The lucky stroke crippled me and gave me a new life. Now I'm just unbelievably good looking and modest. Always turn a little to the left.
23 Oct 2010
TERRIFIED OF REFUGEES---WOODSIDE- ADELAIDE HILLS SOUTH AUSTRALIA
SENIOR government ministers have warned against public hysteria following an angry backlash against plans to move asylum-seekers.
Immigration officials were jeered at public meeting in the Adelaide Hills, having the asylum-seekers in their communities would be a positive and rewarding experience officials said.
Trade Minister Craig Emerson warned against public hysteria over the government's plan to build centres in the two states to handle rising numbers of boat arrivals.
"Let's not start this sort of hysteria that they're somehow horrible, dangerous people," he said. "These are people who will be assessed using the normal checks that were put in place many, many years ago."
This hysteria has been whipped up by the scare tactics of the Coalition opposition, they have even described these refugees as invaders trying to take over the country
Immigration Minister Chris Bowen assured residents that resources would not be stripped from local communities, and extra resources for the centres would be provided by the government.
Residents of Woodside in the Adelaide Hills reacted angrily to plans to house up to 400 asylum-seekers on the nearby Inverbrackie defence estate, even though they have been assured that the town, if anything will benefit.