Refugee experience

Australia has a large amount of refugees crossing its border each day because of its freedom it gives to its citizens and the opportunities, this looks awfully enticing for a family who is living in a country which is experiencing war. The families are not very wealthy so the parents only option is to sneak into Australia and hope they survive the trip.

Instead of being cared for by Australia they are ripped off of their boat and put in detention centres which have worse living conditions than most gaols. While they are being treated poorly by the Australian people being given dirty jobs and are the victim of racism. The Australian people still expect the refugees to love and feel grateful that they are in Australia.

Cargo? ... notes for another way

with 50-something women at the helm
an armada of small craft and a network
of long-haired young men, texting
dates_coordinates_times, a naval officer
let's call her Jane, and an old man leaning

into his walker, a stay-at-home dad, a couple
of farmers and an albatross — keep track
of the next boat spotted in the Timor Sea.

at dusk, an ad hoc flotilla sets out to intercept
the 'cargo', bypasses Christmas Island, sails
or motors south to near Geraldton, where
a church van and an elderly citizens bus —
eight members of the CWA on hand
with tea and fruit and scones —
greet the new arrivals. the local pool
provides shower facilities and an Aboriginal GP

and a white nurse, both Jack, offer medical
assistance, inoculations, and jelly beans for the kids.
half a dozen interpreters arrive.
dark falls early. a welcome to country
follows — chatter around a campfire, a taste
of bush tucker. families disperse
to their billets, as country closes
round them all, not swallowing Korah and his sons

but adopting kin. the local school is in on it
and the market prints its own currency.
a collection of old bikes turns up from Perth.
in a place big enough to get lost, community
gardens appear at every camp. the elders
& the country & the ochre earth, the unfamiliar
scrub & the chameleon kindness of air — camouflage
the visitors, with only the surveillance of owls.

This prom relates to the refugees in Australia by showing how they are treated and cared for by the Australian people which is extremely poorly described by the writer when they reach Christmas island. This prom is extremely accurate in the way we treat refugees, we put them in awful situations and still expect the refugees to love the Australians and feel grateful.

Experiences vary depending who you are and where you come from in the Australian community. If you are a Nobel, wealthy Australian citizen you can expect to experience pleasure and politeness, although if you are a poor indigenous man you can experience a great dele of pain and experience racism.

The Australian experience is different for all of us the thing that makes it different for each of us in the way we treat each other. If Australia should be able to reach a state where it is a part of our culture to accept all people and support the idea that everyone is equal than no matter who we are our Australian experience should be similar to every other Australian.

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