I don’t know if that is a compliment or curse coming from UNHCR head honcho Antonio Guterres a long time socialist leader.
From the Fairfield Advance:
UNITED Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said Australia had the best refugee resettlement program in the world during his visit to Fairfield High School yesterday.
Mr Guterres enjoyed afternoon tea with students, teachers and community members during the whirlwind visit.
The former Portuguese prime minister also met with parents in the school’s Parents Café, a place where recently-arrived migrants catch up to learn more about their new life in Australia.
“Australia has the most successful program of resettlement in the world,” Mr Guterres said.
“It is not easy to resettle in a new country; there is a different culture, a different way of living, even a different climate.
“I think Australia should be commended, because civil society, the schools, the local authorities, the government services all work together in order to make (refugees) feel at home and feel part of this wonderful country.
The country is so wonderful that some Muslims want to go back “home” from time to time (on the taxpayers dime no less!)
Apparently the refugees are all so comfortable that this week we learned that “new Australians,” who are Muslim are asking that the government give them subsidies to go back to home countries for family visits. And, they want help with housing in special segregated enclaves. I kid you not!
NEW migrants should get taxpayer subsidies to visit overseas relatives, an Islamic group has told the Federal Government.
The Islamic Women’s Welfare Association also says Muslims prefer to live close to their own people and Australia should consider how to “facilitate the purchase of homes for new migrants”.
In a submission to a federal multicultural inquiry, the association has urged the Government to give tax deductions to newly arrived migrants so they can visit relatives in their homelands.
“Migrants face a lot of sacrifices such as having to travel long distances to visit relatives, spending on communication costs, missing out on some events occurring in native countries etc,” the submission said.
“This loss should be compensated by the Government in one way or the other to retain migrants in their country of adoption.”
Sounds like an idea a socialist like Guterres would love!
Australia good, Europe bad!
Last spring Guterres chastised Europe for not opening its arms to the Arab Springers coming in from North Africa, here.
Who is Guterres trying to fool, check our category on Australia where we have 73 posts on problems with asylum seekers/refugees/immigrants to Australia.