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How many Syrian refugees should Australia take?
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A few hundred
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A few thousand
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Over ten thousand
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As many as possible
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David Libra

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:21 am
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The Greens have proposed that we accept 20,000 refugees from Syria. Two Liberal state premiers have called for us to dramatically increase our refugee intake as well. Is 20,000 too many? What number do you think we can afford to resettle?

To give some context, we resettled 13,750 refugees in total in the previous financial year.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:23 am
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:41 am
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I didn't realise you were Hungarian, HAL!
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How about we fix the problem we created or is it just too hard now?
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David Libra

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Did we really create the Syrian crisis? Either way, I'm not sure there's much we can do now except deal with the consequences.
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^^^ Has the nuclear option been ruled right out?
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I'm sure at least half of the Republican presidential candidates are giving it some consideration.
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I was watching Sky News and the Greens leader Richard Di Natale seem to suggest that ISIS is a 'bit player' in the Syrian Civil War and that the main reasons that people were fleeing the war-torn country was because of the Assad regime.

What are your thoughts on this David especially as someone who generally agrees with many Greens policies and positions?

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Culprit wrote:
How about we fix the problem we created or is it just too hard now?

Can you explain how Australia (or the West) created the problem in Syria?

In regards to Iraq I'll admit the intervention in 2003 was a catalyst for a lot of problems that subsequently emerged as a result of the invasion but with Syria I'm not so sure especially since the Syrian Civil War began from a reaction to years of human rights abuses by the Assad regime towards many Syrian people (especially towards Sunni Muslims) who are Assad's biggest opponents.

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The Greens are going a bit soft there - let's make it 50,000 I say.
Only on the proviso we put them up in purpose-built accommodation in the areas of - Clifton Hill, Brunswick, St Kilda, Brighton, Hampton, Beaumauris, Sandringham, Middle Park, Balaclava........

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Jezza wrote:
I was watching Sky News and the Greens leader Richard Di Natale seem to suggest that ISIS is a 'bit player' in the Syrian Civil War and that the main reasons that people were fleeing the war-torn country was because of the Assad regime.

What are your thoughts on this David especially as someone who generally agrees with many Greens policies and positions?


That seems more like a factual question to me than a party political one.

I don't know for sure what the answer is, but it's beyond dispute that the Assad regime have caused a substantial part of the humanitarian crisis. They also had a couple of years head start before ISIS really started capturing territory; many Syrian refugees have been in camps since 2011, after all, long before ISIS were a major factor.

Even now, as the map in the article below shows, the government still controls a fair section of the country. Needless to say, the refugees trying to get out of the southern and western regions of the country aren't fleeing ISIS.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-22798391

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King Monkey wrote:
The Greens are going a bit soft there - let's make it 50,000 I say.
Only on the proviso we put them up in purpose-built accommodation in the areas of - Clifton Hill, Brunswick, St Kilda, Brighton, Hampton, Beaumauris, Sandringham, Middle Park, Balaclava........


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Half the voters have opted for 'none'. Anyone want to explain their reasoning?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:29 pm
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I voted over ten thousand
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