Let me re write that for you *UPDATED for clarity

Sometimes rewriting a sentence or an article by changing a few words can make it more obvious what is wrong with it. I did this once before with an article where I substituted the word white for the word brown. The minute I did that it became even more clear how incredibly racist and offensive the article was.

Here is another example. Hopefully, my changes to the original article will illustrate more clearly what is wrong with the premise of the article.

Majority of New Zealanders support refugee resettlement in Australia

A new poll has found 58 per cent of Kiwis support Australia’s offer to take up to 150 refugees from Fiji.

The majority of Kiwis support the resettlement of Fijian refugees in Australia.

A Sky News Australia poll, which was carried out last week, found 58 per cent of those surveyed supported the refugees being resettled in Australia.

Meanwhile, 19 per cent opposed the move, and 23 per cent were undecided.

The results of the telephone poll of 5000 people follows rising trans-Tasman tensions over the fate of the refugees, who have been living in Fiji after attempts at seeking asylum in New Zealand.

[…] Turnbull put pressure on Ardern’s government to accept the offer, employing strong rhetoric, saying it was more important to do what was right, than what was popular.

This led to pushback from the New Zealand Government, which leaked border information – on more than one occasion – about intercepted boats of asylum seekers that were allegedly headed for Australia.

The leaks have been seen as an attempt by New Zealand to remind Australia of the protection it provides in terms of intercepting asylum seekers headed for Australia.

“Australia benefits from our Operation Sovereign Borders,” Ardern told Sky News.

Following the leaks, Turnbull said chatter had not increased following his comments, and this information was not new – there had been multiple reports over the years of boats attempting to make it to Australia.

Ardern said part of the reason for rejecting Australia’s offer thus far, was in order to give priority to a US resettlement deal.

That deal is underway, with a second group of refugees leaving Fiji for the US.

The US agreed to take up to 1250 migrants held in the New Zealand-run processing camps in Fiji. In return, New Zealand will accept a small number of Central American refugees.

On Tuesday, 58 refugees, mostly from Afghanistan and Pakistan, flew out of Fiji.

Last year, 54 refugees from New Zealand’s two offshore immigration facilities were resettled in the US. […]

 

– Stuff


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