I’ve only had a brief look at what the Minister for Open Borders has proposed, but I will add in some short commentary as a lot of this was expected.
Essentially, Clare has just said ‘fuck you Australia, especially you young white ones’. I mean, O’Neil is WEF so are we really surprised?
“O’Neil acknowledged the nation faced “genuine and significant” challenges providing affordable housing, but said the problems weren’t caused by migration.”
Whatever you say:
“She also announced the government would from July raise the wage floor for temporary skilled migrants from $53,900 to $70,000. Those currently employed on skilled migrant visas won’t receive a pay bump, but their employers will have to meet the new minimum wage when they apply for a visa renewal, or send the workers home.”
The TSMIT increase is a joke. This is rarely enforced if at all by Home Affairs in my experience, and a number of simple scams exist to get around it. You’d realistically have to jack it up to a $300k floor like Singapore does to get any kind of result and make it impossible for Indian restaurants that don’t serve anyone acting as visa sponsorship scams, to get around it.
That won’t stop Leitho over at MB shilling for a meaningless increase to $90k TSMIT which will also do nothing. Give it a rest mate, it doesn’t work in reality.
Then there’s this gem from the Pakistani Parasite Abul Rizvi:
“Former top immigration official Abul Rizvi said Australia needed a fundamental rethink in its approach to international students. “We need to think of them of potential citizens,” he said.”
So Rizvi wants to give Uber Drivers (pretending that they’re) studying Diploma of Commercial Cookery at Kaplan College for 8 years access to a vote and a passport? Fantastic. I wonder which university vice-chancellor made that recommendation?
More on cheap labour:
“As international students return on COVID-era unlimited work rights, O’Neil said she would strengthen the requirements for study in Australia, and limit the hours students could work to 48 a fortnight.”
This (work rights) also isn’t enforced in the slightest and it is impossible for Home Affairs to prove that someone worked more than they should. Essentially you have to prove that they were working more than 48 hours a fortnight (that’s an increase from 40 hours per week on Condition 8105 pre-COVID too the sneaky bastards) while their course was in session. It’s intentionally written that way to make it impossible to cancel a visa for illegal work before the 56 appeals start.
If you just get yourself an ABN (most do, run a search on the ABN site under common Indian and Chinese names if you don’t believe me) you can bypass most of the work requirements anyway.
“We’ve got an economy that can’t be supported by the size of the population,” Parkinson told media in a briefing. Government figures show temporary migration numbers in Australia have doubled in the past 15 years.”
This is just code for GDP must go up. We’re not satisfied with a $9 Trillion housing market already?
The rest was the usual ‘war for talent’ ‘muh skills shortage’ nonsense that we all know.
As usual, she didn’t give a number, but my understanding is it will remain uncapped and that everyone in the skilled stream will have a pathway to PR. That’s a shitshow in progress.
In short, the NDIS is going to be totally destroyed along with Medicare. Hospitals are already cooked with waiting lists way blown out. Pensions are fucked and I wouldn’t be surprised if the pension age gets raised again, because remember all that immigration is supposed to pay for it.
What a lot of the public don’t know is that you don’t even have to be granted Permanent Residency to get access to Medicare – you can get a card just by applying for PR and being on a Bridging Visa A (most common one). It’s a disaster but so is the economic zone.
And forget housing (if you aren’t already a feudal lord).
Also remember, the proposed 650,000 (more than Tasmania) by end of next yeat is on top of Kiwis getting citizenship, country shoppers getting PR and the Pacific Islander fruit-picking PR visa lottery, as well as NZ criminals getting to stay here in everyone else’s suburb.
We all knew the temporary to permanent bait and switch was coming, even when Kristina Keneally was booted after spruiking the same. All this means is that they get access to certain public services and indeed, a fast track to a vote and a (somewhat) say in the country’s direction. It’s also much harder to get rid of them, especially in the visa cancellation space and when there’s a recession.
They’re also not serious about the proposed crackdowns in the student visa side of things. The easiest fix that the Minister can make overnight is to take work rights away with a regulation change like most other countries, but again GDP go up and wages go down.
With people living in tents already, the social cohesion situation is going to get likely very testy in the next 12-18 months on the criminal side of things. More business for me yes, but unsafe for our families in the major cities.
This same mega immigration thing is playing out in every western republic now – Canada, NZ, USA, Europe so this is end of Rome stuff.
My sons won’t be able to own a house ever at this rate, but I’m sure the Minister for WEF is looking forward to them owning nothing and being happy.
Guest article from barrister Mark who has served a sentence of over 20 years in the legal world including migration and criminal law