Probably Andrea .... together with the rising costs of the immigrants that arrive by boat each year ---- http://www.bigpondmo...it-really-costs
Exactly, look how DIAC has doubled the asylum budget.
The use of the term "illegal" is what the press and politicians in particular use to elicit emotive responses from the public as these people are not illegal, but asylum seekers, an illegal is someone in the country who has overstayed their visa or does not have a visa
he Australian Press Council Advisory Guidelines, indicate that the
media should make it clear that unauthorised boat arrivals, "without a
visa are entitled to seek asylum and, in practice, almost all of them do
so. If the Government’s initial processing suggests they may have a
valid case, they are classified as "asylum seekers" and allowed to stay
in Australia while the claim is being finally determined. They remain
"unlawful non-citizens" until their claim is approved (whereupon they
get a permanent protection visa) or they receive a "bridging visa"
pending finalisation of their claim. If their claim is rejected, they
have not committed an offence but are liable to deportation.".