australian crazy! He pay all year, To keep welfare running here.

We think Australia ‘darn good place! Too darn good for the white man race.
If they no like us, they can scram, Got lots of room in country I came.

At the bottom of the piece it urged me to send it on to every Australian taxpayer I know.  Not being one to promote inflammatory propaganda, I decided to keep it to myself. 

However, it does make you question our immigration program during this period of financial instability.  We are facing enormous job losses but we continue to bring in pacific island peasants under the ‘skilled worker’ visa scheme.

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has urged the Federal Government to make a “substantial reduction” to its skilled migration program in this year’s Budget.

In its Budget submission to Treasury, the ACF says that if current migration levels continue they would contribute to a tripling of Australia’s population by the end of the century.

The ACF argues that the projected population growth would make it more costly for the country to meet its emissions reduction targets, placing a high burden on “already stretched” urban infrastructure and ecological systems.

This workplace problem is worldwide and we need to protect our own. England’s Daily Mail reports that Britain must set population limit to safeguard national security and they see immigration as a problem area.

Anyway, don’t let me spoil your Australia Day … just keep those imported workers away from your job and your daughters 😉


Written by Greg Naylor

21 January 2009 at 2:50 pm

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  1. In this time of high unemployment and overpopulation, it is crucial to start eliminating immigration. Both legal and illegal immigration should be reduced to zero.

    Don McAninch

    23 January 2009 at 12:41 pm

  2. Wow, you sure do attract them rednecks, Greg.

    So we should be reducing our population (or keeping it the same)? Hmm, I wonder how that might impact on our economy.

    It’s not too ‘over populated’ out here. Plenty of room from what I can see.

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    23 January 2009 at 1:31 pm

  3. I’m all for protectionism whether it be our jobs or the food we grow. We are staring the collapse of the world economies in the face and it is prudent to pause and modify policies that might be to the disadvantage of all Australians.
    Maybe I am a redneck too!

    Greg Naylor

    23 January 2009 at 3:36 pm

  4. Greg, maybe we should just ban the big companies like Telsra from ‘outsourcing’ their jobs to countries where the workers are paid a pittance. It seems to me that’s the best way of “protecting” Australian jobs.

    Whereas cutting back on immigration is actually regressive in that it shrinks demand for goods & services and leads to higher unemployment.

    I know you are NOT a redneck, Greg, because rednecks say things like, “those rotten immigrants are taking our jobs.” Only they don’t actually put it that way and, instead, they hide behind scare-tactic statements like “we’ve got limited resources” & “we’re overpopulated”.

    But scratch a ‘zero populationist/anti-immigration’ type and you’ll find a redneck (and possibly a racist) underneath. And I know that’s not you.

    As for protecting “the food we grow”, I take it you mean banning certain food imports? That’s an entirely different issue though.

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    23 January 2009 at 8:13 pm

  5. Thanks for noting that I am not a redneck Ray. Banning outsourcing of ALL jobs that could be carried out in Australia is a surprisingly good suggestion. Whilst it may be more expensive than outsourcing, no companies would have an advantage. As to protecting the food that we grow, it would be advantageous to the Australian workforce to ban the import of any foods that we produce or do as the Americans do. Over there, if an American company produces an item, an import cannot be sold at a cheaper price. That is the protectionism I refer to.

    Greg Naylor

    23 January 2009 at 9:38 pm

  6. I agree with the bans on certain food imports, Greg, especially those vegetables grown in human excrement in Asia. Yuk.

    As for the outsourcing, I think it’s one of the greatest travesties of the past decade or so to allow companies like Telstra (and the banks) to lay off workers here and then re-employ cheap labour overseas to do the same thing … and do it less efficiently too.

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    24 January 2009 at 1:04 am

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