Duncan Dey, Main Arm
In resource-management spheres, the first tool of choice is demand management. Applying this to Australia’s immigration rate, the first question would not be how to keep refugees out of Australia. It would be to examine the home situation, the conflict that caused them to abandon their homeland and take the perilous journey to other countries in search of a safe haven.
Hence we’d be talking to our rich friends about selling weapons to parts of the world in war. And we wouldn’t be talking to our poor neighbours about housing traumatised refugees on their islands for profit.
How about growing a heart there in the Liberal heartland?