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Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has given 7,500 asylum seekers living in Australia until October to learn English, get their heads around the highly-bureaucratic immigration department and lodge an application for protection in our country from whatever tyrannical governments or environmental disasters that threaten their lives elsewhere.
If unable to do so, they will face deportation, as the former Brisbane policeman declares the “game is up” for “fake refugees”.
Mr Dutton said the asylum seekers had all arrived by boat under the previous Labor governments, most without identity documents, and had so far either failed to present their case for asylum with the Immigration Department.
“I’m using this as not only an opportunity to appeal to people who think war-weary refugees will effect their way of life, but it’s also a good chance to rip into other political parties who threaten my job” said the man who boycotted the national apology to the Stolen Generations.
“If people think they can rip the Australian taxpayer off, if people think that they can con the Australian taxpayer, then I’m sorry, the game’s up,” he said.
From now on, refugees and Asylum seekers hoping to remain in Australia must provide government agencies with at least three phone numbers references who can clarify that they would murder the applicant if he or she were to return home.
“It’s pretty simple stuff” he said.
“Just let us know the name and phone number of whichever specific government or rebel force representative who told you that you were going to be killed if you stayed in your home country”