How is that bigoted?
How is what I said bigoted?
Meanwhile a born Aussie is a leach on the taxpayer until their mid 20's and then take many more years to repay their cost of upbringing.Being born here makes an Aussie youth a 'leach'. Whereas migrants who buy residency in this country are somehow productive and wonderful, despite the fact that they've in no way contributed to the generations of physical and social infrastructure that we've built up in this country, like roads and public transport, Medicare, Centrelink etc.
It costs nearly $300k to raise a child and almost everything they do from the day they are born is part funded by the taxpayer. Hospital, medical care, school, public transport etc etc https://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-23/kids-eat-into-family-budget-like-never-before/4708076
Assuming they go to Uni or TAFE, they will not be a taxpayer until early - mid 20's and then low income and take a few years to break even. So for the first 1/3 of our lives, the majority of us are a negative contributors to the Australian economy. ie leach!
Sorry if this is a real shock to you!
Meanwhile, import skilled labour in their mid 20's - 30's, which are filtered to ensure not significant health issues and minimum skill sets usually matched to shortages in the market. Their applications to enter the country are cash flow positive for the govt and on arrival have limited access to welfare, generally have lower levels of unemployment. Not surprising that the US Billionaires are disproportionally immigrants or off-spring of immigrants.
There are no 'skills shortages' in Australia. At any one time we have more than a million people in this country in tertiary and post-secondary vocational education - there are actually too many people doing post-secondary courses as a proportion of our population. The shortage is in people who are prepared to work in an expensive city like Sydney or Melbourne for $12 an hour. The only people prepared to do that are the ones trying to obtain residency in this country because for a local to do that it would be completely unsustainable - they wouldn't be able to live on that money. But twelve migrants to an apartment makes it possible.
Are you trying to say that children born in this country are a burden? Who will end up paying your free gift to Qantas off over the 33-odd years it will take to pay back? You have a really perverse and bigoted view of the world - you hate people who were born here because you view them as a financial burden, conveniently forgetting the fact that every migrant who comes here will eventually require end-of-life support from the government at a cost of around $320,000-$440,000 per migrant AND that they'll want their elderly parents to come here and die on the Aussie taxpayer's dime at the same kind of cost.
Labor at the last election was going to give away 200,000 aged parent visas @ $5,000 each. That was despite a clear warning from The Productivity Commission in 2016 that every single one of these people was costing the Aussie taxpayer $320,000-$440,000 in Centrelink and Medicare over their life.
The total cost to the Australian taxpayer would have been in the vicinity of $60,000,000,000,000 to $80,000,000,000,000. Yes, that's TRILLIONS. Allowing that to happen would have completely destroyed Centrelink and Medicare as viable schemes for the generations of Australians who paid into those schemes and built them up for us to all enjoy.
They can't be given away to foreigners - especially elderly aging foreigners - or they'll be bankrupted in a heartbeat.