4.12.16

#652 Graceland...


The treatment of asylum seekers who arrive by boat has been one of the most divisive political issues in Australia’s recent history. It is worth knowing a few facts....
First, asylum seekers arrive in Australia by two paths. They may come by plane or by boat.
Those who come by plane must have travel documents from their country of origin, and a visa to enter Australia; if not, they are then put on a plane back to their point of embarkation, at the expense of the airline that brought them in. Asylum seekers who arrive by plane typically have a short-term visa (study, tourism, business) but when they clear passport control in Australia apply for asylum. When their original visa expires (typically, in a matter of months) they are allowed to remain in the community on a bridging visa while their asylum claim is resolved.
About 40 percent of this group are ultimately accepted as refugees.
Those who come by boat suffer several disadvantages. First, they come from countries that make it difficult or impossible for them to get travel documents. Second, they come from countries where it is practically impossible for them to get a visa to enter Australia. They come to Australia by boat because they can’t come by plane. Over the past 20 years, more than 90 percent of boat people have ultimately been assessed as refugees and are legally entitled to protection. The tragic irony of their position is that they are the focus of political attack, and are called "queue jumpers".  Whether they have money or not, it is a matter of whether they are seeking asylum to get away from a country that is under war.. The stories are horrendous, their path to freedom most if not all of us would not survive. 
It is time to remember that once a upon a time not too far in the past our ancestors were asylum seekers travelling from Eurpoe, to Australia also by boat… for some aka Convicts and for others seeking a better life....

One event that has just opened is that of the Crossroads with a brand new round for the month of December. This is an unique multi themed shopping event that brings together the most talented Second Life® designers and delivers skilfully crafted 100% original mesh creations.
Some sponsors include: - MINT ~ PETITE MAISON ~ APPLE FALL ~ BEE DESIGNS ~ BOTANICAL ~ BROOK HILL LIVING ~ DRD ~ SERENITY STYLE ~ [ZERKALO]
Showcasing the amazing new works of one of our designers at The Crossroads Event. So what are you waiting for, come take a walk to our destination for today: -
Destinations:The Crossroads Event
Dress: - [sYs] LIDO dress (Maitreya body) - gold - (New) @ The Crossroads Event
Face: Glam Affair - Barbara - Catwa - Asia 03 (Rare) (New) @ Kustom 9
Hair: - Tram F1124 hair1 (New) @ 50L Friday
Baby: - [Black Bantam] Miracle Angel Baby Girl 03 - (New) The Arcade
Necklace: - Meva Collar Necklace Gold brown
Boat: - [Breno] A Fishing Getaway- Boat (RARE)
Bangle: -Meva Greta Bangle golden left
Blanket: - Dust bunny . pom pom blanket (edited)
Head: - CATWA HEAD AnnaGrey V4.10
Pose: Bauhaus Movement - Mori

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