Asylum seeker Policy
The Old Policy
The old policy was very cruel and racist because non-white people often had to do an unfair test leading to the incompletion of the test so not many non-white people had the chance to live in Australia. Also, when they got to Australia, they had to go into a detention which is a little bit like jail. Unlike the non-white people, white people did not have to do the test and got to live in Australia as soon as they arrived in Australia. That was not fair at all.
Non-white people arrived in places like this.
Who is or isn't allowed in Australia
Anyone can come and stay in Australia depending on their reasons.
If you come to Australia and there is war, they are allowed to stay.
If people come because they don't like to live where live and want to live in Australia, they must do the test to live in Australia.
People with a criminal record and want to live in Australia are not allowed to live in Australia. Especially those w ho have murdered people before.
Where do asylum seekers go when they get to Australia
Are they allowed to look for work or go to school straight away?
Are they eligible for government assistance like Centrelink?
Will The government help them learn english?
Where will they live?
They will live in a 4 star hotel (paid by the government) until they get a job and house (5-7 weeks). Otherwise, they will be given a free house to live in.