ABUL RIZVI. Dutton Sets New Asylum Seeker Application Record Posted on 8 December 2018

Abul Rizvi was a senior official in the Department of Immigration from the early 1990s to 2007 when he left as Deputy Secretary. He was awarded the Public Service Medal and the Centenary Medal for services to development and implementation of immigration policy, including in particular the reshaping of Australia’s intake to focus on skilled migration. He is currently doing a PhD on Australia’s immigration policies.

“Why did 50,000 asylum seekers arriving by boat represent a crisis for our border sovereignty while the arrival of a similar number over the past two and a half years by plane is just ho hum? Peter Dutton in 2017-18 has set a new record for the number of asylum seeker applications received. His record surpasses that set in 2012-13 under the Rudd/Gillard government. This is the result of a crisis in our visa processing system (see here) which is likely to be creating a honeypot for people smugglers. “

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I reckon the above article is an eye-opener as far as our immigration policy is concerned!

One thought on “ABUL RIZVI. Dutton Sets New Asylum Seeker Application Record Posted on 8 December 2018

  1. The global populist backlash opposing immigration is illogical and counterproductive for many countries, especially for those with an aging population dependent upon a constant influx of young workers able to sustain social programs and the economy in general. Unfortunately, the very segments of the population most opposed to immigration are the primary beneficiaries.

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