“With War comes devastation and disconnection; with famine comes death and disease. Innocence of human life is lost and the shattered remnants of once great civilisations disperse across the face of the planet in search of safety, in search of normalcy. This array of human life become psychological captives, trapped in the memories of what once was, only to be criminalised for wanting to be (McCarthy, 2014).”
Hedging Australia’s shores is Australia’s future, and yet the Australian government continues to turn that future away. Disenfranchised persons seeking asylum in Australia are cultural equity (Jakubowicz, July, 2009) and social capital (Barker, 2008) requiring a social justice (Barker, 2008) from a government fighting an aging population. Rather than becoming a problem that Australia’s government seeks to make of other countries, Australia should protect these people, because it is capable of assisting, and is in need of accommodating a demographically sound people, able to fill the projected 20 year void in Australias working population (Statistics, October, 2012).
This paper discusses the dangerous politics of Australias new ‘Border Force (Protection, 2014)’ and the damaging behaviour of Abbottism (Bailey, May, 2014) and the recent practice of utilising Australia’s Navy as political shields (Februray, 2014). It also discusses how neo-conservatisms are fast creating a hated Australia in the Asia pacific region (Ritter, May, 2014). In short, this paper aims to ‘sell’ asylum seekers to the Australian people.
The social capital (Barker, 2008) bordering Australia is in the form of families seeking asylum and Australia has a fast approaching aging workforce.
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McCarthy, Karen. 2014. Cultural Equity on Australia’s Borders: “Social Capital within sight tho’ politically out of reach.” Pages 1-33.