18 Africans in a house?

Thumper 2 October 2007 54

The SMH is reporting that eighteen Sudanese refugees are believed to be sharing a two-bedroom house in Canberra.

Marion Le, from the Independent Council for Refugee Advocacy, revealed the case after Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said there was evidence African refugees were having trouble settling into Australia.

Eighteen Sudanese crammed into a small house is not acceptable.


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Mr Evil Mr Evil 5:04 pm 05 Oct 07

“I’m sorry, Evil. I am a bad man. A bad, horrible man.”

It’s alright: just blame the devil. 😉

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 4:28 pm 05 Oct 07

I’m sorry, Evil. I am a bad man. A bad, horrible man.

barney barney 6:23 pm 04 Oct 07

Plenty of room at the lodge ……………

Mr Evil Mr Evil 1:27 pm 04 Oct 07

Hey, that’s not a very nice thing to say!

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 12:46 pm 04 Oct 07

Oh mr evil…you truly are a wan- I mean evil.

No, actually, you’re just a toss.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:03 am 04 Oct 07

“Why take the time to comment?”

Because I had nothing better to do but bait some lefties. 😉

la mente torbida la mente torbida 10:32 am 04 Oct 07

Andy – apologies, my comments were based around the general tone of comments – I should really stop making sweeping generalisations 🙂

la mente torbida la mente torbida 10:30 am 04 Oct 07

“Not racism: frankly just don’t care!”

Why take the time to comment?

la mente torbida la mente torbida 9:04 am 04 Oct 07

“Indeed. Just label anyone who questions the PC dogma as racist.”

or

Just call someone who disagrees ‘numb nuts”

andy andy 9:02 am 04 Oct 07

la mente torbida – my comment has nothing to do with the race, age, religion or sex of the people in question.
if there was 18 people of any sort, crammed into a 2 bedroom house, i’d expect the PM to kick them out.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 8:32 am 04 Oct 07

el, as a landlord, that comment warms my heart!

el ......VNBerlinaV8 el ......VNBerlinaV8 9:35 pm 03 Oct 07

Maybe they required the combined income of 18 people to rent a place in Canberra?

BigDave BigDave 9:21 pm 03 Oct 07

18 Africans in a house? Why does this come as a shock to so many? I’ve been under the impression for years that that was the norm.

Special G Special G 7:25 pm 03 Oct 07

What if its one family. mum dad and their 16 kids. You couldn’t split them up. My wife teaches many sudanese refugees and they think living in these conditions is bloody luxury and their family, or what’s left of it, are all together.

Move them into the Lodge – Howard isn’t likely to use it or notice.

Nemo Nemo 6:23 pm 03 Oct 07

The article didn’t say why the 18 people were living together. Some of the comments have presumed that they are in this situation because the Government has let them down somehow. I would be extremely surprised if this was the case.

A huge amount of money is spent on settlement services for refugees each year including housing assistance.

http://www.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia/settle-in-australia/find-help/refugee_humanitarian/ihss.htm

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 5:36 pm 03 Oct 07

I meant scumdorg instead of special G. Sorry, I misread. I got no beef with you, special G, in fact, I agree.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 5:34 pm 03 Oct 07

“Most Africans are skinny anyway, so 18 of them would probably fit comfortably into a space 4 Aussies would fit into.”
That statement is more ignorant than racist. Human beings are not cards. They need space to breath and privacy, no matter how big they are. nd for that matter, not all africans are skinny. Some are quite fat too – just like umm…white people!
Housing really needs to look at this. I wouldn’t be surprised if it has more to do with lack of housing than being a ‘cultural’ thing.
We do need these people, special G. We have a skills shortage, for one. And it’s morally pretty hard for us whiteys to select which people we should let in on the basis of their origin. Guess why…

Snahons_scv6_berlina Snahons_scv6_berlina 4:37 pm 03 Oct 07

Hmmm my comments relate to the scale of economics a landlord could get out of structuring their rental property in such a way to maximise gains. how is that racist ? capitalist perhaps…

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 4:28 pm 03 Oct 07

I’ve decided that I’m not racist – I’m a victim. I didn’t receive the education and upbringing needed to develop the mind in such a way as to accept all peoples with equal favour. I’d like a free education, housing while I complete it, and a few hundred thousand dollars to help me overcome my disadvantage. Come on people, help out a poor victim who never had a chance.

Ralph Ralph 4:27 pm 03 Oct 07

She does. I don’t know why though, there’s a critical mass of wacky wacky la las here as it is. Preaching to the converted.

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