‘Europe’s migrants are here to stay’ – the same plan for Australia?

It’s time to start crafting our policies accordingly
By Dimitris Avramopoulos 
European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship  

It’s time to face the truth. We cannot and will never be able to stop migration.

The refugee crisis in Europe may be subsiding, but migration globally will not stop. Today, on International Migrants Day, more than 244 million people are living outside their country of birth. Human mobility will increasingly define the 21st century. If we want to be ready for it, we need to start preparing now.

Migration is an emotional, sensitive and political issue. It has helped determine elections across Europe and the world. But we can no longer talk only about crisis management: Migration is our new reality. The time has come to start thinking, talking and acting about migration in a more comprehensive and long-term way, putting in place policies aimed at promoting integration and inclusion. Read on…

Black immigrants bring a new dimension of violence

Out of a small group of immigrants to Australia comes a violence that is senseless, irrational and merciless – especially merciless. Victoria’s news bulletins regularly report the bashings, robberies and home invasions by groups of Sudanese youth. Vision of the robberies often show a casual attitude to their crime and violence. Warnings to the authorities – those who make decisions about who comes to Australia – about the incompatibility of some cultures with Australia’s way of life have been ignored.

Channel Nine yesterday reported yet another senseless unprovoked assault on a woman walking to her car in a shopping centre car park. The three youths laughed while they bashed and called the woman a ‘white bitch’. There is only one solution to the crime and violence committed by these black youths: deportation. Punishment and re-education are proving useless.