In the case of Australia, concerns over âunauthorisedâ boat arrivals or âboat peopleâ (also referred to as âirregular 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 âunauthorisedâ 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.