In the case of Australia, concerns over â€˜unauthorisedâ€™ boat arrivals or â€˜boat peopleâ€™ (also referred to as â€˜irregular maritime arrivalsâ€™) have occupied successive governments since the 1970s. However, many argue that the number of boat arrivals in Australia is very small in comparison to the significant flows of â€˜unauthorisedâ€™ arrivals in other parts of the world over the last few decades. Â Â —aph.gov.au
Well, sure. Â Compared to the Iraqis fleeing their country before Desert Storm, or compared to the mess that’s Dafrur, I guess that would be true.
But that’s really just hiding the true problem among bigger numbers.