While over 125,000 Australians go hungry and homeless on any given night spare a thought for the so-called asylum seekers who get everything handed to them on a silver platter. This would make excellent subject material for an episode of Australia Calling -Welcome, asylum seekers (freeloading invaders) - Chris Bowen and Julia Gillard's ship of fortune
WASHING machines, microwave ovens, DVDs and plasma TVs are among a 60-item welcome gift pack for asylum seekers offered rent-free homes in the community.
To fulfil a promise to move an influx of families out of detention, the Gillard Government is now fitting out each home with up to $10,000 worth of furnishings and electronics.
They are given food hampers upon arrival at rented homes where they wait for their claims to be processed .
The revelation comes at a time when (low) middle- and high-income families are struggling with cost of living pressures and bracing for cuts to private health rebates and the impact of the carbon tax.
Everything from beds, fridges, mattresses and lounges to an alarm clock radio, clothes hangers and containers for biscuits are being bought in a "household goods formation package" that contains more than 60 items .
It includes a television at a minimum size of 53cm.
An average family of five is eligible for $7100 worth of goods, while larger families of more than nine people can be provided with up to $9850 in furnishings, the Opposition has revealed after Senate estimates this week.
Special consideration is given to providing computers, internet access, mobile phones, bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, iPods, games consoles and sewing machines.
There are 97 homes being rented in Sydney suburbs - and funded by taxpayers - at an average cost of $416 a week with families arriving to a hamper of bread, butter, milk, eggs, other "essentials" and cleaning products .
Asylum seekers are living in Ashfield, Auburn and Bankstown, Blacktown, Cabramatta, Dural and North Curl Curl .
Families with a baby can access a $750 pack of basic supplies . Phone and electricity connections are also paid for.
The assistance is on top of free doctors' visits, dental care, pharmaceuticals, education and payments of up to $433.25 a fortnight to sustain asylum seekers unable to work.
Almost 1600 asylum seekers are housed in community detention across the country .
Opposition Immigration spokesman Scott Morrison said the revelations would disappoint families struggling with cost of living rises.
"The cost of Labor's border protection failures is a slap in the face to every Australian family trying to cope with rising costs of living, made worse by Labor's carbon tax and their abandonment of private health insurance," Mr Morrison said.
Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said the government was being responsible in providing asylum seekers with basic provisions while their claims were being assessed.
"We have a duty of care to provide essential items such as cleaning supplies, furniture and bedding, and baby items such as prams, for vulnerable asylum seekers in community detention," a spokesman said.
"People do not keep the goods, they remain in a house when a family moves out and are used by the next people who move in. These people are not allowed to work."
Asylum seekers late last year were asking for housing, visas and internet access when they arrived . (You give me now, I want free ride fark you stupid racist White kunts!)
For more than five years the Red Cross has been contracted to provide the packages, but the numbers of people in community housing has exploded since Mr Bowen pledged in October 2010 to move most children out of detention. (They reckon it has exploded. Well once news of this gets out as it will since we are paying for the freeloaders' internet access and phone bills so they can call home to tell all of their village to come over the sky is the limit. I can see over 10,000 coming this year and when you count family reunions on top of that 100,000 freeloading invaders would certainly not be out of the question. Our opposition always say that it is only a tiny number but they neglect to mention the family reunion scheme which increases that tiny number by a factor of ten.)
"They are basic supplies, we are not talking about luxury," Red Cross spokesman Michael Raper said. (Computers, internet access, mobile phones, bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, iPods, games consoles and sewing machines are luxuries not basic supplies! Regardless they should not be given anything but a one-way ticket back home! Charity begins and ends at home!)
ARE YOU ANGRY ENOUGH YET WHITE MAN?
Here's boats nine and ten for 2012 -
Two more asylum (invader) boats intercepted
Australian authorities have intercepted two asylum-seeker (invader) boats carrying more than 130 people (invaders), prompting the Federal Government to blame Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. (As much as I hate Abbott he wasn't the one that got the red carpet out. It is like blaming me for it, that is how ridiculous it is.)
The navy survey ship HMAS Leeuwin, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted the first vessel north-north-east of Christmas Island late on Thursday.
Initial indications suggest there are 63 passengers (invaders) and two crew (smugglers) on board.
The boat was initially spotted by a RAAF maritime patrol aircraft.
HMAS Ararat stopped the second vessel west of Christmas Island early this morning.
It is believed there are 71 people (invaders) on board.
So, as of today which is the 48th day of 2012 there have been ten boats carrying 749 invaders and 21 smugglers that have come into the country illegally during 2012.