button in toolbar for more information.
Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 9th 2009
INNER WEST COURIER, Thursday, July 9, 2009 21 OPINION Ryan Dacosta Lisa Treen Ross Rene Alan Kelly Steve Preston As thousands of asylum seekers reportedly set their sights on our shores, we ask Inner West residents whether or not they should be allowed in to Australia. Refugees divide debate Ryan Dacosta, of Newtown: If they're skilled in factory work, teaching or medical work they should be allowed in. The government treats them reasonably well. I don't necessarily agree with detention centres but I can see the point in having them. There should be a limit to how many refugees should be allowed here. Lisa Treen, of Newtown: We've got plenty of space in Australia and I don't see why not. It makes for a more interesting and colourful culture. I think the government should focus on certain areas where we should be putting refugees. Up in Coffs Harbour, refugees are taking on the jobs that average white Australians don't actually want, in abbatoirs and banana plantations. So I think it's a positive. Ross Rene, of Newtown: Refugees should come through the embassy, like the rest of us, instead of by boat, which is not fair. I was 18 when I came to Australia from Paris. Anyone who wanted to come in had to learn to speak English. If they need a place to live, Australia won't say no, as long as they come here legally. Alan Kelly, of Newtown: I want immigration stopped so we can look after the ones we have here now. There are all these people coming in and there aren't enough jobs as it is. I think the number of people allowed in should be about halved. They've got to have a trade and speak English, so they can contribute to society, not just come here and get on the pension. Steve Preston, of Newtown: The bottom line is, if they come over here and sell drugs or get into trouble, they should be deported. If they get involved in gangs, it makes the streets dangerous for everyone. I know they've had a hard life, but life isn't always easy for us either. WHOLESALE Direct to the public 'BRISBANE' AUSTRALIAN HARDWOOD LOW TV UNIT (1930 x 520 x 640 high) Acacia Chocolate Stain Also available in Acacia Ironbark and Bunya Oak p $389 (Fully assembled) 'RO AU HA CO (12 Aca Als Cho p $249 (Fu InStyle Furniture 6-8 Wingate Rd. MULGRAV A E (Windsor) Phone 9679 1000 OPEN 7 DAYS 9-5pm Bring your trailer or we can arrange delivery. InStyle Furniture, quality hardwood furniture at pine prices 2100713i hst wk29 http//stores.ebay.com.au/instyle-furniture-collections .com.au " " "SYDNEY'S BEST KEPT SECRET... GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES!" - Furniture Quest Australia Visit our online store at: stores.ebay.com.au/Instyle-Furniture-Collections DISPLAY CABINET 2 door 4 shelf (980w x 430d x 1800 high) Bunya Oak Also available in Acacia, Ironbark and Chocola Our pric $ y assembled) 11 The Boulevarde, Strathfield Ph:9763 1855 www.strathfieldplaza.com.au
July 1st 2009
July 16th 2009