An Australian citizen that has been stuck offshore since March 2020, has applauded the decision to bring Afghan refugees to Australia ahead of Australian citizens.
John Christenson, who has been stuck in Indonesia since his engineering contract was ended due to COVID19, is one of the 36,000 Australians stuck overseas who can’t get a flight home due to border closures.
“I lost my job, blew through my savings and superannuation to try and stay solvent in a foreign country and haven’t seen my wife and kids in 18 months. However, I’m glad someone is looking after those non-citizens who just want to be somewhere else, because some politicians decided to bomb the shit out of their country and make us wear the socio-economic cost of displaced people,” John said.
John said he wasn’t bitter about being sent to the back of the line.
“I mean, fighting for your country and building something for future generations is actual hard work, so I understand the desire for them to go somewhere else and parasite off the excess of what someone else built. That’s the EZFKA spirit.”
The first flights are due to arrive next week.