Australia’s Herald Sun reports that:
A British migration expert said yesterday Australia should open its
borders to unskilled rather than skilled Asian migrants to do the
dirty, difficult and dangerous jobs locals shunned.
Philippe Legrain, a visiting fellow at the London School of
Economics’ European Institute, also accused the Government of racism
over its approach to African refugees.
"I think it’s the most crude, electioneering racism," he said.
A spokeswoman for Mr Andrews said opening the borders to unskilled migrants would be catastrophic.
"The idea of bringing in people to do low-skilled, low-paid jobs is, frankly, un-Australian," she said.
Rubbish. Indeed, some people might say that the Howard government’s policy towards refugees’ is not only un-Australian; it’s unethical and inhumane.